DAGUPAN CITY – The 11th Philippine Conference on Research in Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF), in cooperation with the Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities – Region I (APSCU-RI) and the University of Luzon (UL), was held on October 26 at CSI Stadia.
With the theme: “Promoting CSR in Educational Institutions through Relevant Research”, the regionalized national conference aimed to encourage greater participation and involvement of schools on research in CSR for them to be able to contribute in community empowerment and transformative development.
The conference recognized and highlighted the functional roles of schools and higher education institutions, business organizations and other stakeholders in empowering communities for their growth and transformation.
Attended by members, researchers and student-researchers from different schools and universities in the region, the conference consisted of plenary sessions and numerous research presentations of relevant studies as part of an exchange of knowledge and best practices among schools in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions.
Education stakeholders such as the Regional Development Council for Region I, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) were also represwnted.
The event also showcased an array of educational books from different publishers through a book exhibit.
Corollary to this, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, in her message, said that Dagupan continues to progress through the collaborative efforts of Unliserbisyo government initiatives and corporate social responsibility practices.
“I couldn’t not imagine what an entire community, an entire nation learned and inspired by the stories and achievements of CSR programs could do for our country,” added Fernandez. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)