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May 10, 2024 | IMCC - Review Center

Iligan Medical Center College (IMCC) held its 3rd Multidisciplinary Research Conference last Friday, May 10, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the IMCC Review Center with the theme “Reshaping the Future: Advancing Filipinnovation in IMCC”. The conference provided a platform for faculty members and students to disseminate their research outputs, fulfilling the mandate of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and accrediting institutions.

Organized in response to calls for entries from institutions like the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region X and the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), the conference featured research presentation competitions in both oral and visual abstract poster formats for students and professionals.

Bvea Bryka Bontilao (College of Radiologic Technology) won first place in the student oral presentation category for her research on the radioprotective potential of Saluyot (Corchorus olitorius L.) leaves against X-rays. Other student winners included Jezel B. Anadon (College of Nursing and Midwifery) who explored indigenous health practices among the Badjao community (second place), and Princee Mae Mañigos (College of Medical Technology) who investigated the phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of Madre de Agua (Trichanthera gigantea) (third place).

Kent Mekhael Altamia (College of Radiologic Technology) triumphed in the student visual abstract poster presentation category with his research on using Caulerpa Lentillefera (sea grape) extract as an alternative contrast agent (first place). Farrah T. Batingolo (College of Medical Technology) placed second and Donna M. Macalam (College of Nursing and Midwifery) placed third for their posters on Madre de Agua and intermittent fasting, respectively.

The professional category winners were Princesita G. Timonera (College of Arts and Sciences) whose research examined gender-based violence in the Philippines (first place), and Federico H. Gonzaga, Jr. (College of Criminology) who explored the lived experiences of criminology students working as delivery riders during late night (second place). Gonzaga also garnered the top prize in the professional visual abstract poster presentation for the same research. Other professional winners were Ariel Gloria C. Punzalan (College of Business Administration) who investigated college professors’ perspectives on applying Artificial Intelligence in teaching (second place), and Timonera again for her research on the setbacks to digital politics and e-democracy in the Philippines (third place).

The conference highlighted the research excellence of IMCC’s faculty members and students, contributing to the advancement of “Filipinnovation” across various disciplines.