An instructor of Foundation University College of Arts and Science is set to present his research work on local governance at two conferences to be held in separate dates and venues within the country.


Mick Ian Cornelia, a faculty member handling Political Science and History subjects, will talk on the research outcomes of his paper entitled, “Problems Encountered by The Barangay Officials in the Delivery of the Devolved Basic Services in Relation to their Performance.”


Cornelia’s paper was approved for inclusion as part of the series of presentations at the 3rd Recoletos International Research Congress from March 4 to 6 at University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City and for the 2019 Philippine Political Science Association International Conference on “Rethinking Liberal Democracy” from April 25-26 in Clark Field Angeles City, Pampanga.


The research was aimed to examine the extent of the problems encountered by the barangay officials in the delivery of basic services in relation to their performance. The areas of concern were as follows: health and sanitation, public works and basic social welfare services.


This said research work covered four barangays in the Municipality of Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental and the data gathering was conducted among barangay officials, 100 individuals from the academic and religious sectors and the constituents of the said locality.


Foundation University acknowledges the value of research that is relevant to the need of the society especially in the aspect of good governance as an essential factor towards nation-building.