The Office of Research and Development Services headed by its new director, Dr. Ryan V. Dio, conducted on May 25 the 1st Bi-Annual In-House Review of completed, on-going and proposed R & D projects and posters presentations. The theme was “Achieving Quality Higher Education and the ASEAN Integration Through Multidisciplinary Research.” 13 studies were presented in the education-socioeconomic category and 6 in the AFNR & ICT (agriculture, fisheries and natural resources; information and communication technology). And 6 expert panelists – Dr. Ruby L. Leander (SSC retired faculty), DepEd Sup. Dr. Danilo E. Despi, DOST Prov. S & T Director Engr. Emmanuel Guim, Mr. Nestor Nava of Dept. of Agriculture, Dr. Susan S. Janer and Mr. Michael John A. Jamora of SSC – evaluated these output. After the deliberations in the 1st category, a study from Education Dept. – Sor. City won 1st; 2nd from Technology Dept. – Sor. City; and a tie for 3rd from Bulan and Magallanes campus. For AFNR, Bulan campus researchers won 1st. The 2nd review this year is scheduled this coming October.