by: Dean Julita W. Bokingo & Prof. Sheevun Di O. Guliman
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has commissioned the College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA) to conduct a 60-day research on “Rapid Impact Assessment of the Disaster on Sources of Livelihood and Employment Opportunities (Post Typhoon Sendong Conditions in Iligan City).”
Approved by the MSU-IIT (SO#1275 IIT series of 2012), the project provides the ILO a road map for long-term recovery interventions on livelihood and employment in Iligan City particularly urgent after the Sendong tragedy. From the inception of the research project last October 15, 2012.
The research team presented its final output to the Iligan City’s Livelihood Cluster involving representatives from the different government agencies, the ILO, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and other stakeholders last December 12, 2012.
The output drew favorable impressions from Mr. Honorio Palarca, National Programme Officer of ILO Country Office and City Councilor Roy Openiano, Livelihood Cluster Chairperson, for defining the post Sendong livelihood status of internally displaced persons and for the livelihood opportunities which the project offered.
CBAA Dean Prof. Julita W. Bokingo, MBA, led the team joining faculty members Prof. Adrian P. Galido, Ph.D, Prof. Sheevun Di O. Guliman, CPA, MSF, Prof. Lady Lou D. Marapao, MA, Prof. Milagros R. Narido, CPA, MBA, Prof. Ma. Rizalia Y. Teves, MA, and Ms. Gloria S. Fernando of the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE). Prof. Alita T. Roxas, D.M., Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, sat as consultant.
The CBAA is optimistic that this link with an international organization promises more research collaborations in the future.