Regional Health Research System (RHRS)

The regions are at the helm of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS). The PNHRS framework is mirrored in all the regions of the country, forming a network of regional research consortia. The consortium set-up varies depending on the culture and resources of the region. Each regional health research system addresses concerns relating to its health research agenda, development of human resource, conduct of research, dissemination and utilization of research results, resource mobilization, leadership and management.

Regional Health Research and Development Consortia

Region  Consortium Name / Year Established Chair
NCR Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC)
1984
DR. CARMENCITA PADILLA Chancellor University of the Philippines Manila
CAR Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC)
 2008
DR. DEMETRIO P. ANDUYAN JR.
Director IV
CHED-CAR
1 Region I Health Research and
Development Consortium (R1HRDC)
1989
DR. MARIA LOURDES K. OTAYZA
Medical Center Chief
Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center
2 Cagayan Valley Health Research and Development Consortium (CVHRDC)
2006
DR. TERESITA A. TABAOG OIC-Office of the Regional Director
Department of Science and Technology- Regional Office No. 2
3 Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC)
2008
JULIUS CAESAR V. SICAT, Ph.D., CESO III
Regional Director
Department of Science and Technology – Regional Office No. 3
4A Health Research and Development Consortium Region-IV (HRDCR-IV)
2008
DR. MELCHOR VICTOR G. FRIAS
Vice Chancellor for Research
De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
4B MIMAROPA Health Research and Development Consortium (MHRDC)
2010
DR. MERIAN C. MANI
Chair, MHRDC and 
President, Romblon State University
5 Bicol Consortium for  Health Research and Development (BCHRD)
2007
DR. ARNULFO M. MASCARIÑAS
 SUC IV President
Bicol University
6 Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC)
1986
DR. EMILIA P. MONICIMPO
Regional Director
DOH-CHD Western Visayas
7 Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD)
1987
DR. ENRICO B. GRUET
Dean of College of Medicine,
Cebu Doctors’ University
8 Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC)
1982
EXUPERIA B. SABALBERINO, MD, MPH, CESe
OIC-Director IV 
Regional Director
DOH Center for Health Development- Region 8
9 Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research Development (ZCHRD)
2007
DR. CHONA Q. SARMIENTO
University Professor
Western Mindanao State University
10 Northern Mindanao Consortium for Health Research and Development (NorMinCoHRD)
2008
ALFONSO P. ALAMBAN, CESO III
Regional Director
Department of Science and Technology- Regional Office No. 10
11 Region XI Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC-XI)
 1985
DR. WARLITO C. VICENTE
Dean, School of Medicine
Brokenshire College
12 Health Research and Development Consortium-XII (HRDC-XII)
2007
ENGR. SAMMY P. MALAWAN, CESE
Regional Director
Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 12
CARAGA CARAGA Health Research and Development Consortium (CHRDC)
2008
DR. CESAR C. CASSION
Regional Director
DOH Center for Health Development- Caraga
BARMM BARMM Health Research and Development Consortium
2007
ENGR. AIDA M. SILONGAN, MAPD
Minister
Ministry of Science and Technology – BARMM
Skip to content