SDRC Tops List of Faculty Awardees in 2013 Recognition Ceremonies

Research Fellows of the Social Development Research Center garnered the most number of awards in the recent 2013 Annual Faculty Research Recognition Ceremonies held on March 7 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

Cited in the category Faculty with Completed Externally Funded Projects for the College of Liberal Arts-SDRC were Roberto Javier, Jr., Graeme Armecin, Dindo Café, Mitzie Conchada, Dennis Erasga, Ma. Teresa de Guzman, Oliver Malabanan, Ma. Guadalupe Salanga, Dennis Trinidad, and Homer Yabut for the project “Comprehensive Study on Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program in the Philippines” funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid); Antonio Contreras, Roberto Javier, Jr., Ma. Teresa de Guzman, Dennis Erasga, Marlon Era, and Melvin Jabar for the project “Political Economy of the Use of Knowledge and Research Evidence in the Design and Delivery of Urban Resilience Measures” funded by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Australia; and Jesusa Marco for the project “Ecological, Biological and Social Factors of Vector Density—Developing an Effective Approach to Dengue Control in the Philippines (Phase II) funded by the World Health Organization and TDR.

The research fellows for these three externally-funded projects, together with Ma. Elena Chiong-Javier who headed the study “Agroforestry and Sustainable Vegetable Production in SEA Watersheds: Market and Gender Components of TMPEGS Philippines,” were acknowledged as Faculty with Completed Externally-Funded Projects with Demonstrable National and Global Impact.

In the category Faculty with Publications in an ISI-listed Journal 2012-2013, research fellow Ferdinand Dagmang was cited for his contribution to the Journal of Dharma, and Romeo Lee for his contributions to Transboundary and Emerging Diseases and Geriatrics and Gerontology International.

Cited for Locally and Internationally Recognized Researches and Projects were Rica Ancheta for her research fellowship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong under the United Board program’s Institute for Advanced Study of Asian Cultures and Theologies, and SDRC Publications Coordinator Connie Maraan for winning the Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for Fiction in the 2012 National Book Awards.

For Most Cited Works Published for 2011 and 2012, Exaltacion Lamberte was named as co-author of an article in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

The highlight of the evening’s event was a tribute to SDRC Senior Fellows Dr. Lamberte, Dr. Chiong-Javier and Ms. Stella Go, who were recognized as retired faculty members whose work has contributed to the enrichment of the DLSU research culture and has helped in promoting the development of individuals, organizations and the nation.

Dr. Chiong-Javier previously served as director of SDRC, and retired as an Associate Professor of the Behavioral Sciences Department of CLA. Over the past two decades, her research has centered on upland development and natural resource management research and programs.


Ms. Go was formerly chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department of CLA, from which she retired as an Associate Professor. At SDRC, she was project director of the pioneering Philippine study in 1981 on International Labor Migration funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. Her main research interests are in population and family studies, particularly international migration.

Dr. Lamberte retired as a University Fellow, and apart from also having been director of SDRC, she served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts as well as Director of the University Research Coordinating Office. She was the first editor-in-chief of the CLA journal Asia-Pacific Social Science Review. The studies she pursued at SDRC contributed to the areas of social policy analysis, health and development, health systems and quality assurance, poverty and social inequality, social research methods, and management of institutionalization programs in higher education.

The Annual Faculty Research Recognition Ceremonies were presented on the first day of the three-day DLSU Research Congress 2013, held with the theme “A Commitment to Serve: Lasallian Research for the Next 100 Years.”  The congress provides an opportunity for researchers, educators and students to disseminate their research outputs and a venue for discussion and exchange of new ideas and application experiences, and to find partners for future collaboration.