SDO Imus City cultivates research community, produces more BERF grantees for 4th cycle

April 1, 2019 | By: Marycon Carmela G. Mella
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EMERGING CULTURE. Nine SDO Imus City BERF grantees receive their certificates together with Jumar M. Sadsad, Planning Officer III of DepEd CALABARZON-PPRD.(Photo by Marycon Carmela G. Mella)

The Schools Division Office of Imus City steered a new educational milestone as it proves its dedication to building a culture of research.

Nine Imus City BERF grantees (eight action and one basic) attended the One-day Proposal Presentation of Approved Research Proposals held at Cristina Villas Mountain Resort and Hotel, Taktak Road, Antipolo City on February 20.

Annually, teachers from Imus City qualify for the Basic Education Research Fund (BERF) and this year’s number of grantees is the biggest yet.

Four of them are from Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo National High School namely Joseph R. Carreon, Teacher III, Federico I. Lachica, Teacher I, Michael Angelo C. Maleriado, Teacher I, and Marycon Carmela G. Mella, Teacher I.

Another four came from three different senior high schools namely Nessa-Amie P. Lope, Master Teacher I of Gen. Flaviano Yengko SHS; Ma. Geraldine M. Guanzon, Master Teacher I of Gen. Pantaleon Garcia SHS; and Mary Ann R. Aquino, Teacher II and Mark Jason M. Campaña, Teacher II of Gen. Juan Castañeda SHS.

Completing the roster of 4th Cycle BERF grantees is June Bence L. Adelan, IT Officer of SDO Imus City.

They presented their research proposals to the Regional Research panel members, Dr. Michael Girard R. Alba, EPS in FTAD and Jumar M. Sadsad, Planning Officer III.

During the research proposal presentation, Sadsad commended Adelan, saying that “this is the very first time that an IT Officer of a Division presented a research proposal.”

He added further, “hindi lang po siya naka focus sa kanyang trabaho pero gumagawa pa siya ng innovations para ma-improve ang kanilang unit.”

Meanwhile, Matea-Alvyn H. Trinidad, OIC-SEPS on Planning and Research, shared how the number of grantees increased from the 1st to 4th cycle.

“As more teachers engage in research, from one research to two, to three and to seven researches from the 2nd Cycle to 3rd Cycle BERF grantees, first and second batches, Imus City is bound to yield more BERF grantees, more relevant and notable action researches, and more evidence-based educational programs and projects, conducted to provide appropriate solutions and improve school outcomes,” Trinidad shared.

For their part, division research leaders and advocates Dr. Hermogenes M. Panganiban, OIC-Schools Division Superintendent and Galileo L. Go, OIC-ASDS and Schools Division Research Committee (SDRC) chairman, have constantly encouraged all teachers and personnel during trainings and school visits to conduct researches that will address the needs of the learners and to come up with innovative solutions that would promote learning and values of students.