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TECH-UP BICOL: Harnessing the power of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for Regional Development
Sabay-sabay nating buksan ang ating kamalayan sa siyensya, teknolohiya, at inobasyon sa darating na Oktubre 23-25 sa Sorsogon Provincial Gymnasium.
As part of the celebration, we are inviting all HEALTH RESEARCHERS to participate to the following HEALTH RESEARCH CONTESTS:
1. Health Research Oral Presentation
2. Health Research Poster Contest
3. 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers
Submission of entries will run from 22 September 2023 to 13 October 2023.
Access the complete contest guidelines and mechanics at:
Health Research Oral Presentation Contests:
Health Research Poster Contest:
3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers:
Send your entries through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The contest proper will be held on 25 October 2023 at Sorsogon State University.

The Department of Science and Technology Region V (DOST-V) and the Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) congratulate the National Finalists and Winners during the 16th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration –Research Contests held on 09 August 2023. Together with the DOST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), the 16th PNHRS Week Celebration was hosted by the Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) on 8-11 August 2023 at the Summit Hotel, Tacloban City, with the theme, “Sustainable Development: Resilience through Health Research.” 

3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers

Policy Pitch Title: “Why Give 2 when 1 will Do?”

Title of Research: Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule in Bicol Medical Center: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Single-Center Observational Study

Proponent: DR. KRISTA ANGELA M. MURALLA, Medical Officer IV, Bicol Medical Center 

National Finalist

People’s Choice Awardee 

Oral Research Presentations 

Title of Research: Anti-Hyperglycemic Activity of Talahib (Saccharum spontaneum Linn.)Ethanolic Stalk Extract in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Mice

Proponent: MR. KENNETH JOHN P. CHAVEZ , Alumnus, Partido State University

National Finalist (Student) 

3rd Place Winner 

Title of Research: Efficacy of Transport Incubator versus Kangaroo Mother Care in Preventing Hypothermia Among Preterm Neonates in Bicol Medical Center

Proponent: DR. DANA MARIE S. DE ASIS, Medical Officer IV, Bicol Medical Center

National Finalist (Professional)

By virtue of Proclamation No. 1309, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo designated the second week of August as the Philippine National Health Research System Week in 2007, marking a significant milestone in the field of health research. The week-long celebration is designed to hold parallel and plenary sessions, regular forums, and focus group discussions to promote a smoother exchange of health research and related information among concerned stakeholders.










Deadline: 31 July 2023

The Call for Proposals for Funding under the Regional Research Fund (RRF) Initiative for 2023 is now open!

Proposals must be aligned with the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA), Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA), or the Health Section of the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA).

The complete Guidelines for the Regional Research Fund (RRF) Initiative (PCHRD Memorandum Order No. 23-003) can be accessed through this link:


 Every second week of August, the health research community celebrates the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week. Hosted by the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) with the Department of Science and Technology III (DOST III), this year’s PNHRS Week theme is “Health Research: Responding to Challenges towards National Recovery and Resiliency”.

The celebration will be conducted on 08-12 August 2022 in a hybrid format of face-to-face and virtual conference. The face-to-face activities will be held at Clark Marriot Hotel, Pampanga, to be attended by a total of 250 persons and streamed via Zoo, and Facebook Live for the virtual participants.

It will also serve as a venue for different stakeholders to share their best practices and experiences in pursuit of healthier lives for Filipinos through health research and development. The event will also showcase new emerging partnerships to address the country’s current challenges on health issues.(credits to

BCHRD has nominated several completed researches for the 15th PNHRS Oral Paper and Visual Abstract Poster Competition and 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition for Student and Professional Category,

Two (2) researches were fortunately accepted as finalists as follows:

"CoVfirm: A Web browser Plugin for COVID 19 Vaccine False Information Detection"

to be presented by Ms. Maedel Joice B. Castro for Student Category


 "Mga Katutubong Gamit ng Halamang Singaw: A Systematic Review on the Utilization of Macrofungi by Indigenous Communities in the Philippines"

to be presented by Mr. Mheljor A. General for Professional Category




Uploaded and Published by: Bernard Dexter M. Moros, BCHRD Regional Project Staff

15th PNHRS Call for Entries: Oral Research Paper Presentation and Research Poster Contest

the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) is celebrating its 15th PNHRS Week on 08-12 August 2022 with the theme “Health Research: Responding to Challenges to National Recovery and Resiliency.” This year's activity will be a five-day hybrid event, comprised of both online (Zoom) and on-site (Clark, Pampanga) sessions One of the activities during the celebration is the Oral Research Paper Presentation and Research Poster Contest (Professional and Student Categories) of the completed health research projects conducted by the member institutions of all the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia. In light of this, we are now accepting research entries for the aforementioned competitions. Entries for each category that will pass the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development’s initial screening will be presented during the event. We will be attaching here the guidelines for your reference.

Deadline of Submission will be on June 27, 2022





(Professional and Student Category)

A. Qualifications
1. Professional Category
      o A health research project completed within the last 3 years, but not
         featured in the previous Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) fora.
      o A health research paper authored by a researcher from Regional Health
         Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC) member institutions
         and funded by the PNHRS core agencies (Department of Science and
         Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development
         (DOST-PCHRD), Department of Health, Commission on Higher
         Education, and University of the Philippines Manila) and/or other local
         and international funding institutions.
2. Student Category
      o An undergraduate thesis on health or health-related fields conducted
         within the last 2 years, but not featured in the previous PNHRS fora.
      o A health research project conducted by a member or non-member
         institution of the consortia.
B. Documentary Requirements
1. For the Oral Research Paper Presentation:
      o Electronic copy of the completed research paper in publishable form.
         For the Research Poster Contest:
      o Electronic copy of the research poster and its research abstract.
      o Maximum of three (3) research poster entries may be submitted per
         consortium. However, only one (1) research poster entry may be
         qualified for presentation.
2. Endorsement form signed by the Consortium Chair.
3. Applicable research authorization/clearance/permit:
      o Ethics clearance (from Philippine Health Research Ethics Board
         Accredited Research Ethics Committee)
      o National Commission on Indigenous People Free and Prior Informed
      o Bureau of Animal Industry Animal Research Permit
      o Department of Environment and National Resources Gratuitous Permit
      o Biosafety clearance


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