Northern Bukidnon State College
Creando futura, Transformationis Vitae, Ductae a Deo
THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Without question, the SY 2021-2022 remained extraordinarily challenging for colleges and universities across the nation. Northern Bukidnon State College has risen to meet the greatest challenges of our world and brought our intellectual capacity and indomitable spirit to bear on the issues that demanded our central attention. At the heart of our commitment to the public service in the higher education is our mission. It grounds all of our activities and aspirations. This year, it has been a beacon amid a sea of uncertainty and it guided our work to serve the public through education, research, and community service. While COVID-19 did create challenges along the way, it is a testament to the great resiliency of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students that we were able to successfully fulfill our commitments.
On its transition year, NBSC is transforming on a notable scale with a vision to create futures and transform individuals who will change the Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines and the world. Throughout the school year, the College devoted to the establishment of a strong organizational structure that will foster scholastic innovation and building the ultimate learning environment in which the College will flourish.
The College celebrated its 17th Founding Anniversary and continues to strive in increasing its ability to offer a quality education to its culturally diverse student body. With a year of record high enrollment, NBSC provided nearly 2300 students access to an affordable, quality education and is increasingly relevant to the Province of Bukidnon. NBSC is fulfilling the need for quality higher education and continuously striving to graduate more students who are prepared to make an impact on society.
NBSC and its faculty are educating students wherever they are. Taking heed to adopt to the demands of the 21st Century and respond to the disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic, NBSC escalated its interest in developing online technology and flexible learning modalities.
NBSC is dedicated to creating an educational environment that ensures student success. The College institutionalized the 2F3C Framework in its relentless efforts to promote comprehensive academic approach for delivery of flexible learning system, innovative research and far-reaching extension. The framework allows NBSC to form students as future innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders, to join the workforce sooner.
SY 2021-2022 also paved the creation of the NBSC Institutional Educational Development Framework that will serve as the basis for producing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enable people to contribute to and benefit from an inclusive and sustainable future. The Institutional Educational Development Framework aims to respond to the needs of NBSC by looking at its unique context as a newly converted state college catering to students from diverse backgrounds and students who are located in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas. It bears the consistency to the mission and vision of NBSC to bring transformative education to the community. As part of the needs analysis, the higher education landscape was also examined so NBSC can address the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the VUCA world and the post pandemic concerns. The institutional framework is by design a developmental process with the main purpose of attaining excellence in five (5) areas: Teaching and Learning Competence; Personal and Professional Conduct; Research Competence; Service to the Profession and Community Engagement; and Leadership and Administrative Competence. Only when the inputs and processes are carefully planned and executed can success be assured.
Innovative research continued to elevate the College a recognized research institution. For SY 2021-2022, NBSC’s multi-disciplinary research teams embarked of intensifying efforts in faculty research engagements, ranging from providing social enterprise solutions to peace and development studies which have progressively expanded in scope and attainment.
The College will continuously and aggressively pursue strategic partnerships, while continuing to invest in exemplary extension programs of national importance across a wide array of sectors. In SY 2021-2022, NBSC has established multiple linkages with various organizations.
NBSC managed the human, social and economic dimensions of the past year quite well and delivered the mission as best as it could, within the constraints that faced over the course of the year. With COVID-19 cases falling across the country and vaccinations increasing, the College is emerging with renewed purpose, and with a strategy that embraces the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural dynamism of the world and takes on the critical challenges of tomorrow.
I am encouraged by the progress the College made during a very trying year, and I have no doubt that our efforts will only accelerate in the coming school year. We can all recount numerous initiatives and activities that we have undertaken over the past year but what matters is our overall movement, in a holistic sense, relative to where we have been and to the future we envision.
As we move forward, more changes will be required which will involve a slow progression in some areas and more bold strides in other dimensions. I am appreciative that our students continue to remind us of the changes we need to make and hold us accountable for walking our talk. I am appreciative of the work that our administrators, faculty, and staff undertake, and the often-unseen work. That work and its alignment with broad College goals, priorities and actions is what drives our progress forward.
As we continue our work, we need to place more emphasis on building our own culture that impact our individual and collective actions. Let us remain committed to NBSC’s priorities of advancing excellence in five (5) areas: Teaching and Learning Competence; Personal and Professional Conduct; Research Competence; Service to the Profession and Community Engagement; and Leadership and Administrative Competence.
