Malungai Life Oil founder Andy C. Lugtu receives a certificate of winning this year's innovation award from Royal Institution, Singapore (RI).

Royal Institution is a world class professional organization and multi-disciplinary institution for networking, academic collaboration, technology generation and transfer, professional expert services, knowledge sharing and complementation and talent development and promotion. Life Oil, a highly concentrated malunggay leaves and seeds extract that has conserved the Chlorophyll, was distributed in the market in 2010. Manila Nature's Link Inc. is the maker and exclusive distributor of Life Oil.

Handing the award to Lugtu is DayangHadja Fatima Celia H. Kiram (left), CEO of RI while Helen S. Molano (right), executive director of of RI, looks on.

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RI Holds Special Conferment Ceremony for new Fellows of the Royal Institute of Architects, Sinagpore

Royal Institution (RI), Singapore in collaboration with Royal Institution, Philippines held a special Conferment Ceremony of Fellows of the Royal Institute of Architects, Singapore on January 6, 2017 at the RI Centre Manila, Philippines.

Conferred with professional membership title of FELLOW were two Filipino Licensed Architects practicing in Saudi Arabia namely Ar. Diomedes A. Perido Jr. and Ar. Ricardo D. Dongon Jr.

The Conferment Ceremony was presided over by Hon. FDr. CPA Prof. Dr. Ruperto P. Somera, DFRIF, DFRITax, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution, Singapore.

The two newly conferred Fellows of the Royal Institute of Architects, Singapore were nominated by Ar. Jason G Agriam, FRIA, one of RI’s active members who continuously supports RI in the fulfilment of its mission and vision - the recognition of the achievements and qualifications of all who deserve recognition and to continuously provide opportunities to enhance the skills, competitive advantage, academic, professional and entrepreneurial status and profiles of its members.

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Royal Institution International Research Colloquium

As mentioned by Dr. Athena Georgene Ang, RI Singapore President, in her Opening Address, the event was in response to the felt need of local and international Graduate students, as well as, those who have recently graduated from their Masters and Doctoral degrees, who   were in search of an international forum for the purpose of sharing their research findings and discoveries. It was also held in consonance with the RI’s Mission and Vision, in providing opportunities for the pursuit of excellence through the enhancement of the research skills, among others, of RI members and would be RI members, besides being an avenue for the exchange of ideas, collaboration, and networking among scholars.

Presenters shared the results of their research findings to local and foreign participants who graced the occasion. Miss Bianca P. Borlagdan was adjudged as the Best Presenter, during the morning session, with her research entitled “An Interactive Computer Learning Environment (ICLE) for Tropical Succulents.”  Dr. Hilda San Gabriel, on the other hand, was adjudged as the best presenter during the afternoon session with her research entitled “The Theory and PRAXIS of Workers Cooperatives as Models of the Social Economy and Paradigm For Capital Innovation.”  Miss Borlagdan and Dr. San Gabriel received their respective awards and citations from Dr. Athena Georgene Ang, RI Singapore President; and, Dr. Helen Molano, RI Philippines President.

L-R: Dr. Valentino G. Baac, RI VP for Local and International Affairs; Dr. Athena Georgene Ang, RI Singapore President; Dr. Helen Molano, RI Philippines President; Dr. Hilda San Gabriel, best presenter afternoon session; Miss Bianca Borlagdan, best presenter morning session; Dr. Dominador Gamboa, Jr., Dr. Danilo Reyes, and Dr. Guillermo Bungato, Jr., Referees


Other presenters with their respective researches for the morning session were: Mr. Biodor P. Bonifacio, Jr., “A Flood Level Advisory and Monitoring System with SMS Notification for Disaster Risk Reduction”; Miss Renejoy Bulos and Miss Joan T. Carinugan, “Customer Satisfaction Index System: Ilagan City Isabela”; Miss Clare Anne D. Capito, “Decision Support System for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Performance of the S & T Researchers on the R & D Projects: A DOST-ITDI Management Approach”; Mr. Arnel Felipe Carating, “Database Buildup for Evaluating Training and Development of a Private Educational Institution’s Training Personnel (ETRADE)”; Miss Mary Rose Maharlika Palmares, “The Impact of Entrepreneurial Marketing Practices on the Growth and Sustainability of Small-Medium Enterprises in Muntinlupa City”; and, Mr. Qarlos H. Soriano, “Car Services of Automotive Dealers in Metro Manila.”

The afternoon session had the following presenters with their respective researches: Dr. Nelson J. Abesamis, “Internal Control Practices of Business Consultancy Firms In The National Capital Region”; Dr. Christine Holly Jane P. Bartolome, “Awareness and Compliance to the Ethical Standards of Professional Accountants in Public Practice”; Dr. Amelia Santillan – Butial, “Human Resource Management Practices of the Hospitality Industry Partners”; Dr. Chona Cayabat, “Convenience Stores Relationship Marketing In The Province of Quezon”; Dr. Agnes Y. Gonzaga, “ISO 9001:2008 of Manufacturing Companies in Cavite Export Processing Zone”; Dr. Annabele C. Hernandez, “Service Quality Management In The Skin Care Clinics In The national Capital region”; Dr. Rolly L. San Jose, “Importance and Problems on the Policies and Procedures of the Lending Operations of Private Commercial Banks in Region II”; Dr. Juanita L. Santiago, “The Operations of Multipurpose Cooperative In The National Capital Region”; and, Dr. Raul Roland Sebastian, “Organizational Culture of PUP: Basis of Proposed Change Initiatives.”

Indonesian participants, Standing L-R: Dewi Astuti, Nessi Meilan, Dr. H. Iwan Somantri, Roikhatul Jannah, and Indriana Rakhmawati.


An Open Forum ensued after the presentations where the Indonesian participants shared their own experiences on certain issues raised during the said open forum. This was followed by the distribution of Certificates of Participation and Certificates of Appreciation to the presenters and participants.

Closing remarks was given by RI Singapore’s VP for Continuing Professional Development, Dr. Glenn Cabacang, where he thanked everybody who attended the event. 

The event ended with both presenters and participants visiting the Royal Institution Singapore Centre located at the G/F Legaspi Towers 300, P. Ocampo Street corner Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila, donning the Royal Institution Robes for a photo.

Presenters and participants of the Royal Institution International Research Colloquium donning RI Robes at the Royal Institution Centre, G/F Royal Institution Centre, P. Ocampo Street corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City – Philippines.