After two years of having it online, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo (PLSP) Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) pulled off its much awaited return to the face-to-face modality in the conduct of its 7th Research Congress at the University Library, May 18-19.

Leading the charge was Prof. Kristin Anne C. Corcega, Vice President for Research and Innovation, where she said “We must in our own ways be drivers of change and future-proof our societies. In order to do this we must welcome more ideas, especially coming from our faculty and students.”
Prof. Kristin Anne C. Corcega, Vice President for Research and Innovation
(Source: PLSP-OVPRI)

Specifically, the conduct of this research congress aimed to highlight PLSP faculty and student research where this will translate theories, frameworks, and design into usable products, and extension projects benefiting the society in large gearing toward for this congress’ theme “Sharp Thinking, Responsive to Issues, Future Ready PLSP Culture”.

This activity was divided into groups, the first day was intended for the student category where feasibility study, business plan, design project, capstone projects and thesis were given importance. And the following day was focused on the faculty members geared towards making researches aligned to their respective programs. Cash prizes await, for the student category the best paper will receive Php. 3, 000.00 (2nd and 3rd Best Paper will have Php. 2,000.00 and Php. 1, 000.00 respectively) and Php. 2, 000.00 for the best presenter per category. While, Php. 5,000.00 each will be received by the faculty member who was evaluated for having the Best Paper and Best Presenter awards.

On the first day, the Best Paper for the Feasibility Study category was awarded to “A Feasibility Study of Producing Fruity Pastillas in San Pablo City, Laguna” while the Best Presenter was given to Balilo, Catherine S., De Leon, Christal, Eugenio, Mark F., Ledda, Ronna Marie L., Mayor, Hazel Mae A., Peregrin, Clarence Jane G., and Reburiano, Ma. Czarina B. These studies were presented to Dr. Herbert Ticzon, Dr. Randall B. Pasco, and Mr. Layzon Briones.

Grilll in a Box ‘Pinoy Samgyup’ was hailed as the Best Paper for the Business Plan category, while Sombilla, Leon Joshua A., Banayo, Ramir Joseph C., Alcantra, Genesis, T., Arguzon, Jomari C., Arrogancia, Janella Jean G., Embellado, June Rey B., Casalme, Iana Fauline M., and Abella, Rothchiv R. took home the Best Presenter recognition. Ms. Venus Palmenco, Mrs. Reeza Suazo, and Ms. Janina Ellise Agnes served as the evaluators.

Moreover, Engr. Jane M. Bañagale, Mr. Jordan M. Puhawan and Engr. Jake Magpily was assigned to Design Project category where the study entitled “Plant Tech: Arduino Based Automated Condition and Monitoring System for Greenhouse Farming with Gsm Module Powered by Solar” was evaluated as Best Paper, and Mario Jr G. Brucal, Arvin B. Royo, Justiel Vinz C. Velasco, Rigor M. Evangelista, Ruzel U. Pulutan, and Reiniel Dave Gruta were named as Best Presenters.

For the Capstone Project category both Best Paper and Best Presenter awards were snatched by Alyssa Marie V. Averion, Dexter John A. Montemayor, MC Rinuel A. Arnisto, John Elisher A. Coleda, Mark Lloyd H. San Jose, and Adrian C. Garcia for their study entitled “IRequest: A Document Request System for Registrar’s Office of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo” in which Ma’am Agnes M. Recana, Ma’am Eleanor M. Pandanan, and Mr. Sherwin D. Quizon was tasked to evaluate.

Lastly, the BS Psychology students were able to bring home the Best Paper for the Thesis category with their research titled “Emotional Intelligence and Work-Life Balance of PNP Personnel in San Pablo City, Laguna: A Basis for Emotional and Work-Life Enhancement”. And the teacher education students composed of De Chavez, Lara Elaine M., Montana, Maria Regina E., Quioas, Dame Ark C., Bolante, Irish Joy M., Bonilla, John Kim A., Rodollo, Ulysses C., Lalusin, Carlito G., and Gapaz, Jeramie S.were announced as Best Presenters. The panel of evaluators was composed of Dr. Preciosa D. Villacruel, Dr. Marc Lester F. Quintana, and Dr. Mark Lixcel Lantican.

For the faculty division, Dr. Mark Lixcel Lantican and Jaymer Ann Bautista’s study “Modeling Workload, Job Satisfaction, Work Stress and Organizational Commitment on Turnover Intention: Evidence from PLSP Hospitality and Tourism Management Educators” was announced as the Best Paper and Engr. Jomar Escobido was named as the Best Presenter.

This congress was done through the efforts of its Vice President, university officials, members of the council, student researchers, and its on-the-job trainees.


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