CSILKER holds 1st Luzonwide SHS research congress

Tuguegarao City – With its goal of helping build a favorable research culture among basic education institutions in Luzon, the Center for Social Innovation, Local Knowledge, and Educational Research (CSILKER) of the University of Saint Louis (USL), in partnership with the USL Senior High School, conducted the 1st Luzonwide Senior High School Research Congress last March 24, 2018 at USL’s Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo.

With the theme, “Strengthening the Culture of Research among Senior High Schools through Scholarly Works,” the research congress was participated by more than 180 senior high school teachers and students from public and private schools. Furthermore, the event was also participated by more than 100 research presenters.

Dr. Estela Cariño, Director III and officer-in-charge of the Department of Education Region 02, served as the keynote speaker.

Dr. Cariño emphasized how critical the role of research in basic education and that all students and teachers especially in the senor high school should engage in it.

She also made a commitment to help SHS teachers and students in the conduct of their researches especially in their publication and presentation locally and internationally.

The research congress consisted of 11 clusters, with the best research presenters given recognition.

Best Presenter


Research Title


Krissa P. Umali Recto Memorial National High School (Quezon Province) Learning Vessels: An Inquiry Based Learning Instrument for Senior High Students Professional Teachers
Ryan James A. Bawasanta De La Salle University-Dasmariñas The Growth Effects of ipomoea batatas (L) Lam. (kamote) Leaf Pillet to Oreochromis niloticus Linn. (Nile Tilapia) Experimental and Scientific Research
Myka Luis King’s College of the Philippines (La Trinidad, Benguet) Challenges and Coping Mechanisms of Grade 12 Single-Parent Students of La Trinidad, Benguet Social Sciences and Policy Studies
Joshua Jener D. Lopez Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite Awareness and Attitude towards Climate Change of Selected Senior High School Students of Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite Local Knowledge and Disaster Risk Management
Gerome Phillip San Luis University of Perpetual Help System DALTA-Molino (Cavite) Light’s Out, Pillar’s Gone: Attitudinal Impact of Parental Absence among Senior High School Students in a Philippine University Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies


Jamil Bon A. Tejada University of Saint Louis (Tuguegarao City) Sleep Quality of Science, Technology, and Mathematics-Health Students Health and Natural Sciences
Aljon Dave I. Agne Saint Mary’s University (Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya) Level of Awareness on Intrusion Prevention System for Wireless Local Area Network Security Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
Kesiah C. Soriano


Jhon Francoise Patricio

University of Perpetual Help System Laguna-Isabela

Saint Mary’s University (Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya)

Technopreneurship: Exploring the Gig Economy in Cauayan City


The Level of Customer Satisfaction Based on Marketing Mix of Hotels in a First-Class Municipality in Cagayan Valley

Business and Management
Janesza Kaye M. Santos University of Perpetual Help System DALTA-Molino (Cavite) Customer Expectations and Feedback for Fun-Factory Food Park in Cavite Philippines: Basis for Service Improvement Business Management and Food Innovation
Alexander Dercek G. Cabangom Saint Louis University (Baguio City) Students’ Coping Mechanisms to Senior High School Classroom Learning Environment Teaching and Learning
Troy C. Quebral


Thea Ursula Emmanuelle A. Racuya

Saint Louis University (Baguio City) Enhancement of the Learning Competencies in the Engineering Discipline of the STEM Track


The Implications of English Movies and Series on the Communication Skills of Students

Special Topics in Senior High School Teaching and Learning


Other participating schools were Cervantes National High School of Ilocos Sur; Ilocos Norte National High School (Laoag City); Diffun National High School (Quirino); Easter College in Baguio City; LFG Diamantina National High School (Cabatuan); Malayan Colleges Laguna; Midway Maritime Foundation, Inc. (Cabanatuan City); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College of Guimba (Nueva Ecija); Porfirio G. Comia Memorial National High School (Oriental Mindoro); Reina Mercedes National High School (Isabela); Salinungan National High School (Isabela); Tumauini National High School (Isabela), San Matias National High School (Pampanga); and Sta. Isabel National High School (Ilagan City).  

The research congress was supported and endorsed by the Department of Education regions 1, 2, 4a, and CAR and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02.

The CSILKER intends to organize a national SHS research congress next school year.