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.

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.

Tacloban City, Leyte - The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is set to hold the third phase of their series of trainings in the region entitled “Capacity Enhancement on Health Research for Disaster Risk Reduction Management” on April 23-24, 2018 at Hotel XYZ, Tacloban City.


The first among the series was the Orientation to Concepts and Principles for Region 8 which was held last February 13-14, 2018 at Hotel XYZ wherein the primary aim was to orient the participants on the standard concepts, frameworks, and methods used in developing research capacities.

Catbalogan City, Samar - The Provincial Government of Samar through the active leadership of Governor Sharee Ann T. Tan in collaboration with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) the Department of Education (DepEd) came up with a holistic approach in addressing malnutrition among school children in the Province of Samar. 


Tacloban City, Leyte - The Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) held its Second Quarter Executive Committee (ExeCom) Meeting along with the Committee Chairs, for the first time in 2018, at The Loft Hotel Function Hall, Marasbaras, Tacloban City last April 17, 2018 where some of the agenda were the approval of the EVHRDC Manual of Operations, the composition of TRB, the Assessment and Evaluation Tools for members and member institutions crafted by SOMEC, and the proposed Cash Award for the Outstanding Health Research & Development Institution.


Present in the meeting were Dr. Minerva Molon – ExeCom Chair, Engr. Edgardo Esperancilla – ExeCom Co-chair, Engr. Ernesto Granada – Consortium Director, Dr. Lucia Dauz – EVHRDC Coordinator, Ms. Resurreccion Enage of NEDA who represented Atty. Bonifacio Uy, and Dr. Filedito Tandinco of UPM-SHS – representing Dr. Salvador Isidro Destura.