Our Research

The Thomasian Research Excellence and Engagement (TREE)

Research Interest Groups (RIGS)

Our Funded Projects


  • Improvements of the Egg Vending Machine as a Commercial Model (Lead: Ronaldo R. Cabauatan, PhD)
  • Healing Interventions from Local Traditions: A Program to Implement a National Standard (HILOT-PINAS) (Lead: Florence C. Navidad EDD, MSMT, RMT, RN)
  • Siquijor Island Conservation and Restoration: Toward a Regenerative Ecotourism Destination (Lead: Moises Norman Z. Garcia)
  • Capacity-Building Program on Implementation Research for PhilHealth Regional Offices and Technical Staff in PhilHealth Head Office: Local Evidence to Advance Decisions (LEAD) (Lead: Prof. Crislee M. Torio, PhD)
  • The National Catechetical Study (NCS) 2021: Pastoral Action Research and Intervention (PARI) Project Extension – Synodality Enriching Evangelization Design (SEED) Catechetical Module-Making Workshops (CMW) (Lead: Clarence M. Batan, PhD)

Our publications


Andalecio, A.B.P, Avecillar, J.E.V., Cedeno, F.J.C., Maria, M.K., Millevo, M.C.T. & Sanchez, Z.C. (2024). Breaking down employment barriers for PWDs: Disability inclusion in the Philippine hospitality industry. Journal of Tourism, Culinary, and Entrepreneurship, 4(1), 1-16.https://doi.org/10.37715/jtce.v4i1.3529


Andalecio, A.B.P. (2024). Public policy analysis in the tourism security of Romblon, the Philippines: Potentials, challenges, issues, and constraints of a multi-islands province. Journal of Tourism, Culinary, and Entrepreneurship, 4(1), 77-118. https://doi.org/10.37715/jtce.v4i1.4483


Bandojo, A.J.P., Etrata, A. (LA), Bonifacio, R.A., Baui, A.F., & Uy, M.Y.T. (2024). Generation Z’s Purchasing Intention of Cruelty-free Cosmetic Products: The Moderating Roles of Environmental and Animal Welfare Concerns. International Business Education Journal, 17(1), 118-132. https://doi.org/10.37134/ibej.Vol17.1.10.2024


Bernal, A. M. R., Samson, C. C., Aglugub, F. N. B., Quirao, G. M. K., Capulong, K. P. B., Santos, P. C. B., & Mercado, J. M. T. (2024). Pamanang Haraya (Inherited Vision): a videographic manifest content analysis of Philippine Local Government Units’ (LGUs) tourism practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2023.2299987


Bernardo, A.S. & Corcuera, J.K. (2024). On-Air, Off-Balance: Detecting and Examining Media Biases in Filipino Sportscasting. Linguistics Initiative Online, 4(1), 88-120. https://doi.org/10.53696/27753719.41142


Bernardo, A.S. (2024). The position of languages in the schoolscape: the case of the oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia. Pedagogy Culture and Society, 97-124. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2021.2012240


Chuajap, J.P.P., Diamante, R.M.C., Donguez, A.G.S., Metrillo, F.D., Miralles, C.O.,  Quicio, R.V.C., Mactal, R.D., & Mercado, J.M.T. (2024) “Santuario (Shrines): The Sustainable Religious Tourism Management of Selected Philippine Congregation-managed Marian Shrines,” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 11(6). https://doi.org/10.21427/YP15-GP46


De Guzman, A. B., De Castro, B., & Adamos, J. L. (2024). Locating Filipino social studies teachers’ preferred positionality, reasons, and practices in the teaching of controversial public issues. Journal of Education for Teaching, 50(1), 20–32. https://doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2022.2152655


Hernandez, P. J. S., Alejandria, M. C. P., Guiang, R. S., Bergado-Timbangcaya, A. P., Taypa, J. S., Bengwasan, P. D., Sazon-de Chavez, Ma. F., Alipao, F. A., Quan-Nalus, M. A., Sandoval, E. C., Naboa, G. A., Fernandez, N. S., Tumaneng, D., Casimiro, K. M., Gibe, J. A., Alejandria, M. A. C., Luzano, J. G., & Generalao, J. (2024). Guidance counselors on COVID-19 experiences: Distance education successes and challenges. JANZSSA – Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.30688/janzssa.2024-1-02


Joaquin Y. Buenviaje, M., Castillo, K. R. M., Landicho, K. L. B., Lobo, F. B. D., Mendoza, L. L., & De Guzman, A. B. (2024). Honeymoon tourists’ online representation of tagged locations in Bali, Indonesia. Anatolia, 35(1), 123–134. https://doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2022.2145571


Mandigma, B. S., & Omeir, A. A. (2024). An analysis of the financial and non-financial environmental disclosures of selected environmentally sensitive Philippine publicly listed companies. The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 20(1), 43-71. http://doi.org/10.18848/2325-1077/CGP/v20i01/43-71


Manalo, R.A., Fernandez, R.R., & Uy, C. (LA) (2024). Exploring the Efficacy of Digital Meme Marketing Campaigns in Generating Leads within the Generation Z Demographic. Journal of Computational Innovation and Analytics, 3(1), 37-59. https://doi.org/10.32890/jcia2024.3.1.3


Manalo, R.A, Bayona, S.P. & Uy, Chin (LA) (2024). Determinants of Saving Behavior of Working Professionals: An Intergenerational Perspective. Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, 13(2), 372-390. https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=a4pRDWgAAAAJ&sortby=pubdate&citation_for_view=a4pRDWgAAAAJ:UebtZRa9Y70C


Mandigma, M.B.S. & Prieto, F.U. (LA) (2024). Reliance of Banks/Loan Officers on the Audit Quality of Sole Practitioners: A Mixed Method Approach. Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, 13(1), 124-143. https://www.proquest.com/openview/af5282683a273e4d1cea407ac376680e/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2032316


Mandigma, M.B.S., Omeir, A.A.M. (GS) & Empleo, P. (LA) (2024). Environmental Disclosures of Selected Publicly Listed Companies in the Philippines.  Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, 13(1), 203-221. https://www.proquest.com/openview/cd8553df9ab1e666462ca93ffdedb44c/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2032316


Manalo, R.A, Bayona, S.P. & Uy, Chin (LA) (2024). Factors Affecting Financial Well-being of Filipino Basic Education Teachers: A Structural Equation Model. Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, 13(2), 123-141. https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=a4pRDWgAAAAJ&sortby=pubdate&citation_for_view=a4pRDWgAAAAJ:Se3iqnhoufwC


Mesana, J. C. B., De Guzman, A. B., Valencia, C. Q., & Basister, J. P. C. (2024). Mapping online viewers’ social and non-social emotions using the lens of watching UNESCO cultural heritage sites’ travel vlogs. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2024.2327433


Reyes, M.E.S., