The 2nd National Academic Colloquium on ESTEM in Bicol University
Dr. Severino G. Alviento and Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr. attended the 2nd National Academic Colloquium on Education, Science, Technology and Management (ESTEM) hosted by the Bicol University on October 19-21, 2015 at La Piazza Hotel and Convention Center, Legazpi City. Said Colloquium was enthemed “Upgrading Graduate Education through Improved Scientific Productivity”.
The conference was started in the morning of October 19, 2015 with the registration of the participants and posting of the competing posters inside the hall of the venue of the conference at La Piazza Hotel and Convention Center.
In his welcome remarks, Bicol University president Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascari?as said that Bicol University through the Graduate School is introducing an innovative recognition program for outstanding scientific manuscripts competing and submitted for the presentations. It is called the Colloquium Outstanding Paper Award or COPA. In contrast to a best paper award, the COPA recognizes an outstanding publishable paper manuscript on a particular field. In other words, Mascariñas added that the manuscript is not simply the best among the ones submitted for the colloquium, but it is the best or one of the best in the field as judged by the panel of evaluators. COPA will eventually become a regular highlight of the colloquium BU organizes, which will be self-sustaining because COPA winners and interested researchers, formed into an organization, will continue and man future COPA activities. For our search of excellence with relevance in research and educational programs, BU will genuinely strive to innovate, collaborate and match with the progressive others our efforts to see fruition of the international stature we aim for.
Meanwhile, CHED Commissioner Alex B. Brillantes, the first keynote speaker, gave his message and lecture through multimedia presentation.
Musical numbers were presented by the Bicol University Albay Magayon Dance Troupe and Bungcul Singers during the opening program as well as the presentations of Bicol University officials, guests and participants.
There were four thematic areas of the said conference and these are: a) Educational Development and Innovations, b) Biological and Health Sciences, Technology, Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, and Climate Change, c) Educational Leadership and Public Administration and d) Social Science, Culture and the Arts, Peace and Security Studies. The research papers that we presented which were included in the first session are entitled “The Proposed Creation of University in the Province of Ilocos Sur” by Dr. Severino G. Alviento, and “The MTB-MLE in the Field of Instruction: Snapshot Observations and Review of Practices in the Two DepEd Districts of Ilocos Sur” by Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.
On day 2, the 1st plenary speaker was Dr. John Andy S. Garcia, Dean and Professor Bro. Andrew Gonzalez College of Education, De La Salle University, Manila and gave lecture on the “Tightening the Graduate Research-Scientific Publishing Link: Experiences and Challenges in De La Salle University.” In the afternoon of the same day, Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Dean and Professor of University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna and lectured on the “Maintaining the Continuum Between Graduate Research and Scientific Productivity in UPLB”.
There were also fellowship dinner and cultural show in the evening of day 2 hosted by the Governor of Albay. The concurrent sessions were conducted in the morning and afternoon after the plenary lectures.
The closing and awarding ceremonies were done on the 3rd day of the conference. The study of Dr. Andres T. Malinnag was awarded with distinction.