To demonstrate the determination and commitment of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) towards innovation and in line with its vision as a research university, the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Division (KTTD) held a Markers Unveiling and Intellectual Property (IP) Awarding of Certificates on August 13, 2021, via Zoom meeting streamed live through the official Facebook page of the University.
During the unveiling, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with its two (2) sectoral councils, the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) and Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) were recognized for their significant contributions extended to the University in its long-term vision as a Research University in the ASEAN region.
Two Three KTTD-anticipated markers were unveiled namely, the Project AGILab: USeP Technology Business Incubation (TBI) Facility and Services for Internet of Things (IoT) based Industrial Technology with Systems Application Development, the USeP Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (IP-TBM) in Consortia Member Institution (CMI) of Southern Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (SMAARRDEC) in Davao City and the Innovation and Technology Support Office.
The activity was graced with the opening remarks of Dr. Shirley S. Villanueva, the University Vice President for Research, Development and Extension and words of challenge from the University President, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao.
Atty. Mary Grace Cruz-Yap, Director of DITTB-IPOPHL; Dr. Anthony C. Sales, DOST XI Regional Director; Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, DOST-PCAARRD Executive Director; and Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director were invited to deliver words of congratulations. Dr. Gilbert A. Importante, SMAARRDEC Director, formally closed the significant activity.
Borrowing from the words of USeP President Generalao, USeP is bound to cover greater milestones as the University is ‘growing’ and ‘still has a long way to go’ in terms of its determination for innovation.
Recognition of IP Certificate Holder
Several researchers, inventors, makers, authors, and designers who were awarded/granted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) with their Letters Patent, Utility Models (UM) Certificates, Copyrights Registration and Deposit, and Industrial Design Certificates were also recognized in the event.
For Certificate of Copyright Recordation and Deposit, Christopher Y. Domaub and Ronelo M. Cempron were recognized for their work on ‘Situated Critical Emergencies Pre-Assessment and Tracking Application (SCEPTA)’; Sarrah Mae B. Villoria on her study/research on the ‘Effectiveness of Pre-Braille Instruction Using Modified Braille Instrument in Improving Reading Proficiency of Learners With Visual Impairment’; Marlyn D. Biton and Teodoro N. Plaza on their study/research on ‘Development of Senior High School Readiness Evaluation Tool (SHRET): An Exploratory Factor Analysis’; Marlyn D. Biton and Corazon M. Umbrero on their study/research on ‘Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: Experiences of Mindanao Beneficiaries of the Adopted Schools of the University of Immaculate Conception’; Velma S. Labad on her books titled ‘Exploring Research in Education’ and ‘Magbasa Ta ug Magsulat’; Bonifacio G. Gabales, Jr. and Reynald A. Sapay on their study/research on ‘Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in the ASEAN Context: A Meta-Analysis’; Velma S. Labad and Chito R. Napitan on their study/research on ‘Leadership Practices of School Heads on Health and Nutrition Program: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis’; and Juse Lyn P. Hiponia and Allen T. Guillaran on their study/research on ‘Modeling of Clinical Supervision Practices of School Heads in Region XI: A Multinominal Logistics Regression Analysis’.
For Certificate of Copyright Registration, Paul Adriel C. Loquias and Marnie Grace I. Sonico were recognized on their study/research on ‘Antibacterial Properties of Cutaneous Bacterial Isolates from Philippine Endemic Frog Species (Philautus acutirostris) in Datu Salumay, Marilog District, Calinan, Davao City’; Jennifer M. Arbiol on her work titled ‘Student Peer Facilitators’ Training Module’; and Blenn B. Nimer on his works titled ‘Nimer Execution Quotient Scale (NEQS), Nimer Human Security Multidimensional Scale (NHSMS) and Nimmer Human Security Principle Scale’.
For Industrial Design Award, Sarrah Mae B. Villoria was recognized for her Modified Braille Teaching Apparatus; Norman Blancia and Rosielyn C. Roxas for their ‘Crumb Pen’; and Ronilo D. Juevesa Jr. and Michael V. Machica on their Column Masonry Unit.
For Utility Model Award, Charles Bryan L. Abella, Carlo C. Lagura, Bernard E. Rañola, and Randy S. Gamboa were recognized on their Communication Device for Crime Scene Fingerprint Matching; Virgilio T. Ombao Jr. for his Universal Oil Filter Wrench; Kevin C. Joseph, Roger C. Montepio, Ben-Hur C. Rafosala, Fulton U. Yap and Ritchelle B. Dombasi on their Mechanical Cacao Fruit Bagger; Eileen Joan L. Villacampa and Amiel B. Marata on their Nail Artist’s Utility Chair; Tamara Cher R. Mercado, Mary Jean Camos, and Jelmar Degoro on their Computer-Implemented Method of Collecting Garbage; Raedavy T. Opisan, Ronald R. Bayron, Joie D. Cataytay, Ruben V. Cantones, Roger C. Montepio, and Ben-Hur C. Rafosala for their Mechanical Coconut Splitter; Michael A. Parojinog, Glenn D. Bagasbas, Ivy Kim D. Machica, Michael G. Calago, Joel G. Ayon, and Romel V. Gador for their Attachable Lighting Device; Roger C. Montepio, Joie D. Cataytay, Randy M. Tongson, Ritchelle B. Dombasi, Ryan U. Abenoja, and Ruel F. Tuyogon on their Mechanical Pomelo Fruit Picker; and Filmann T. Simpao for his Payment System for Using Utility.
For recognition of Inventions, Judy Ann D. Luyao and Heber Shechem B. Racaza were recognized on their Icing Smoother Machine.