Bukidnon State U to release anti poverty researches

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/21 August) The Bukidnon State University is set to disseminate Wednesday its research outputs on four projects, focused on the role of the academe in poverty alleviation, Dr. Victor M. Barroso said in a letter to different stakeholders.

The results of the researches will be disseminated to a multi-sectoral audience as an initial step for future collaborations towards improved governance and need-driven projects, he added.

The BSU research program, led by Dr. Joy Mirasol, research and development director, covers education, science, socio-economic, and governance.

The researches will be presented on August 22 at the Audio Visual Center at BSU.

In the education center the focus is on “Human Capital Development in the Philippines: Its implications to poverty alleviation.”

Dr. Maribel G. Valdez, dean of the College of Community Education and Industrial Technology, will present “Trends in Tertiary Education and Labor Demand,” Ms. Lora Añar, a Metrobank Outstanding Teacher awardee, will present “Government Inputs to Initial Education,” and Dr. Beverly Bicar, College of Teacher Education dean and project leader, will present “Human Capital Development and Poverty Incidence.”

There are also three presentations in the science center, where the focus is on “Poverty Alleviation through Information and Communication Technology in Selected Sectors in Bukidnon.”

Dr. Zita Dales will present “Differential Characteristics of Poor and non-poor communities in Malaybalay City,” Ms. Carina Joane V. Barroso will present on “Quality Health and Disease Assessment among Selected Marginalized Barangays in Malaybalay City,” and Ms. Marites Egar, project leaders on “Drinking Water Quality among Marginalized Barangays of Malaybalay City.”

Four studies, on Lumads, lowland farmers, senior citizens, and youth will also top bill the socio-economic center, which focused on “Poverty alleviation through Access and Utilization of ICT of selected areas in Bukidnon.  The presenters in this group were identified as Dr. Mercedes Gloria Ramos, Dr. Luz B. Un, Dr. Remedios Barreto, and Ms. Marilou Espino.

In the governance center, where the focus is on the “Ways of Life of the Seven Tribes in the Province of Bukidnon,” the presenters are Dr. Cornelia Partosa, vice president for academic affairs on “Economic Dimension in the Ways of Life of the Seven Hill Tribes of Bukidnon,” Dr.Magnolia Improgo on the “Cultural Appreciation of the Seven Hill Tribes of Bukidnon,” and Mr. Maximino Gonzales on the “Political Life of the Indigenous Peoples in Bukidnon. Another topic, “Multi-dimensional poverty indices of the Seven Hill tribes of Bukidnon.” (Walter I. Balane/Bukidnon News)