With the unwavering intent of promoting, implementing, and utilizing health researches in the region, the Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium has lined-up various activities this coming June 2018.

First among the activities will be the Committee Chairs Meeting on June 1 wherein agenda includes but not limited to the deliberation of entries for the upcoming PNHRS 2018 and brainstorming for the consortium poster; while on June 8, the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) will hold its 2nd quarter meeting.

The EVHRDC will also conduct the Technical Report Writing Workshop for RRF funded researchers on June 26-28 in which the venue will be announced soon.

Aside from these activities with established schedules, the EVHRDC also aims to conduct the Capacity Building Committee (CBC) 2nd Quarter Meeting, Structure, Organization, Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (SOMEC) Special Meeting, and Research Management Committee (RMC) 2nd Quarter Meeting before the end of the 2nd Quarter of 2018.


The City Government of Tacloban has started the construction of ten (10)  drainage system projects in the city which are set to be finished this year.


The flood mitigation projects which include declogging activities are expected to solve the perennial flood problem in the city which could bring health hazard to the constituents.


The government interventions are made possible through the leadership of Mayor Christina Gonzales in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Person on the right, Dr. Ophelia M. Mendoza, PCHRD Consultant
gives her one-on-one mentoring to
Ms. Pearl Irish V. De Paz, principal investigator of
Naval State University (person in the middle). 

Palo, Leyte - In its bid to sustain the  quality support in terms of time and technical guidance to  health researchers in Region 8, the Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC)  conducts a Research Proposal Enhancement Workshop at the DOST Conference Room in Candahug Palo on May 2-4, 2018.


The said workshop is a follow through activity of the Basic Research Methods Training conducted by The Department of Health RO8 and EVHRDC last March 16, 2018. The workshop provides venue for mentoring and coaching on basic research methods to research proponents from its esteemed consultant, Dr. Ophelia Mendoza. 




The participants of the activity were those who participated in the BRMT, whose capsule proposals were reviewed and endorsed by the Technical Review Board (TRB) for development into full blown proposals using the standard format of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD). A total of nine (9) research proposals mentored were aligned with the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) 2016-2022.

After the 3-day workshop, the research proposals will be re-evaluated based on the technical merit during the Technical Review Board (TRB) meeting of the EVHRDC and endorse the same to the Ethics Review Committee for the ethical clearance.


During the Children's Congress on School Resiliency held recently at the Oriental Hotel in Palo, Leyte, school children talk on their vision for the future, and likewise emphasized their basic rights particularly the right to education, health care, safety and other basic needs.


The event was spearheaded by Save the Children Philippines in coordination with the Department of Education, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Person in the middle, Mr. Harold M. Naputo, a Campus Journalist and
Regional Trainer for Journalism of the Department of
Education (DepEd) giving his introductory speech as the
workshop's resource person. 

Palo, Leyte - With the commitment to enhance its website content for the 2018 PNHRS Best Consortium Website Award, Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) conducted a training on Online Newswriting and Headline Writing at the Seafoods and Ribs Warehouse Restaurant, Palo, Leyte on May 3, 2018.

Spearheaded by the Research Information Committee (RIC), 23 participants, composed of EVHRDC secretariat and members from the different committees of the consortium, attended the said activity.


The consortium tapped Mr. Harold M. Naputo, a Campus Journalist and Regional Trainer for Journalism of the Department of Education (DepEd) as the resource person of the training. Mr. Naputo administered a series of lectures and workshops on newswriting, headline writing, and online blogging to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants.

Mr. Naputo giving some pieces of advice on the
do’s and don’ts of newswriting.

 Through the conduct of said lectures and workshops, he assessed and gave his comments on how the participants could improve their inputs. At the end of the day, Mr. Naputo gave some pieces of advice on the do’s and don’ts of newswriting. 


“Write when you know what you want to say,” he said.

Group photo of participants and staff together with their
resource person Mr. Naputo after the workshop.