I am immensely grateful for what we did in SY 2021-2022 and even more hopeful for what we are going to do together in SY 2022-2023.
|PhD in Development Studies||University of the Philippines|
|2015- 2018||Field of Specialization:|
Economics, Strategic Planning and Public Policy
|PhD Fellowship||University of Freiburg, Germany||(6 ECTS)|
|PhD Research Fellowship||University of Bergen, Norway||(10 ECTS)|
|Master of Arts||University of San Carlos||2003-2007||Economics|
|BS Economics major in Development Economics||University of the Philippines|
|Month & Year||Position||Institution|
|September 11, 2020-Present||College President||Northern Bukidnon State College|
|February 2020-Present||Faculty, Professor 1||Northern Bukidnon Community College|
|February 2020-May 2020||OIC, College President||Northern Bukidnon Community College|
|May 2019-January 2020||Dean||Graduate School, Xavier University|
|June 2015-April 2019||OVPHEd||Executive Assistant to the Vice-President for Higher Education, XU|
|May 2013-January 2015||Assistant Dean||College of Arts and Sciences, Xavier University|
|June 2007-May 2013||Research Coordinator for the Social Sciences||Kinaadman Research Center, XU|
|April 2006-May 2013||Department Chairperson||Economics|
|November 1998-June 2020||Faculty||Economics|
|Title of Training||Location||Source of Funding|
|Sustainability in Teaching, Management, Operation & Community Relations||Thailand||COMPASS Network & Atkisson Group|
|Market Access for Sustainable Development||Netherlands||Wageningen University & Netherlands Fellowship Program|
|Sustainable Human Development: From International Frameworks to Regional Policies||Hungary||Central European University and UNDP|
|Liberal Economics: Freedom First||Germany||Friedrich Naumann Foundation International Academy for Leadership|
|Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Valuation||Indonesia||Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia and IDRC|
|Training-Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation In Watersheds For Water, Food and Environmental Security In Southeast Asia||Philippines||SEARCA, APAN|
|Proposal Development Training for Global Change Research||Cambodia||Asia Pacific Network|
|Integrated Land Use System, PhD Course||Germany||University of Freiburg and DAAD|
|PhD Research School||Norway||University of Bergen|
|Policy Analysis in Critical Perspective: Comparing Empirical and Deliberative Approaches||Singapore||Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore|
|Asia-Pacific Leadership ProgrammeUnited Nations Environmental Program||Shanghai, China||Tongji University,Shanghai, China|
|Global Academic Leadership Program||Philippines||Asian Institute of Management|
Awards / Scholarships
|Market Access for Sustainable Development Fellowship||Netherlands||Wageningen University & NUFFIC (Netherlands)|
|Integrated Land Use System Fellowship||Germany||University of Freiburg and DAAD (Germany)|
|Doctoral Research Fellowship||Norway||University of Bergen (Norway)|
|Collaborative Research for Young Scholars||Japan||Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (Japan)|
|Dissertation Grant||Philippines||SEARCA (ASEAN)|
|Asian Grant: 3rd International Public Policy Association Conference||Singapore||Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Singapore)|
|ASEAN Grant: Forum on Urban Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Strategies||Philippines||Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)|
|PhD Academic Excellence Award||Philippines||College of Public Affairs, University of the Philippines Los Baños|
|Class Valedictorian||Philippines||College of Public Affairs, University of the Philippines Los Baños|
|Best Dissertation||Philippines||College of Public Affairs, University of the Philippines Los Baños|
|AFC scholarship: Fourth Asia Future Conference, Seoul, South Korea||South Korea||Atsumi International Foundation (Japan)|
|Best Presenter Award: Fourth Asia Future Conference, Seoul, South Korea||South Korea||Atsumi International Foundation (Japan)|
|Climate Risk Research Award||Germany||Allianz (Germany)|
|Travel Grant for the Workshop on Status of Climate Science and Technology in Asia – for IPCC AR6||Malaysia||Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST), Asia- Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), International Council for Science Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU-ROAP) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)|
|Conference Grant for Ocean Visions 2019 Climate Summit||USA||Georgia Tech, Stanford University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Smithsonian Institution in coordination with the IOC-UNESCO, the Ocean Conservancy and Georgia Aquarium|
|Best Paper Award: Fifth Asia Future Conference, Manila, Philippines||Philippines||Atsumi International Foundation (Japan)|
|Outstanding Alumni Alumni Award for the College of Economics and Management||Philippines||UPLB Alumni Association|
