The Philippine Association of Research Managers, Inc (PHILARM), CHED-Higher Education Regional Center (CHED-HERRC), Cagayan Valley Agriculture and Resources Research and Development (CVARRD) and Isabela State University (ISU) conducted the Regional Training on Research and Extension Management last February 26. About 70 people attended the seminar which was held at the Valmayor Hall, CVARRD Complex, Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela. Representatives from different ISU system together with attendees from Quirino State University (QSU), Nueva Vizcaya State Universty (NVSU), Cagayan State University (CSU) and DA-BAR joined the training and seminar.

The topic of the event was “Principles in Research and Extension Management: Its Critical Inputs to National Development and ASEAN Integration”. Mr. Ricarte V. Castro, vice president of PHILARM explained the key points in doing research. Throughout the entire seminar, insights on preparing research proposal and writing for publication in refereed journal were delivered to the participants by resource persons such as Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio, Dr. Merian C. Mani and Dr. Cristeta Gapuz. The TTPD Director, Dr. Melvin B. Carlos, talked about the Extension Management: PCAARRD’s Pinoy S&T Services for Farmers and Entrepreneurs (PSF). At the last part of the seminar, Dr. William C. Medrano, discussed about linkaging or networking and resource generation. Overall, the participants were satisfied worh the information they received. The seminar's final panel covered the meeting and election of officers for the PHILARM Cagayan Valley Organization.

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