Monthly Accomplishment Report – April 2016

April 2016
Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) Report


1. Research Updates
1. Rochelle Haidee Ybañez submitted her Faculty Grant proposal on “Detection of gastrointestinal
parasites in commercial swine farms in Cebu, Philippines.”

Prof. Ybañez also reported to the research office her research publications from December 2015 to 2016.
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2. Dr. Leahlizbeth Sia submitted her proof of publication to complete her research, “The Influence of Organizational Justice on Job Satisfaction in a Hotel Setting.” The paper “examined the relationship between organizational justice and job satisfaction of managers, supervisors, and staff in a hotel setting situated in one of the major cities outside Metro Manila, Philippines, namely Metropolitan Cebu.” The research paper will be published in the DLSU Business and Economics Review Vol. 26 No. 1, July 2016 issue.

With the completion of the above research, Dr. Sia commenced her next research that was approved for funding using the balance of the 2013 and 2014 Research Funds. She presented her research “Emotional Labor and Its Influence on Employees’ Work and Personal Life” last April 14, 2016.

3. Dr. Mary Gretchen Chaves presented her research “Mainstreaming the Management of Innovation in the Curriculum: A Review on Cebu Universities’ Business and Management Programs” during the 2016 International Symposium on Business and Management (ISBM 2016) in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on 6-8 April 2016. The paper “investigates the currency of forty (40) undergraduate business and management curriculum offered by eight (8) higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Cebu, Philippines in the area of the subject/course offer on “management of innovation.”

4. Prof. Kurt Junshean Espinosa presented his research “Distributed representations for spatio-temporal topic modelling and sentiment analysis” during the 12th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium in Siliman University, Dumaguete on 22-23 April 2016. This is in completion to his Faculty Grant 2013. The paper “proposes to use distributed representations for spatio-temporal topic modelling as it captures phrases in the corpus better than Latent Dirichlet Allocation. Initial results on integrating this into an overall framework for sentiment analysis and research directions are presented.”

5. The office endorsed to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs three UP Cebu research proposals from the Sciences Cluster submitted for the Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant.
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1. Hosted activity

1. The office organized a Research Publication Workshop on 20 April 2016 with Dr. Diu Seng See, Southeast Asia Solution Consultant of Thomson Reuters, as the guest speaker. Dr. See’s discussion emphasized in publishing scientific works as more than just writing a good paper. The workshop included an understanding of the variety of tools in the whole process of publication such discovery, writing, submission, etc., and took into consideration the different perspectives of many stakeholders and their varying interests. It was attended by 20 REPs and faculty members.