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Don Bosco Technical College, Cebu  Hosts Southern Philippines Research Congress 2024


(Don Bosco Technical College, Cebu) – The institution, Don Bosco Technical College-Cebu (DBTC) hosted the inaugural FIS Research Congress on 11 May 2024. The congress featured 18 paper presentations (Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research) from four Salesian institutions in the provinceDon Bosco Formation Center-Lawaan (DBFC-Lawaan), Don Bosco Technical Institute-Victorias (DBTI-Victorias), Saint Louis School of Don Bosco-Dumaguete (SLSDB-Dumaguete), and Don Bosco Technical College-Cebu (DBTC-Cebu).


The Congress kicked off with a keynote address by Dr. Genaro Japos, Founder and President of the Philippine Association of Institutions for Research, Inc.


Dr. Japos stressed the importance of research in driving societal transformation. Moreover, a panel of experts evaluated the research papers.


The panel included Dr. Carmen C. Menes (Research Director, La Consolacion College Bacolod), Ms. Jhen A. Gopez, MAEd (Deputy Executive Director, Don Bosco One TVET Philippines), and Ms. Marie Arrianne A. Diolingo, MAEd (Executive Officer, Commission on Youth Ministry – Philippines South).


The winners of this year’s research congress are as follows:

Best Paper:

“Anak ng mga Bagong Bayani: Experiences of High School Students with Overseas Filipino Worker Parents” Authors: J. C. Gandionco, J. M. Diao, R. J. B. Miralles, P. J. Labajo, A. G. Monton, R. E. Albores, J. E. Mauro


Second Best Paper:

“Balikbayan Box: Lived Experiences of Filipino Parents as Factory Workers Working Abroad” Authors: N. G. Sabay, D. J. Villares, M. C. Abatayo, R. A. Gica, K. Tenchavez, L. E. Cavada, M. R. Muana


Third Best Paper:

“Ang Kabataan ang Pag-asa ng Bayan: Experience of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials” Authors: J. W. Tortillas, C. S. Bentain, G. J. Bontuyan, D. L. Baguio, L. C. Nawang-oy, R. Basmayor


Fourth Best Paper: “Graduate Tracer Study of Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education and Pastoral Communication Year 2012-2022” Author: Cj P. Cabunilas


Fifth Best Paper: “Influence of DBYC-Lawaan Formational Activities on the Spiritual Growth of the Youth: A Mixed Methods Study” Authors: M. Betinol Jr., R. Lagria


Best Presenter: John Cedrick Gandionco


Best Research Poster: Gandionco et al. and Sabay et al.


The congress’ was made possible through the support of Quipper and TechFactors, Inc.


The FIS Research Congress 2024 not only highlighted the significant research achievements of its participants but also fostered a collaborative spirit that will inspire future scholarly endeavors.


Don Bosco Technical College, Cebu  Hosts Southern Philippines Research Congress 2024


Source: BoscoLink