|Title of Research Works||Extent of Participation||Inclusive Dates|
|Determinants of Regional Output: The Case of Northern Mindanao, The NCR, and Central Visayas, Funded by CHED||Main Author||Apr 2005-May 2006|
|New Firm Formation in Northern Mindanao”, Funded by Kinaadman Research Center (KRC)||Main Author||June 2007-May 2008|
|Socio-economic Impact of the Lake Mainit Development Project, Funded Foundation for Philippine Environment||Component Leader||June 2007-May 2008|
|Regional Indicator Project, Funded by EPRA and USAID||Team Leader||June 2007-May 2008|
|Hydraulic Mining in Cagayan de Oro City: Socio-Economic Assessment, Team Leader, Funded by Mindanao Research||Team Leader||June 2009-May 2010|
|Inventory of Losses and Replacement Cost of the Proposed Butuan City Drainage Improvement, Funded by ARBIWRMP & Asian Development Bank||Researcher||August 2010-Feb 2011|
|The Ecological Footprint of the Social Sciences Building of Xavier University Main Campus : An Assessment of Ecology and Economic Sustainability, Funded by Kinaadman Research Center (KRC)||Team Leader||June 2010-May 2011|
|Assessment of Housing Need and Demand of the XU Employees, Funded by Kinaadman Research Center (KRC)||Main Author||Jan 2012-June 2012|
|Carrying Capacity of Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City: Socio-economic Component, Funded by CHED-HERC||Proponent Leader||June 2013-May 2014|
|Economic Valuation of the Ship Grounding Damages to the Coral Reefs and Marine Ecosystem of Agutayan Island, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, funded by MBDA and GIZ||Consultant||April 2014 – June 2014|
|Socio-economic Dimensions of the CDORB, Funded by CESM Inc., RBCO & DENR||Consultant||July 2013- June 2014|
|Assessment on the Management Regimes of River Basin Organizations in the Philippines, Funded by CESM Inc., RBCO & DENR||Consultant||July 2013- June 2014|
|Environmental Accounting on CDORB Resources, Funded by CESM Inc., RBCO & DENR||Proponent Leader||July 2013- June 2014|
|Total Economic Valuation of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin, Funded by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)||Component Leader||April 2015-July 2015|
|Exploring innovative ways of financing for climatecompatible development in Asian cities: A research initiative covering select second-tier cities in India,Indonesia and the Philippines, Funded by ICSC and Germanwatch||Team Leader||July 2015-June 2015|
|Integrated Ecological, Hydrologic and Sediment Transport Models of the Tagoloan River Basin (IEHSTrM-TRB), Funded by CHED DARETO||Researcher||April 2017-March 2019|
|Multidimensional Indicators of Adaptive Capacity of Rice Farming Households to Address Salt Water Intrusion in the Philippines and Vietnam, Funded by APN CRYS & SEARCA||Team Leader||August 2017-July 2018|
|Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the District 1 of Zamboanga del Norte: Economic Integrated Sector, Funded by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)||Consultant for the Economic Sector||November 1, 2018-October 31, 2019|
|Client Satisfaction Survey on the Services of the 1st and 4th Infantry Divisions of the Philippine Army operating in Northern Mindanao, Funded by CMU, 4ID, 1ID Phil. Army||Research Project Leader||April 1, 2020 – September 2020|
|Watershed for Water-Dependent Economy in the Anthropocene: The Case of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin, Funded by Forest Foundation Philippines||Chapter Author||February 25, 2020-August 31, 2020|
On-Going Research Projects
|Title of Research Works||Extent of Participation*||Inclusive Dates|
|Building Up an Integrated Methodology for Water Resources Assessment and Management in Urban Coastal Areas (BIMWAM) in partnership with University of St La Salle, Université de Namur, Catholique Université de Louvain, and Université de Mons funded by Academie De Recherche Et D’Enseignement Superieur (ARES) of Belgium||Co-proponent/South Supervisor||January 2018-December 2023|
|Nature of Work*||Complete Bibliographic Entry|
|Textbook||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden & Ma. Kresna Navarro & Marichu Melendez-Obedencio & Caroline Laarni Rubio-Sereñas. 2012. Basic Principles in Economics with Taxation, Agrarian Reform and Consumer Education. XU Press, Philippines, 2012. ISBN No. : 978-9719094-16-6|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden & Ma. Kresna Navarro & Marichu Melendez-Obedencio. 2013. A Sustainability Analysis on Campus Ecology. 2013. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS), Vol. 4,Issue 9.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2014. Housing Affordability Challenges: The Case of the Median Income Households in Cagayan de Oro City Philippines. 2014. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 4 No. 10 (1), 2014.