SINAYA Hold Online Workshop on Journal Publication
The Editorial Board members of SINAYA Philippine Journal for Senior High School Teachers and Students participated in an online workshop on journal publication, dubbed ‘Pasinaya,’ held November 28, 2020 via Zoom.
The workshop commenced with opening ceremonies which featured a welcome address by De La Salle Lipa Integrated School principal, Ms. Haidee Angeles; inspirational address by De La Salle Santiago Zobel School President, Br. Bernard Oca, FSC; and a challenge to the Editorial Board members by the De La Salle University Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Acd. Raymond Girard Tan.
In her welcome address, Ms. Haidee Angeles said “the birth of SINAYA is really very providential because it brings forth a renewed commitment to continue fueling the flame of the mission that our founder has started, that is to provide human and Christian education for all.” Ms. Angeles likewise expressed that synergizing the lofty endeavors of De La Salle Philippines schools has always been part of the agenda of the principals’ forum; and in fact, during their last forum in Cebu before the lockdown was declared on March 16, 2020, they were talking about connectedness among Lasallian siblings. But sadly, the unprecedented challenges brought about by the pandemic have resulted in the cancellation of the many plans that they have had including the holding of the forum itself.
Meanwhile, Br. Bernard Oca, FSC emphasized that “this project will highlight the essential role of building a culture of research in basic education and will promote collaboration between teachers and students.” He even reiterated that gone are the days that students are just dependent on knowledge that comes from the past. Moreover, Br. Bernard added that “today, we challenge our students together with ourselves, that we are also lifelong learners; we generate new knowledge that has a correlation with the development of our country and the transformation of our society that will truly give social impact and find solutions to problems that arise.”
As he threw down a challenge to the SINAYA Editorial Board members, Acd. Raymond Girard Tan prompted the former to view the journal not just as an avenue for research dissemination but as an educational tool both for themselves and for the students.
The workshop proper consisted of three sessions. The first session covered the overview on research, journal publication, and impact to society. This was facilitated by the DLSU – University Research Coordination Office Director, Dr. Feorillo Demeterio III. The second session zeroed in on journal operations which was facilitated by the Associate Editor of KRITIKE, Dr. Roland Theuas Pada of the University of Sto. Tomas. The third session was focused on future accreditations. This was facilitated by DLSU Publishing House Associate Publisher, Dr. Jose Isagani Janairo.
DLSU Integrated School principal, Mr. Raymund Endriga capped off the workshop with his closing remarks.