UE Manila SHS Student and Profs Present Research in HK Conference


A student and three faculty members, all from the Senior High School (SHS) sector of UE Manila’s Basic Education Department, presented research papers at the Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (HKICEPS) 2018, held on January 22 to 24, 2018, at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Mr. Edriel Anthony Dayag, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Grade 12 student, was the conference’s youngest presenter and the only senior high school student to participate in the event. He presented his paper, “#FamousKaNaBes: A Qualitative Study on the Lived Experiences of Trending Personalities on Social Media,” in the conference’s Society session.

Dr. Rebecca Pineda, UE SHS Manila Mathematics Coordinator, presented her paper “Development and Validation of B.E.S.T. Model in the Construction of College Algebra Examinations,” under the Education session.

Prof. Elcid Bautista, a Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) professor, presented, under the Society session, his paper on “Regional Cooperation from the ASEAN Regional Organization to ASEAN Economic Community: A Historical Perspective.”

Prof. Jaypee Reyes, the UE SHS Manila Student Concerns Coordinator, presented, under the Psychology session, his paper titled, “The Immature Trees: Lived Experiences of Teenage Fathers.”

Prof. Reyes and Prof. Bautista were chosen to serve as session chairs in the Psychology and the Society sessions, respectively. Session chairs were chosen based on the quality of papers submitted prior to the event proper.

The first day of the conference saw the participants tour around Hong Kong, while on the second day, the participants had a Plenary Session with experts in different fields presenting their respective research output. The third day was for the Chamber Session, where the participants presented their papers under the three different sessions.

Mr. Dayag, as with other UE Manila SHS students, was honed by the Department’s Research Program headed by its Research Coordinators, namely Prof. Rhodelyn Saban, Prof. Raymund Fantonalgo and Prof. RJ Uybaretta. The program is being propelled by the UE Basic Education Department headed by Principal Nieva J. Discipulo and Assistant Principal Gerardo V. Venturina, with the support of UE Manila Chancellor Linda P. Santiago, UE College of Education Dean Evelina M. Vicencio, UE Office of Research Coordination Director Olivia C. Caoili.

Research is one of the top priorities in the Ten-point Agenda of Dr. Ester A. Garcia, when she was installed as 11th President of the University of the East, on March 12, 2007. Since then, research in UE has experienced a marked “quantum leap.”

Kudos, Warrior Researchers!

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