Loveleih G. Quemado, Ph.D., the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the paper titled “Volunteerism and community development: Sustainability of marginalized volunteers and community-based organization” during the Universal Academic Cluster International October Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on October 3-4, 2019.

Dean Quemado discussed the study that interviewed and surveyed the KALAHI-CIDSS community volunteers of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines.

Employing a descriptive-mixed method of research, she found out that experience to be involved in the implementation and helping the community are prominent reasons for their volunteerism.

KALAHI-CIDSS is a poverty alleviation program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) aiming to address issues on lack of access to government services, poverty, and governance on smaller communities.


What she presented in Bangkok is an externally-funded research by DSWD Region XII.

The said conference focused on multidisciplinary discourses like social sciences and humanities, education, science and technology, and economics and business.

Along with Dean Quemado are paper presenters, academics, and researchers in many different parts of the world.