USC gets level 1 accreditation
THE Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS)hasrecognizedthe Institutional Ethics Review Committee of the University of San Carlos (USC) for having achieved the Level 1 accreditation as a Research Ethics Committee (REC).
Dr. Danilo B. Largo, director of the USC Office of Research, received the certificate from PNHRS Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) officials during the 35th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development.
USC joined nine other institutions nationwide whose IERC also received the Level 1 accreditation from PHREB chair Dr. Leonardo de Castro at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City recently.
These included Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, and Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development.
A level 1 accreditation is awarded to newly constituted RECs that are in operation for less than a year. It also means that the REC can review researches that have minimal risk to participants based on the 2011 National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research. THE city of Lapu-Lapu was among the cities in Central Visayas that were recognized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-7) recently for Good Financial Housekeeping.
This award is a manifestation that the city of Lapu-Lapu is being recognized by the DILG for passing all its criteria such as having no audit findings by the Commission on Audit after all transactions were in order, there was compliance of full disclosure policy and posting of financial and bidding documents in three conspicuous places at the city hall, Land Transportation Office and public market.
“With this, we can say that the city was doing its best to serve the people and help the businesses grow,” said Mayor Paz Radaza.
She said that the support of the people and city officials made possible the good governance in her administration.
Other cities that were recognized are Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Bogo, Carcar, Cebu, Danao, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay and Toledo in Cebu, and Bais, Bayawan, Canlaon, Dumaguete, Guihulngan and Tanjay in Negros Oriental.
Radaza expressed gratitude to the people for their support and the government employees for their cooperation in carrying the services.
The recognition would also help invite investors and more tourist arrivals in the city whose economic activity relies mostly on tourism.
USC research office director Dr. Danilo B. Largo (fourth from right) holds the PNHRS-PHREB Level 1 accreditation certificate. He is shown with officials of the governing organization and other recipients.