The RDSO envisions to contribute to the upliftment of man’s living conditions encompassing his well-being and environment through research and development services.

The RDSO is committed to respond, undertake and promote scientific researches in industrial technology, agro-based industries, education, engineering, humanities, science and arts needed for the development and progress of Pampanga and its environs.

  • Promotion and development of new knowledge in science and technology among the various Colleges of the University;
  • Extension of developed new knowledge and technologies for improving the quality of life in areas served by the University; and
  • Creation of a proactive and productive research culture that encourages the conduct of scientific and scholarly research
  • Commercialization of completed Research and Development projects. 
  • Reinforcement of DHVTSU linkages through timely and relevant Research and Development programs.
  • To set the research and development directions and structure along science and technology;
  • To develop the research capabilities of faculty members;
  • To establish research linkages for funding assistance;
  • To utilize resources in all colleges/campuses of the University for production, income-generation, and self-sustenance;
  • To strengthen the existing curricular programs through student and faculty researches;
  • To extend developed knowledge and technologies to industries and rural communities; and
  • To undertake research studies based on the University Research and Development Agenda, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Priority Research Area, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Research and Development Priority Agenda, and others.

Programs & Services Strategies

Propelled by the University's vision, mission, goals, and objectives, the RDSO seeks to accomplish its own vision-mission, goals and objectives by employing the following strategies:
  • Formulate, implement, monitor, and reformulate the Research and Development Agenda;
  • Conduct continuous orientation, training, and seminar/workshops on research for faculty and students;
  • Work out technical and funding assistance from the DOST, CHED and other local and foreign agencies;
  • Use research outputs for production and income- generating projects to generate additional income for the University;
  • Serve as a clearing house of salient research findings and information for dissemination to both internal and external users;
  • Transfer developed technologies through trainings and seminar workshops to communities and industries;
  • Commercialize matured technologies;

URET Research Policies

University Research Extension & Training (URET) is the core coordinating body in monitoring & evaluating the implementation of the various research, extension & training programs & projects. It enlists the assistance of technical experts when & where necessary.

All researches & trainings conducted by faculty & students should conform with the university thrusts geared toward government priority projects 

Specifically, the RDSO tries to be effective & efficient in the management of its research activities: vis-à-vis:
  • reflective & responsive to the development needs & objectives of the university in its service areas;
  • identify specific research programs & activities based on identified priorities, such as:
    1. Alternative Source of Energy
    2. Bio-Tech Products
    3. Metals and Engineering
    4. Information and Communication
    5. Curriculum Development
    6. Cultural Development and Preservation
  • all research undertakings should compliment research initiatives of other agencies;
    (i.e. DOST, CLIERDEC, CHED etc.)
  • implement monitoring of research programs;
  • evaluate, recommend and support research outputs dissemination.

DHVSU Priority Research Agenda

The research agenda are based on the priority areas of the CHED-NHERA 2 (2009-2018), Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022), Research and Development, and Extension Agenda and Programs (RDEAP 2016-2022, Department of Agriculture), DOST Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (2017-2022), and Philippine National Health Research System Agenda (2017-2022).  

It is stated on page 10 of the University Research Manual (2019 Revision) that each college/campus/unit is encouraged to submit research proposals congruent, but not limited, to the following priority research areas and topics:

  1. Education and Pedagogy - Program/Curricular Studies in Higher Education, Policy-Oriented Studies, Tracer Study;
  2. Health Science and Allied Medical Science -Policy-Oriented Studies, Food Safety and Security;
  3. Hospitality, Tourism, Business, and Management - Policy-Oriented Studies, Manpower Demand/Tracer Study, Quality Assurance System, Business/Enterprise Development;
  4. Technology, Engineering and Architecture - Renewable Energy Source, Pollution Control and Environment, Climate Change Mitigation and Disaster Risk Management, Materials Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Policy-Oriented Studies; and
  5. Social Science and Humanities - Cultural Development and Preservation, Policy-Oriented Studies, Sports and Wellness Development, Gender and Development.

RDS Staff

Engr. Ranie B. Canlas, MSCpE

Vice President for Research, Extension Services and Training


Dr. Robin B. Dimla

Director, Research and Development Services


Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Research Center

Research Center Manager: Engr. Anna Liza Nacion

Humanities, Education, Management and Social Sciences (HEMSS) Research Center

Research Center Manager: Mrs. Dynah D. Soriano


RDSO Technical Writers: Mrs. Jocelyn Y. Arrozal
  Ms. Veata Monina C. Santos



Mr. Aldrin D. Parico

Senior High School

Mr. Mike Haizon M. David

College of Hospitality Management

Mr. Plato B. Mercado

Laboratory High School

Dr. Adriano B. Singian

College of Industrial Technology

Dr. Elizabeth W. Santos

College of Education

Prof. Julieta Umali

College of Computing Studies

Engr. Anthony S. Tolentino

College of Engineering and Architecture

Mrs. Maria Caroline D. Galang

Mexico Campus

Engr. Diana Inla C. Salonga

College of Engineering and Architecture

Ms. Baby Alexis F. Awat

Sto Tomas Campus

Ms. Sherna G. Bangalan

College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Dr. Eduardo D. Cusipag

Porac Campus

Ms. Maria Cristina Medina

Lubao Campus

Mrs. Maricel Supan

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Rowina M. Twano

College of Business Studies

Dr. Robin B. Dimla

Graduate School


Research Specialists

Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Research Center 

Science Specialist

Ms. Ditas Agnes T. Sotto

Engineering Specialist

Engr. Patrick Sta Maria
(Mechanical Engineering)

Engr. Anna Liza Nacion
(Industrial Engineering)

Engr. Miriam Villanueva
(Civil Engineering)

Engr. Alma Tangcuangco
(Electrical Engineering)

Engr. Jerwin Deysolong
(Chemical Engineering)

Engr. May Layson
(Electronics Engineering)

Architecture Specialist

Arch. Harold Magpayo

Industrial Technology Specialist

Prof. Regino Puno
(Electrical Technology)

Mr. Arnel Gutierrez
(Automotive Technology)

Information Technology

Ms. Nadine Alibutod
(Information Technology)

Dr. Aileen De Leon
(Information Technology)

Humanities, Education, Management and Social Sciences (HEMSS) Research Center

Education Specialist

Dr. Jeanne Galura
(Professional Education)

Mrs. Dolores Mallari
(Professional Education)

Mr Julius Caezar Tolentino
(Physical Education)

Language/ Literary Specialist

Mrs. Joyce Ann Tolentino
(Language/ Creative Writing)

Dr. Mark Joseph Layug
(Literary Research)

Mathematics Specialist

Ms. Josephine Luz De Leon

Social Science Specialist

Ms. Sherna Bangalan

Dr. Catherine Galang
(Social Science)


Dr. Antonette Guintu

Mrs. Juris Ponio


Major Accomplishments