Report - 2nd National Research Workshop, Cebu, 29-30 April 2017


Thank you for attending the 2nd National Research Workshop. We hope that you found the workshop informative and worthwhile. Our primary goal was to increase your understanding of the qualitative research and to introduce you to phenomenological research.


There were important topics covered during the workshop and Dr Rudolf Martinez did an outstanding job of sharing his expertise with you. If you would like to contact him with questions, please reach out our event manager for his email address. I trust that Joseph (Senior Executive Officer), Ray and Jamie (Event Manager) have addressed your needs during the event. They will be in contact with you on further activities of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society in the future. We also take this occasion to express our thanks to Dennis Amando (Director of Education) for his untiring support to this event.

Both the University of the Visayas (Center for Research and Development) and the Naval State University played as significant event partners. We certainly that this kind of partnership will continue to flourish as more events are likely to be organized in the near future.

A significant thanks goes to our sponsors -- as beautifully listed below -- to this event which enabled a number of participants to receive conference scholarships and assisted the local organizers in the logistical needs.

You were a great group and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make this event both productive and fun. Thank you for your comments and suggestions on the evaluations (for those who were not able to fill in the online form, please do so) and we assure you that each will be given consideration so that future workshops will be even more of a success.

We wish you the best in the upcoming school year. If the Society be of help in any way, or if you have questions, please feel free to contact us at or

Again, thank you for being part of our  2nd National Research Workshop and please recommend this

training to others in the future.

We wish you the best.


Dr. Rose Constantino (USA) - Dr. Abraham Constantino Memorial Fund

Dr. Edward Cruz (Canada)

Dr. Jestoni Maniago (Saudi Arabia)

Raymund Ang (USA)

Conference Scholarships Sponsors

Dr Rizal Grande (Saudi Arabia)

John Paul Silang (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Jordan Salvador (Saudi Arabia)

Workshop Facilitator

Dr Rudolf Martinez, RN, Ph.D is a renowned phenomenologist in the Philippines and is dubbed as the "Max Vanen of the Philippines".


He received his BS Nursing degree at the University of Santo Tomas where he once worked as its faculty member. His researches in both his Masters in Nursing (Trinity University of Asia) and Ph.D in Applied Cosmic Anthropology (Asian Social Institute) were grounded on phenomenological investigations and were recognized with distinctions (summa cum laude on both occasions). 

Presently, he is connected with the graduate schools of Arellano University and San Beda College.


Glenn Bisnar, DM

Robby Echavez, MAEd, MA, RPm

Sammy B. Taghoy

Sillmark T. Bacason, RN, MAN

Francis Lee P. Locsin, RN, MAN

Ruby Corazon Ediza, RN, MAN

Ray Anne Labra, RN

Carlane P. Torres, RN, MAN

Eden Shiz Parpa, RN, MAN

Sheryll Aponte, RN, MAN

Dante Ricaforte Jr., RN, MAN

Ma. Violeta Calopez, RN, MAN

Jovy Dia R. Saniel, RN, MAN

Flordeliza J. Garcia, MAN

Pearl Irish T. Velicaria- De Paz, DM

Chanlyn D. Rosales

Ronald A. Matansico

Aruba Albino

Jayvee Holanda

Mae Geraldine E. Dacer, RN, MAN, DM

Jasper Movilla

Marsha Malbas, Ed. D

Charlie C. Falguera, RN ,MAN

Medelyn Q. Peria, RN, MCH

Ruvi-Ann Tan-Linugao, RN, MAN

Tashmera Datukali- Laranjo, RN

Maria Yvonne C. Villarasa, RN

Al Mira B. Polog

Elizabeth S. Liba

Rex Villavelez

Mary Ann Aranas

Emma A. Yaun, Ed.D

Jon Luzmar D. Empenado


Jamie Babate (event manager), Ray Labra and Joseph Andrew Pepito 

Dr. Rudolf Martinez

Dr Glenn Bisnar of DEPED 12

Ray Labra

Eden Parpa (Western Visayas Medical Center)

Violeta Calopez (Western Visayas Medical Center)

Group Pose

Carlane Torres of  University of San Agustin

Tashmera Datukali-Laranjo,  Maria Yvonne C. Villarasa , Al Mirah B. Polog of Mindanao State University-Buug Campus

Francis Lee Locsin of St. Paul University

Marsha Malbas (University of the Visayas)

Emma Yaun (University of the Visayas)

Ruby Ediza (Fr. Saturnino Urios University)  Dante Ricaforte (Western Visayas Medicnal Center) Carlane Torres(University of San Agustin)

Workshop Participants

Beta Nu Delta members of Cebu Chapter

Dennis Amando (Director of Education)