There is no doubt that research is one of the pillars of education, alongside instruction and community services. Through research, we can gather new knowledge and information for the enhancement of intellectual understanding and guide in decision-making abilities.
The Colegio’s efforts in research are focused on the Letran Center for Intramuros Studies (LCIS) and the different research undertakings by the Letran community.
Letran Research Center is responsible in providing quality researches and publications to intensify the research culture of the Colegio.
Along with its mission to become the torch of light and knowledge, the center aims to:
- Push the frontiers of knowledge across the identified higher education disciplines in the country;
- Enhance the research capability of the members of the institution;
- Provide accurate and updated information to academic departments regarding responsive and relevant program of studies;
- Promote professional growth through research.
We, the Letran Research Center, commit to develop a culture of research through the enhancement of the capability of every member of the institution to become a community of professionals of just decisions in the face of social predicament guided by the Dominican charism.
The Letran Research Center envisions being in the forefront of scholarly researches in the Philippines recognized in the international academic community.
1.To support the Letran Center for Intramuros Studies (LCIS) in the production of historical and cultural studies;
2.To enhance the research skills of every member of the Colegio through training and workshops;
3.To provide funding and assistance in research endeavors of the members of the institution;
4.To disseminate new and valuable knowledge arising from quality researches through publication; and
5.To establish local and international linkages through collaboration and paper presentation.
Educational Management Survey (EMS)
Assessing the assistance given by service-oriented departments in the Colegio is the primary concern of the EMS. The Center determines the perception of the clients as it is the most vital input in understanding how they deal with them.
It involves careful and systematic investigation undertaken to discover or establish facts that will be relevant for decision making in both institutional and department levels of the school.
Research Financing Program
A. Faculty Research Program (FRP)
B. Administrators and Non-Academic Personnel Research Program (ANRP)
Research Conferences, Trainings and Workshops
The Letran Research Center invites speakers and gives in-house seminars and trainings as well as conferences for the faculty and non-teaching personnel. All of these undertakings support the objective of the department of strengthening the research capability of the stakeholders of the Colegio.
Research Colloquia and Conferences
The Letran Research Center regularly conducts research colloquia and conferences for the students, faculty members, administrators and non-teaching personnel. These activities aim to create an opportunity for stakeholders to share the results of their research endeavors.
The following researchers were published from 2007 to 2010.
Second Semester S.Y. 2010-2011
- Tensions and Achievements: Filipino Linguistic Politeness that Lead to Manifestations of Language Power in the Spoken Discourse of Filipino Professors during Academic Consultations by Asst. Prof. Jonalou Labor
- “Ito ang Libro Ko”: Hulwarang Worktext Tungo sa Paglinang ng Tunay na Akademikong Filipino sa Antas ng Kolehiyo by Prof. Amur Mayor
- Unlocking the Mystery of Capital in the Philippines: A Case Study on Property Rights and Capital Accumulation by Asst. Prof. Mark Anthony Velasco.
- The Multidimensional Construct of the Aging Filipino Catholics’ Attitude Towards Religious Commitment by Asst. Prof. Perpetuo Quintua
Summer, S.Y. 2009-2010
- The Emergence of the Filipino Native Clergy in the Surroundings of the Intramuros and San Juan de Letran by Asst. Prof. Rosauro Encinas
- A note on the 19th Century Educational Policies and Provisions in Intramuros by Asst. Prof. Perpetuo Quintua
Second Semester, SY 2009-2010
- Revolutionary Verses: A Critical Analysis of the Avant Garde Poems of Rolando S. Tinio by Asst. Prof. James Fajarito
- Todos los Santos de Intramuros: A Survey of the Saints, Venerables and Martyrs who lived in Intramuros by Asst. Prof. Jerry Imbong
- A Journey of a Letranite: the Legacy of a National Artist: Analysis of the Letran Writings of Rolando S. Tinio by Asst. Prof. Ma. Eloisa Reyes
First Semester, SY 2009-2010
- Extent of Readiness of CSJL to Adapt the Concept of Total Quality Management by Asst. Prof. Luisa Porciuncula
- Attitudes of CBAA Students in Career Sales of CSJL- Manila by Asst. Prof. Ramon Marticio
- The Philosophy of Education of Manuel L. Quezon : An Hermeneutics of Appreciation Using Aristotlean-Thomistic Virtue Ethics by Asst. Prof. Jerry Imbong
- The Evolution of Intramuros as Gated Community by Asst. Prof. Louie Benedict Ignacio
- Perceived Outcome of Four-day-work Schedule among the Collegiate Faculty of Letran by Asst. Prof. Leticia Del Rosario
- Mapping Poverty in Intramuros by Asst. Prof. Joan Dilig
- Effectiveness of Celebrity-Endorsed Advertisements by Asst. Prof. Benedict David
- Deconstructing Senator Trillanes; The Jailed Legislator by Asst. Prof. Jo- Shancy Bermudez
- Perceived Effects of Monetary Benefits to Performance of Faculty Members of CSJL by Prof. Mary Rosaleen Agaton
Second Semester, SY 2008-2009
- Perception on Pre-Marital Sex a Correlate to Adolescents’ Concept of Marriage by Ronel Jimenez
Summer, SY 2008-2009
- The Rice Crisis in the Philippines by Asst. Prof Jomar Mendoza
First Semester, SY 2007-2008
- Rediscovering Borderlines: A Proposal to Create a Database for the Establishment of Letran Center for Intramuros Studies (LCIS) by Asst. Prof. Manuel Zamora, Jr.
