Amb. Roberto Mayorga (3rd from right), Dario Pagcaliwagan of LGFI (rightmost) and the leaders of the partner communities of DLSU-Manila with Prof. Darren Dumaop (4th from right) and the student researchers during the presentation of the studyThe De La Salle University Psychology Department led by the class of Prof. Darren Dumaop presented the results of their field research as part of the academic sector’s collaboration with he Calidad Humana movement.
The research was conducted with partner communities in Lian, Batangas by college students for their Sikolohiyang Pilipino subject. Their findings suggest that Calidad Humana brings about positive outcomes to individuals and societies most of the time; however, there are some challenges to be addressed, such as setting and clarifying expectations when people extend help. The recommendation is to reinforce teaching the kapwa behavior in schools.
Amb. Roberto Mayorga commended the work of the students and Dumaop and said he looks forward to more activities that support the significance of preserving Calidad Humana in future generations. Dario Pagcaliwagan of Lopez Group Foundation Inc., meanwhile, noted that such researches can be duplicated in other universities locally and internationally as it offers a vivid picture of unique Filipino qualities and explains them scientifically with a strong academic foundation.
Dumaop is one of the seven academic authors who contributed to “Calidad Humana: Sharing the Filipino Spirit,” the first book on Calidad Humana which was published by Energy Development Corporation in 2015. (Story/Photo by: Jared Echevarria)