Last October 14-17, the Research Utilization (RU) Committee of the Bangsamoro Health Research and Development Consortium of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BHRDC-BARMM) actively participated during the strategic planning for the upcoming year 2020 at Casa Blanca Suites in Legazpi City, Albay. The activity was aimed at consolidating and reviewing health research utilization efforts for the past year as part of accomplishment report as well as harmonizing RU strategies across the regions. It was attended by the different Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDC) across the country with RU Bicol as host region.

According to Dr. Michael Macion, BARMM-HRDC RU Chair from Datu Blah T. Sinsuat District Hospital, the event also became an avenue for all the RU committee people to know each other better and improve working relationship as a result. He also said that it was worth sharing ideas and work on the good practices that have been in place already. Moreover, ‘we also had discussions on problems encountered along the way’, Dr. Macion noted.

BHRDC is part of the continuing commitment of the BARMM government through the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST-BARMM) under the leadership of Engr. Aida M. Silongan to pursue its Research and Development agenda especially on the aspect of health research programs.