The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST IX) and the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines had recently conducted a series of research writing training-workshops in Mibang Hotel, Dipolog City last October 27-28, 2016.
The series was composed of two training-workshops; the first trained participants in Writing and Presenting Research Proposals, whereas the second focused on Enhancing the Research / Thesis Writing Capabilities of Special Science School Teachers.
As with the recently conducted NAST events in Dipolog last September, both workshops heavily emphasized the importance of research - this time, focusing on its more technical aspects, and on how to streamline collected data for better presentation.
Over 300 had taken part in the training-workshops, with groups and participants coming from various agencies, schools and organizations across region IX.
The highlight for both events was the presentation of the participants' proposals and the exchange of ideas between the presenters and panel of experts.
Leading the panel was Dr. Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, outgoing president of the Outstanding Young Scientists Inc. (OYSI) and a professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. With her were fellow OYSI members Dr. Merlyn S. Mendioro, Dr. Ephrime B. Metillo, Dr. Allan N Soriano, Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos and Dr. Windell L. Rivera.
The abovementioned workshops stem from the government project "Evaluation and Improvement of the Research Publication and IP Productivity of the National R&D System", which highlights the importance of research, its benefits, and the upgrading of the status of research in the country as one of its primary objectives.
Since the project's implementation, DOST and NAST PHL have been conducting capability building activities aimed at enabling researchers to implement research projects and produce R&D outputs, while promoting awareness and developing a science culture through a growing network of regional researchers. (Bon Padayhag, DOST IX Press Release)