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2014. Protecting Water Supply: The Philippine Experience.2014. Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Vol. 39, Number 4, Winter Issue, 2014.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2014. Political Ecology of the Small-scale Gold Mining in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.2015. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 6, Number 24, 2014.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden & Ma. Kresna Navarro. 2014.The Cost of Misguided Urbanization: The Case of Informal Settlements in Butuan City, Philippines. 2014.Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol. 3 No. 6.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2015. State of Management Regimes of River Basin Organizations in the Philippines.2015. Environmental Policy and Law, Volume 45, Issue 3-4, 2015.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2015. Asset-based Determinants of Poverty Intensity: A Meso-level Application in the Philippines.2015. WSEAS Transactions in Business and Economics. Volume 12.|
|Book Article||Rosalina Palanca-Tan & Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden & Ma. Kresna Navarro & Marichu Melendez-Obedencio & Caroline Laarni Rubio-Sereñas. 2015.Cost and Benefits of Ecosystem Based Adaptation The Case of the Philippines. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. viii + 32pp. ISBN: 978-2-8317-1778-4|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden & Ma. Kresna Navarro. 2016. The Social Cost of Upgrading Informal Settlements in Butuan City, Philippines. Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal, Volume 9, 15-16.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2016. Economic contributions of the artisanal capture fisheries in Cagayan de Oro River, Philippines. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Volume 37, Issue Number 2, pp 11-27.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2017. Socio-Economic Situationaire of the Artisanal Fisheries in Cagayan De Oro River, Philippines. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), Volume 8, Issue 2, April-June 2017.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2018. Ecotourism policy options for the white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro River, Philippines: a multi-criteria analysis. International Journal of Tourism Policy. Volume1, pp 67-73.|
|Book Chapter||Rosalina Palanca-Tan & Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden & Ma. Kresna Navarro & Marichu Melendez-Obedencio & Caroline Laarni Rubio-Sereñas. 2018. “Total economic value of the Cagayan de Oro river basin,” Chapter in: Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges, chapter 12, pages 169-184 Edward Elgar Publishing.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden & Ma. Kresna Navarro. 2018. Enablers and Constraints of Localized Climate Financing: The Case of a Second-tier City in the Philippines. Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, Volume 1.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden, Rola, A, Baconguis,RDT, Pulhin, JM, Camacho, JDV, Ancog, RC. Determinants of Adaptation for Slow-Onset Hazards: The Case of Rice-Farming Households|
Affected by Seawater Intrusion in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD), Volume 16, Issue 1.
|CompendiumArticle||Almaden, C.R. C. (2018). Weathering the Storms Fostering Our Understanding of Climate-Related Risks and Our Capacity to Respond: A compendium of essays for the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award 2018. Allianz Climate Solutions, Munich, Germany. Retrieved from:https://www.allianz.com/content/dam/onemarketing/azcom/Allianz_com/responsibility/documents/Compendium-ACRRA-2018-Final.pdf|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden, T.T. Diep, A.C. Rola, R.DT. Baconguis, J.M. Pulhin, J.V. Camacho, Jr., and R.C. Ancog. 2019. “Meso-Level Analysis on Rice-Farmers’ Adaptive Measures for Slow Onset Hazard: The Case of Saltwater Intrusionin the Philippines and Vietnam.” SEARCA Agriculture and Development Notes. Volume 9, Issue 2.|
|Journal Article||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden, T.T. Diep, A.C. Rola, R.DT. Baconguis, J.M. Pulhin, J.V. Camacho, Jr., and R.C. Ancog. 2020. Factors Influencing Measure-Based Adaptation of Rice-Farmers for Slow Onset Hazard: The Case of Saltwater Inundation in the Philippines and Vietnam. Environmental Management, 66, pp. 629–643.|
|Book Chapter||Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden. 2021. “Examining Sustainability Issues in the Water Dependent Economy of Downstream Sectors in the Cagayan de Oro River Basin”, Chapter 6: Forests in the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Philippines,J ose Andres Canivel (moderator), Antonio La Viña, and Donna Paz Reyes (Editors). ISBN 978-621-96454-0-9 (Paperback); ISBN 978-621-96454-1-6|