During the Opening program of the 10th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration last August 10, 2016 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan,the BCHRD- Research and Ethics Committee was awarded with Level-2 Accreditation by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB). The said award is another milestone for the BCHRD. Awarding of the certificate was given by Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, Executive Director of PCHRD, Dr. Leonardo De Castro, Chairperson of Philippine national Health Research Ethics Board and Dr. Maria Salome N. Vios, Chairperson of PHREB Sub-committee on Standards and Accreditation. Present during the awarding ceremony are some BCHRD-ERC Members, consortium members, BCHRD staff and BCHRD Director, Prof. Michael Montealegre.


Indeed, another job well done and a step closer to BCHRD’s goal of producing ethically- sensitive and quality health and health-related researches to address the needs of the Bicolanos.

Dr. Sandy Lasa receiving the Certificate of Accreditation from Dr. Maria Salome Vios, Dr. Leonardo De Castro and Dr. Jaime Montoya.