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 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

The B10SHARE program of BCHRD provides free training and seminars to institutions and agencies to establish various health research services. A one-stop resource center that offers a suitable environment for researchers.

To further increase the capability of Bicolano researchers and disseminate information on emerging methods and other technical skills in conducting health research, BCHRD will sponsor a webinar series covering relevant research topics and we would like to know your insights on this matter by answering the following form:
We anticipate your cooperation in these endeavors.
Thank you!
Published by: BDMMoros, BCHRD Secretariat

The 2022 DOST-PCHRD Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products aims to sustain a research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. It supports the Tuklas Lunas program (Drug Discovery and Development Program) of the DOST-PCHRD, which aims to develop safe, effective, and affordable alternative drugs from the country’s natural resources.

The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing, and Health and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products, specifically utilizing indigenous plants in the region. A thesis grant amounting to fifty thousand pesos (PHP 50,000.00) will be given to two (2) qualified thesis proposals per region.

 For more info:


Copyrights reserved to: Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

Published for dissemination by: Bernard Dexter M. Moros, BCHRD Secretariat 

Join us in the Science Information Forum on the Collaboration between the DOST - Regional Offices and NAST PHL!

Discover the processes and the research partnerships made during the previous years as we hear from Regional Directors, NAST PHL Academicians, and Local Government Officials. Register to attend by scanning the QR Code or through clicking this link:


Mheljor A. General, Project Staff under the secretariat of Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) will be serving as the main Moderator for this event. His service was personally sought by DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Dr. Sancho A. Mabborang.
We're looking forward to seeing you there!
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Credits to: DOST Regional Operations
Published by: Bernard Dexter M. Moros, BCHRD Secretariat


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