R & D Activities

  1. Conducted Technical review of proposals submitted for funding under RRF.
  2. Three (3) proposals from MSU were granted financial assistance in the total amount of Php 600,000.00.
  3. Conducted Strategic Planning Workshop on November 26-29, 2012 in GSC.
  4. Crafted the Strategic Plan for CY 2013-2015 and the Action Plan for CY 2013.

Capacity Building Activities

  1. Sent three (3) participants from the member-agencies of HRDC XII to attend the Training on Animal Care and Utilization at UP NIH in September 2012.
  2. Three participants were oriented  and trained by UP NIH applying the  laws that govern the use of animals in research. They became knowledgeable about ethical issues in the conduct of research involving animals which the consortium can now refer to when evaluating proposals.
  3. Sent five (5) participants from HRDC XII to attend the PNHRS Assembly last August 2012 in Manila.
  4. Participants were able to interact with the representatives from other consortia throughout the country. They were also clarified on the operations of the consortium and encouraged them to submit proposals and support activities of the consortium that will redound to their own benefits.


Info-dissemination Activities

  1. Disseminated information for Call of Proposals for submission to HRDC XII
  2. Health researchers submitted capsule proposals to avail of the DOH funding support which was coursed through the PNHRS/PCHRD-DOST.

ARMM Health Research Consortium Reorientation Meeting and Strategic Planning Workshop
December 17-19, 2012 at El Manuel Convention Center, Cotabato City.
































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Dated: Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:00

What proposals may qualify


Research proposals that will be entertained by the HRDCR IV-A are those which address priority health problems identified under the PNHRS National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).

Research priorities for the year 2011-2016 are:

a. Drug discovery and Development

b. Development of Diagnostic Kits for Priority Diseases

c. Genomic and Molecular Technology

d. ICT for Health

e. Hospital Equipment and Biomedical Devices

f.  Functional Foods

The proposal should contain the following:

•Cover sheet •Table of contents •Introduction •Program/project title •Program/project leader •Implementing agency •Cooperating agency •Significance of the proposal •Literature review •Objectives •Expected Output (s) •End-users/target beneficiaries •Program/project duration •Methodology • Plans for data processing and analysis •Work plan schedule •Ethical/biosafety clearance •Research utilization •Estimated budgetary requirements •Curriculum vitae •Endorsement from the agency head • Bibliography •Line Item Budget (LIB)

(Description of research area and template of detailed research proposal available at http://www.region4a.healthresearch.ph and www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph )

The submitted proposal shall also meet the following requirements:


•Relevant to regional health problems

•In accordance with the priorities identified by NUHRA

•With budgetary requirement not exceeding P200,000 with a duration of six months to one-year.

Who may apply

Regular staff and faculty members of research institutes, medical and paramedical schools, hospitals and other health related agencies may submit proposals, properly endorsed by the head of the agency. Likewise, medical residents of hospitals may submit proposals provided that he or she will be working under the supervision of a more experienced researcher affiliated in the same institution. These proposals should be addressed to:


c/o Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Room 6301 3/F De La Salle Angelo King   Medical Research Center,

Gov. D Mangubat Ave. Dasmarinas City    Cavite, 4114, Philippines

Suggested deadline for submission of proposals

15 June 2013


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Dated: Saturday, 22 December 2012 00:58

EVHRDC members with Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, PCHRD_DOST Executive Director, and Engr. Edgardo M. Esperancilla, DOST VIII Regional Director.The Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortia conducted a review of its Strategic Plan for 2012-2014 and made Working Plan for 2013. It was conducted at the Ritz Tower De Leyte, Tacloban City .last December 20,2012 which started at 10 AM and ended at 5 PM. No less than the Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, graced the affair. His speech focused on the challenges ahead for the Health Researchers especially that DOH Secretary Enrique Ona, had requested PCHRD together with the Philippine Institute on Development Studies to manage the Research Funds of DOH. The plans of Sec. Ona are to mobilize all DOH Program Managers to identify researchable topics based on the NUHRA for funding next year. There are also Research Fellows who are engaged/ contracted to conduct research or assessment of DOH offices where they are deployed or do governance study. He also included the important role of the consortia which he considers as the “Brains, Heart and Soul” in encouraging and soliciting researches from the member agencies. He thanked the DOH and DOST8 in actively participated in managing the EVHRDC.The latest update on the O/L Trap Roll out were also mentioned like the soon to be signed MOA between DOST and DOH and the online submission of the OV Trap indices. He also encouraged the researchers to access the online Philippine Health Research Registry. He also thanked the assistance of Ms. Anicia Catameo, PCHRD coordinator for Eastern Visayas and also Ms. Wilma Santos also from PCHRD.

The Revisiting of the EVHRDC Strategic Plan for 2012-2014 was facilitated by Ms Elen San Juan of TOP. The process though was shortened as suggested by Dr. Marietta Sumagaysay of UPVTC, to directly go into planning for CY 2013 since the plan is still on its 2nd year of implementation. With that the different Committees grouped themselves and worked on their respective plans after which each Committee was requested to present their plans. Suggestions, queries and recommendations were noted. It was agreed that the Consortium would have a general meeting to refine the plans and submit to the Executive Committee before it will be submitted to PCHRD for funding.

To close the activity, RD Edgardo M. Esperancilla, EVHRDC Co-Chair and Regional Director of DOST8, gave his Closing Remarks. He thank Dr. Montoya personally came over to attend despite his very busy schedule. He enumerated the different activities which the consortium has done to which he mentioned attendance to the PNHRS Week Celebrations where entries from Leyte Normal University and Visayas State University got both 2nd prizes in the poster and student categories, respectively. Another good news for the Eastern Visayas is that it is one of the 4 regions where the TUKLAS Lunas Center was situated. He noted that there are a lot of researchable areas that the researchers can select from like finding the reasons why it is in the Eastern Visayas has the highest infant and maternal mortality occurred, however, Biliran had drastically lowered its infant and maternal mortality last year. It is worthwhile to know the reasons and the best practices of Biliran. He is suggesting to pursue the planned strategy of the Mentor-mentee in doing research to encourage neophyte researchers to do Health Research. The issue on sustainability of the consortium was brought up and he said that those members institution who are able can pay minimal membership fee which funds could be used as honoraria to encourage participation in activities of the consortia. He ended by thanking each one for their attendance and wished them a Merry Christmas.

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