The Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) once again demonstrated its commitment to global research engagement by organizing a highly successful International Research Congress from May 4-5, 2023. The event, themed “Linking Research and Policy to Education and Social Development,” provided a platform for sharing the latest findings and breakthroughs in various fields.

Renowned research scholars, including Dr. Tan Seng Chee, Dr. Linda Lumayag, Dr. Randy A. Tudy, Dr. Ryan Tans, Dr. James M. Dorsey, and Prof. Maya Khemlani David, delivered captivating presentations on their expertise and shared their experiences as researchers in both academia and the field. The congress attracted 120 research enthusiasts from across the Philippines and various parts of the world.

The Center for Research, represented by Head Aries D. Gan, and the Head of Linkages, Internationalization, and Language Studies, Sheryl J. Urdaneta, along with program heads, warmly welcomed the guest speakers, panelists, and presenters from different educational institutions and organizations.

In his address, HCDC President Br. Noelvic H. Deloria, S.C., expressed his wholehearted support and gratitude for the congress, emphasizing its significance and the institution’s commitment to fostering research excellence.

“Doing research in a scholarly manner needs time, effort, discipline, determination and dedication. Thus, all of you who are here as resource speakers, presenters and audience are regarded with great esteem because your thoughts may open awareness of change and transformation.” Deloria said. 

He acknowledged the importance of such an event and reaffirmed the institution’s strong commitment to the International Research Congress as a top priority.

“While other people routinely do tasks and responsibilities, scholars like you should scrutinize topics, themes, concerns and issues,” he added.

Presenters shared their researches and discoveries for social and global development with excellence and confidence as they were being critiqued by some of the world’s top researchers.

Building on the success of the International Research Congress 2023, HCDC is already preparing for next year’s edition, scheduled for May 2-3, 2024.

“We encourage you to start preparing for the event and to invite your friends and colleagues who might be interested in participating. Bringing more scholars and researchers together will enhance the quality of the discussions and provide opportunities for new collaborations and partnerships,” Gan said.

HCDC remains committed to facilitating social change through collaboration and knowledge-sharing, with the goal of accelerating scientific progress and driving innovation in various fields, ranging from medicine and engineering to social sciences and humanities.