DOST-III Regional Office

                                Contract of Service


                                Salary:   PhP 24,781.20



                EDUCATION:      Bachelor’s Degree in Health Related Courses


                OTHERS:               With good interpersonal skills

                                                Of good moral character

                                                With good oral and written communication skills

                                                With IT background

                                                Experience in research and project implementation is an advantage


DEADLINE OF APPLICATION:       March 20, 2017


                Qualified and interested applicants may apply personally and submit or send thru e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the following requirements:


ü  Updated resume with 2x2 ID picture

ü  Transcript of records

ü  Diploma

ü  Certificate of eligibility or board results

ü  Certificate of trainings

ü  Letter of application (addressed to: JULIUS CAESAR V. SICAT, Ph.D.

      Chairman, CLHRDC

      DOST Regional Office No. 3, DM Government


      Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga 

As part of its continuing efforts to improve the research capability of its member institutions, the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium or CLHRDC recently held a seminar on project management at the DOST Region III conference room.

The seminar was aimed at providing researchers skills on how to manage a research project with particular emphasis on its financial aspect. Ms. Paula Jane De Leon of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD-DOST) discussed the administrative requirements of a research grant and the responsibilities of a project manager that will contribute to the successful implementation of the project. Other resource persons included Dr. Jean Guillasper of the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology; Dr. Jacqueline Bagunu of Pampanga State Agricultural University and Dr. Reynaldo Bundalian, Jr. of the Angeles University Foundation who shared their best practices as project managers.

Also discussed during the seminar were the latest developments in the field of herbal medicine research. Mr. Paul Felipe Cruz, President of Herbanext Laboratories, Inc. was invited to talk on the topic in response to the growing number of research proposals related to drug discovery and development. Mr. Cruz shared his experience in establishing a certified natural products company. Through his talk, CLHRDC hopes that its members may also be encouraged to embark on a similar venture of developing herbal medicine and pursue it to eventual commercialization.

CLHRDC plans to conduct similar capacity building activities next year.


The Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) had a fruitful participation in the 10th annual celebration of the Philippine National Health Research System Week held on August 9-11, 2016 at Citystate Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Hosted by the MIMAROPA Health Research and Development Consortium (MHRDC), the 3-day celebration focused on the theme: “Research and Innovation for Health and the Environment”. It was highlighted by parallel and plenary sessions regarding innovation technologies in addressing climate change, science for safe water resources, use of information technology for health, ecosystem conservation, food protection and alternative functional foods, among others.

Aside from the fora, the event was also an avenue to recognize outstanding health researches by both students and professionals through oral and poster research presentation competitions.

CLHRDC submitted entries both in the professional and student research categories and were able to bring home distinguished awards and citations.

For the professional category, Prof. Mona Lisa B. Lacson from Angeles University Foundation bagged 3rd place in the poster exhibit contest for the study entitled: “The Anti-hyperglycemic Properties of the Ethyl Acetate and Hexane Extracts from Kondol Leaves (Benincasa hispida Cogniaux)”. Ms. Mary Angel Javier of Tarlac State University also presented a study entitled: “Bioactive Constituents of Centrosema pubescens Benth. Inhibitory to Culex quinquefasciatus Larvae” for the oral research contest. 

In the poster exhibit student category, Ms. Jaimie V. Rodriguez from Bataan Peninsula State University, presented as entry their study: “Filipino Adolescents’ Personality Factors as Predictors of Subjective Well-being Mediated by Self-Efficacy”.

Also, Angeles University Foundation – Ethics Review Board was awarded Level 3 accreditation by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB), which permits them to review research proposals involving conduct of clinical trials.


With this annual event, CLHRDC once again proved itself to be a potent force in generating health-related researches as it continues to reap awards and recognition in its efforts to improve and encourage more collaborative health research projects in Region 3.


CLHRDC Delegates with the Chairman and Regional Director of DOST-III, Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat



The Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) is a pioneering annual biotechnology seminar for entrepreneurial, postgraduate students in science or business who are interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology.

Themed "Cultivating health innovations for sustainable countrywide development", the Local BioCamp will be held on July 15, 2016 at the SGV Hall, Asian Institute of Management, Makati City. At the end of the Local BioCamp, two students will be selected based on academic excellence and professional focus to represent the Philippines in the International BioCamp, which will be held from August 28 to August 31, 2016 at the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland. In the Philippines, Novartis works with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Council for Health Research and Development Department of Science and Technology in organizing the Local BioCamp.

To register for the Local and International BioCamp, visit and download the PDF application form. After completing the application form, save and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for application to the International BioCamp is 5:00 PM, July 05, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered. Selected students will be informed via e-mail.

For more information about the 2016 Novartis BioCamp, please visit or You may also call Mr. J. Cecil Barrameda at (0917) 325-9549 or Mr. Renz Carlos B. So at (02) 837 7537