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International research conference unfolds in BukSU

MALAYBALAY CITY (OP-IPS) The two-day 2021 International Conference on Methodological Advances in Research (ICMAR) opened today hosted by Bukidnon State University via Zoom. A total of 180 participants attended both the plenary and the parallel sessions.

This is the second conference conducted by the Visayas-Mindanao Consortium for Journal Publication, Inc. (VMCJPI). The conference, focused on the theme “Global Interconnectivity through Innovative Collaboration”, runs from December 2-3, 2021.

The consortium conceived today’s conference after the success of the first international conference in 2018 at the University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City, Philippines. Earlier, the consortium also conducted three national research conferences in 2016, 2017 and 2019 respectively focused on fractal statistics, data mining, simulation and modeling, and multivariate methods.

Conference organizers accommodated I innovative ideas and development using advanced research methodologies in five strands: health and well-being, education and social science, environment and natural resource management, engineering, science and technology, and business and economic growth.

Text and screenshot photos by OP-IPS

Bukidnon Singing Ambassadors perform the preliminary hymns and sing a Manobo prayer for the invocation in the opening session.
Dr. Oscar B. Cabańelez, Bukidnon State University President, welcomes participants of the international conference. The hosts use the BukSU Mini Theatre for the opening rites.
Visayas-Mindanao Consortium for Journal Publication, Inc. President Dr. Francis Anne R. Sy formally opens the international conference

Malaybalay City Mayor Florencio T. Flores Jr and Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri offer words of welcome and statements of support to the organizers and participants.
Dr. Joy M. Mirasol, Bukidnon State University VP for Research, Extension, and Innovations and conference over-all committee chair, explains the rationale of the conference.
Trade and Industry Asst. Secretary Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo Jr. delivers his keynote address on Directing the Research Process Towards Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil , Cebu Normal University President, shares her plenary talk on Creating Competitive Advantage through Innovative Research Collaboration.
Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, President of Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State University gives his plenary talk on Promoting Resiliency and Innovative Research for the New Normal and its Social Impact.
Participants interact with the conference speakers during the open forum moderated by Dr. Rizza R. Consad, Director of Bukidnon State University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
Conference papers were presented in five stands for the international conference in the afternoon session on December 2, 2021.
Logos of the consortium’s member state universities and colleges.
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