Political Science Faculty and Students Present Papers in the 2015 Philippine Political Science (PPSA) International Conference

by Yasmira P. Moner

Khalidbinwalid D. Moner presented his research co-authored with Prof. Marilou S. Nanaman entitled “Maranao-Higaonon Inter-Ethnic Conflict Resolution in Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City”

Two faculty members and three students from the department of Political Science of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology presented papers during the annual PPSA International Conference held at Dipolog Medical Center (DMC) College Foundation, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, April 10-11, 2015. This year’s theme “Heroes and Villains” explores the issues surrounding the concepts of Heroes and Villains in a transdiciplinary perspectives. This conference is a venue where the PPSA provide key insights on a variety of political issues concerning the Philippines and the region. It was participated by around 150 delegates comprising of Political scientists, scholars, students, NGO practitioners and researchers from different Universities and institutions mostly from Asia-Pacific region.

Ms. Shinette Salazar during her paper presentation “The Empowerment of Maranao Women in Barangay Mandulog, Iligan City” co-authored with Prof. Marilou S. Nanaman, PhD.

This year, Political Science department of the Institute presented three (3) papers to the conference. The presenters/authors and their researches were: (1) “Local Leaders’ Risk Reduction Strategies for Dengue Based on Climate Information: A Case in Communities in Baybay, Leyte” by Prof. Enrique Batara and Mr. Ronnie Emmanuel Gravoso; (2) “Maranao-Higaonon Inter-Ethnic Conflict Resolution in Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City” by Prof. Marilou F. S. Nanaman and Mr. Khalidbinwalid D. Moner; and (3) “The Empowerment of Maranao Women in Barangay Mandulog, Iligan City” by Prof. Marilou S. Nanaman and Ms. Shinette Salazar. In addition, Dr. Marilou S. Nanaman, chairperson of the Political Science department of the Institute is among the newly-elected PPSA Board of Directors (2015-2017).

Aside from the paper presenters, delegates from MSU-IIT include: Yasmira P. Moner, faculty of the department of Political Science and 3rd year Political Science majors namely: Queenie Pearl Tomaro, Elika Err Bienes, Justine Jay Lorca and Jefferson Payusan.

2015 PPSA International Conference was in partnership with the DMC College Foundation, Dipolog City, Philippines.

MSU-IIT Delegation: from R-L: Prof. Enrique Batara, Ms. Yasmira Moner, Ronnie Emmanuel Gravoso, Prof. Marilou Nanaman, Shinette Salazar, Khalidbinwalid Moner, Jefferson Payusan, Queenie Pearl Tomaro, Elika Err Bienes and Justine Jay Lorca.

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