The RDSO envisions to be the center for knowledge-generation and technology development in the region toward the improvement of the individual’s living condition globally.


The RDSO is committed to undertake and promote relevant scientific researches in Science, Technology, Education, Engineering, Humanities, and the Arts needed for the development and progress of the university and its beneficiary communities.


  • Development, utilization and promotion of new knowledge in Science, Technology, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Arts and other fields among the university’s colleges and campuses ;
  • Effective transfer of the newly developed knowledge and technologies in improving the quality of life in areas that it serves;
  • Creation of a progressive research culture, which encourages scholarly and scientific researches;
  • Intellectual property application, registration and commercialization of completed R & D projects; and
  • Reinforcement of DHVSU linkages through timely and relevant research and development programs.


  • To set the R & D directions and structure toward science and technology;
  • To develop the research capabilities of faculty members;
  • To establish research linkages for funding assistance;
  • To utilize resources in all the colleges and campuses of the University for production, income-generation, and sustainability;
  • To strengthen the existing curricular programs through student and faculty researches;
  • To effectively transfer developed knowledge and matured technologies to industries and rural communities; and
  • To undertake research studies based on the R & D Agenda of the University , Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ,
  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and other government agencies/institutions.

Programs and Service Strategies

Programs and Service Strategies

The RDSO seeks to accomplish its own vision, mission,   goals and objectives   by employing the following strategies:

  • Formulate, implement, monitor, and evaluate the university R & D agenda;
  • Set the standard format for research writing across disciplines in compliance with the internationally accepted publishable style;
  • Conduct continuous orientations,   trainings, seminar-workshops and other research related capability-building activities  for faculty, personnel and  students;
  • Source out technical and funding assistance from DOST, CHED and  other  local and  foreign agencies;
  • Utilize research outputs for  production and  income- generating projects  for the university;
  • Strengthen the research review process to improve research outputs for dissemination to end users;
  • Transfer developed knowledge and matured technologies to the university and its beneficiary communities;
  • Facilitate publication, patent and/or copyright of completed researches.

RDSO Personnel

Research and Development Services Office

Director:                                 Dr. Robin B. Dimla

Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Research Center

Research Center Manager:                                    Engr. Alma L. Tnagcuangco


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

Research Center Manager:                                    Mrs. Dynah D. Soriano

 RDSO Technical Writers:                                        Mrs. Jocelyn Y. Arrozal
                                                                                Ms. Kyle Diana R. Manio


Mr. Aldrin D. Parico
Senior High School

Mr. Plato B. Mercado
Laboratory High School 

Dr. Josephine Luz. D. Pineda
College of Education

Engr. Dorothy Joy M. Tongol
College of Engineering and Architecture

Engr. Armie C. Tolentino
College of Engineering and Architecture

Ms. Rosalie G. Larin
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Ms. Maria Cristina Medina
Lubao Campus

Dr. Rowina M. Twano
College of Business Studies

Mr. Mike Haizon M. David
College of Hospitality Management

Dr. Jeane C. Galura
College of Industrial Technology

Prof. Julieta Umali
College of Computing Studies

Ms. Marife M. Malonzo
Mexico Campus

Ms. Baby Alexis F. Awat
Sto Tomas Campus

Dr. Myla L. Isip
Porac Campus

Mrs. Maricel Supan
College of Arts and Sciences

Mrs. Dynah D. Soriano
Graduate School


Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Research Center


Science Specialist
Ms. Ditas Agnes T. Sotto (Science)

Engineering Specialist
Engr. Rafael P. delos Santos (Mechanical Engineering)

Engr. Anna Liza Nacion (Industrial Engineering)
Engr. Miriam Villanueva (Civil Engineering)
Engr. Alma Tangcuangco (Electrical Engineering)
Engr. May Layson (Electronics Engineering)

Architecture Specialist
Arch. Harold Magpayo (Architecture)

Industrial Technology Specialist
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. Grace Mendoza (Professional Education)

Dr. Analyn Buan (Professional Education)
Mr Julius Caezar Tolentino (Physical Education)

Language/ Literary Specialist
Mrs. Joyce Ann Tolentino (Language/ Creative Writing)

Dr. Mark Joseph Layug (Literary Research)

Social Science Specialist
Ms. Quincy Tanchueco (Psychology)

Dr. Catherine Danganan (Social Science)

Dr. Antonette Guintu (Management)

Mrs. Juris Ponio (Management)


Gender and Development
Dr. Vanessa Sibug

DHVSU Priority Research Agenda

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

  • Education and Pedagogy - Program/Curricular Studies in Higher Education, Policy-Oriented Studies, Tracer Study;
  • Health Science and Allied Medical Science -Policy-Oriented Studies, Food Safety and Security;
  • Hospitality, Tourism, Business, and Management - Policy-Oriented Studies, Manpower Demand/Tracer Study, Quality Assurance System, Business/Enterprise Development;
  • 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
  • Social Science and Humanities - Cultural Development and Preservation, Policy-Oriented Studies, Sports and Wellness Development, Gender and Development.