UB faculty member wins best paper in int’l research confab



Dr. Paciencia Calpito receives her certificate for having the Best Paper Presented for her study Teaching Practices in Community and

Public Health Course among Schools of Medical Technology in the Philippines.



A faculty member of the University of Baguio (UB) has won Best Paper at the International Research Conference on Higher Education Consultancy, a gathering of some of the finest researchers who engage in advanced and highly specialized studies.


Dr. Paciencia Calpito of the UB School of Natural Sciences (SNS) was given the award for her paper “Teaching Practices in Community and Public Health Course among Schools of Medical Technology in the Philippines” which she presented during the convention and which will be published in the Alliance of Dreamers and Leaders for Excellence Research (ADLE) journal.


Meanwhile, Dr. Jacqueline Bonifacio, also a faculty member of the UB-SNS, discussed her study “Workplace Wellness Framework of Private Higher Education Institutions of Baguio City and Benguet” at the event.


The presentations in the conference covered the following areas: engineering, maritime studies and architecture; humanities, social science and communication; agriculture and fisheries; science and mathematics; health; information technology; teacher education; and criminology.


Spearheaded by the Iloilo-based ADLE Research and Consultancy Co., the convention centered on the theme “Changing Life through Research.” Held at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel in Bacolod City last July 3-5, it brought together accomplished researchers that specialize in scholarly and scientific investigation.


ADLE is a community of research directors, faculty researchers, professionals, students, and research enthusiasts that conducts researches and coordinates research conferences.


In January last year, Calpito and Bonifacio also presented at the International Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Conference in Bangkok. Calpito discussed her study “Health Knowledge Sources Online: Utilizing and Maximizing its Potential for Teaching and Learning.” Bonifacio, on the other hand, talked about her research “Student Team Achievement Division and Team-Assisted Instruction on the Performance of Anatomy and Physiology Students of UB.” Dr. Marilou Saong, also of the UB-SNS, likewise presented her study “Use of Bilingualism in College Organic Chemistry.” The papers were published in a journal.


Another study by Calpito, “Community and Public Health Course: Triangulating Experiences among Selected Schools of Medical Technology in the Philippines,” has just been published in the May 2014 issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Laboratory Science – an international journal produced yearly by the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health, Inc. Together with Calpito’s study, Saong’s research – titled “Heavy Metal Pollutants in Fish and Water from Ambuklao Dam, Benguet Province, Philippines” – was included in the journal.


Moreover, in May last year, Saong talked at the 4th Federation of African Societies of Chemistry Congress in Morocco. Her study is titled “Arsenic, Cadmium, and Lead Levels in Breast Milk of Volunteer Mothers in Baguio City.”


Furthermore, at the Interregional Research Forum in Nueva Vizcaya last January, Dr. Rhoda Galangco – another faculty member of the UB-SNS – clutched the Best Paper Presenter (Cluster 4) accolade.



Dr. Jacqueline Bonifacio is awarded her certificate as speaker in the International Research Conference on Higher Education Consultancy,

where she also presented along with Dr. Calpito.