Cognizant of the importance of research, the school sends out personnel to present their papers in national and international conferences, and support their publication in international journals. For the 2016 South East Asian Association on International Research (SEAAIR) Conference held last September 21-23, 2016 at Suan Dusit University, Bangkok Thailand the following studies were presented:


  • Student Engagement: Defining Teacher Effectiveness and Teacher Engagement by Dr. Judith C. Chavez (a study done in collaboration with Dr. Florecilla C. Cinches from Liceo de Cagayan University, Dr. Ruth Love V. Russel in Xavier University and Rosella O. Ortiz from Liceo de Cagayan University). This study won the BEST PAPER award and the researchers were granted the privilege of presenting this research in the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) lecture forum in Washington, D. C. in April, 2017.
  • Re-creating the Lived Experiences of student Leaders in Strengthening a Muslim-Christian Village in Northern Mindanao, Philippines by Mr. Noel N. Pit. Asked about his experience, Mr. Pit shared that this experience allowed him to meet international researchers from different universities in Asia, and this enabled him to learn the research cultures of each university as well as the research trends specifically on social engagement.


The following researches were virtually presented in Kobe, Japan during the 8th Asian Conference on Education 2016 last October 20-23, 2016:

  1. Classroom Climate: Implications To Students Academic Achievement by Dr. Alexander F. Suan
  2. School Engagement: Its Influence on the Academic Performance of College Students by Dr. Adora B. Velez & Dr. Salvador C. de la Peña
  3. Effect of Educational Stress & Learning Support on Freshmen Academic Performance by Dr. Victoria N. Estroga & Dr. Miguel B. Napiere


Virtual presentations of the researchers recording the presentation in a video in their host countries and sending it to the IAFOR Conference Management staff. The researchers made the taping for the video presentations through the help of the Mass Communication students in Lourdes College. These videos can be accessed online through the International Academic forum (IAFOR) based in Kobe, Japan.


For the 9th International Conference on Educational Research (ICER) 2016 which will be held on Nov. 12-13, 2016at Khon Kaen, Thailand, the following researches will be presented:

  1. Assessment of the Hotel and Restaurant Management Culinary Skills by Dr. Raquel Saab
  2. Influence of Study Behaviors on HRM Students’ Academic Performance by Dr. Rodrigo B. del Villaret. Al
  3. Perceived Quality of Student Services for the Past Three Years: A Comparative Study by Mrs. Marilou Y. Descallar, et. Al


In the national level, the Library Coordinator Mrs. Annabelle P. Acedera and one licensed librarian Miss Melody A. Retazo will likewise present their study entitled Library as Place: Does it Still Matter? (Students’ Expectations and Perceptions of Select Physical Libraries in Northern Mindanao) in the Philippine Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) National Congress, SMX Convention, SM Lanang, Davao City, November 22-25, 2016.

In terms of international publications, the following studies were published in the journals specified below; thus:

  1. Biographical Analysis of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” (Published in Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies Volume 4, Issue 11, October 2016) by Mr. Kurt S. Candilas
  2. Interrelationship of the freshman Students’ Knowledge, Participation and Witnessing of the Eucharist as Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion (Published in Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. 4, No. 4, Nov. 2016 issue Part II) by Miss Marilou L. Magadan and Mr. Kurt S. Candilas
  3. Attendance and Parent’s support; Its influence to college student’s academic performance (Published in Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Vol. 4, Nov. 2016) by Dr. Revina O. Mendoza.

There are still studies that are currently prepared for publication and presentation which will be featured in the next issue. May this inspire other researchers to also participate in this scientific conversation and gain rich insights to utilize research findings that will eventually enrich their personal and professional lives.

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