During the first afternoon of the annual NDMU Academic Week, the faculty members gathered to value the significance of research to the university through the 2020 Faculty Research Forum on February 11, 2020 at the SMC Hall.

With eight presentations, the community witnessed a variety of research outputs devoted to education, history, social work, natural sciences, and many others.


Before the research forum, all of the studies were either published in international journals or presented at research conferences.

The researchers discussed the following topics:

Research titles


Students’ concerns and issues on teachers and teaching

Dr. Juvy Reyes

Graphical analysis skills and misconceptions on kinematics of engineering students of Notre Dame of Marbel University

Justine Mercado

Cultural heritage of the City of Koronadal: A model for its preservation

Cecilie Sharon Porras

The shared mission: A phenomenological study on the Marist-lay partnership

Dr. Wilter Friales

Volunteerism and community development: Sustainability of marginalized volunteers and community-based organizations

Dr. Loveleih Quemado

Grievance redress system and information sharing: Efficacy from the point of view of the community

Caroline Abaigar

Quantitative ethnobotanical study, phytochemical screening, and antibacterial assay of ethnomedicinal plants of T’boli in Lemsnolon, Tboli, South Cotabato

Joni Rey Campilan

Inhibition of lysosomal membrane lysis and cytotoxic potential of silver nanoparticles synthesized using extracts from theobroma cacao linn. husks

Julius Kevin Cura

With two rounds of open forum sessions moderated by Dr. Lynou Zacal, the research presenters interacted well with the faculty members’ inquiries about their respective studies.


NDMU President Bro. Wilfredo Lubrico, FMS, Ph.D. appreciated the community’s determination to deepen their expertise and recommend some innovative solutions to social problems through research engagements.