DOST 2 Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang, led the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) Meeting of the members of Cagayan Valley Health Research and Development Consortium conducted at MCNP Board Room, Alimannao Hills, Penablanca, Cagayan on December 10, 2018.
To promote the potential of researches in the region, Dir. Mabborang eyes to organize an activity next year that will invite the sectors and industries in line with health researches to pitch in to the consortium what is the need of the market that they could develop.
Furthermore, he believes that the researchers in the region are well-capacitated and equipped to produce quality and community-relevant researches.
“Naniniwala ako na maraming magaling na researcher dito sa region, kailangan lang silang i-encourage, dapat silang i-motivate; kailangan silang i- embolden”, the director said.
On the other hand, Research Information, Communication, Division Chief and Utilization Division, Chief Merlita Opena encouraged the body to widen their perspectives in Health Research concerns and agenda as well as its immense public dissemination.
“Hindi lang nasa Health at nasa Hospital ang focus ng ating consortium, maraming sectors ang sakop din ng health, and the community must know it, para malaman nila kung ano nga ba ang ginagawa natin. We have to transform research in to policy”, Opena explained.
Meanwhile, in mainstreaming CVHRDC researches and activities, it is set to have more publications and quarterly gazette, as well as radio guesting of its experts in Agham ni Angkuan for massive dissemination of Information to the public.