Research grantees, on the other hand, were given assistance and proper recognition:
Academic and Non-Teaching Research Program
1. Christopher Hernandez - Guidance and the Filipino Youth-in-Conflict with the Law
2. Rommuel Joseph Ong- The Effects of Logotherapy on the Depression Level of Selected Freshmen College Students of Colegio de San Juan de Letran
3. Vincent Altez- Some Frontiers in the Mean Residual Life Function and Marcov Chain Monte Carlo Stimulation
4. Wilma Porteza- An Assessment of Work Ethic of Academic Librarians of Four Institutions of Higher Learning in Intramuros Manila: Basis for Staff Development Program
Faculty Research Program
1. Armida Abad- An Assessment of the Home Study Program: A Basis For Enrichment
2. Louie Ian Mariano- Bisorption of Camium (II) Ions by Boiled Peanut Shells
The Research Center finalized and distributed research topics for the use of the graduating students. They have been given assistance related to the conduct of their theses, particularly in the process of topic selection, title formulation, statistical treatment and formulation of conceptual framework. Research Manual was introduced and developed for students and for employees, to serve as a reference for a unified format.
Criteria for Certification of Statisticians
Full time/Part time faculty members of the Colegio and other institutions shall be eligible to apply for certification as Statisticians provided they satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
- Must have completed a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or other relevant fields.
- Must have completed all academic requirements for a master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or other relevant fields.
- Must have completed at least 36 hours of Basic Statistical training within the past 5 years.
Furthermore, faculty members applying for certification should be knowledgeable in at least one of the following statistical softwares:
- Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
*Application form is available at the Center.
*Applicants must submit photocopies of the required documents/certificates to the Center for accreditation.
Letran Center for Intramuros Studies
Letran Center for Intramuros Studies
In keeping with the Colegio’s commitment to the formation of integral human persons, the LCIS was formally launched last July 3, 2008, coinciding with the holding of the 1st Letran Day for Intramuros. The LCIS serves as the lead-agent for the Letran Community to be engaged in the development of Intramuros. A unique feature and plan for the Center is the database in which significant information (chronology, images, articles and references) is stored and made available for exchange.
The activities began with a photo exhibit of old Letran photographs and published several researches in the journal Luz Y Saber: “Rediscovering Intramuros Border Lines,” a proposal to create a database for LCIS by Asst. Prof. Manuel Zamora, Jr.; “A Part to Remember, A Community in Memory” by Anna Maria Harper; “Narrating Intramuros, Telling the Story of Our Past” by Dr. Jose Victor Z. Torres; “Manuel L. Quezon : His Philosophy of Education” by Asst. Prof. Jerry Imbong; and “Intramuros: An Introduction to the History of the Walls” by Asst. Prof. Louie Benedict Ignacio.
Other than the aforementioned, there were published / unpublished
• Hayaan Mong Mangusap ang Muog: A Gadamerian Reading of Letran’s Old
• Letran and Intramuros: A Collection of Images
• Dancing with the Galleons: Preserving Intramuros Heritage through a Dance
• Iyo Quiero Estudiar en Intramuros! Challenges and Initiatives Affecting
Student Life in Intramuros
• Todos los Santos en Intramuros: A Survey of Saints, Martyrs and Blessed who
Lived in Intramuros
• Personal Whistles: The Link Between the Life of Rolando S. Tinio and his
Anthology of Poems, “Sitsit sa Kuliglig”
• Legacy of a National Artist: The Letran Writings of Rolando S. Tinio
• The Emergence of Filipino Native Clergy in the Surroundings of Intramuros
and San Juan de Letran
• A Note on the 19th Century Educational Policies and Provisions in Intramuros
Letran found its place in cultural studies by focusing on its rich tradition and the trappings that lie inside and beyond the walls of historic Walled City. With this, the Center maintained collaborative linkage with seven schools, colleges, and universities, 10 professional organizations and 11 archives, libraries, and museums. The Center also hosted the Manila Studies Association Conference 2010 wherein two Letran papers were presented.