Royal Institution, Singapore in collaboration with Royal Institution, Philippines and Central Luzon State University conducted its International Conference and Conferment Ceremony at the Central Luzon State University Mini theater, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on June 24, 2016.

The event started with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Research Paper Poster Presentation Exhibit and the Awarding of Certificates to Research Paper Presenters. FDr. Dr. Tereso A. Abella, CLSU President, delivered his Welcome Address followed by the Opening Address of Hon. FDr. Dr. Samuel M. Salvador, RI Singapore Chancellor.

During the Conference, FDr. Dr. Athena Georgene Ang, President of the Royal Institution, Singapore discussed the topic “Social Innovations and Inclusive Growth in Education in a Knowledge-Based Society” in accordance to the event’s theme “Social Innovations and Inclusive Growth”. After the conference, all poster presenters presented their research papers. The presenters are Dr. Mari Joy M. Buenavista with her research “Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Economic Growth, Trade and Investments: The Asean Experience”, Ms. Yomi Irabagon with her research “Savings Practices among Males and Females in Selected Towns of Nueva Ecija”, Mr. Jayson L. Marzan, MRIB(Sr) with his research “The Link Between Treasury Bill Rate and Return in the Philippine Stock Market: A Dynamic Model with Linear Trend”, and Dr. Judith A. Teaño, FRIEcon with her research “An Economic Analysis of the Underlying Causes of Deforestation in the Asean.” It was followed by an open forum and a final remark by Hon. FDr. Dr. Ruperto P. Somera, one of the Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution, Singapore. 

The event’s highlight was the Conferment Ceremony of Hon. Atty. Cyril E. Ramos, Deputy Ombudsman of the Military and Other Law Enforcing Officers as Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution, Singapore, the highest and most prestigious award given by RI. 

CLSU President, FDr. Dr. Tereso A. Abella and Hon. Atty. Cyril E. Ramos were conferred as Doctor Fellow and a total of 59 professionals were conferred as Fellows, Senior Members, and Members of the Royal Institution, Singapore. 

Following the Conferment Ceremony is the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between RI and CLSU for professorial chairs. The event ended with a closing address from Dr. Glenn S. Cabacang, FRIBA, Vice President of the Royal Institution, Singapore. 

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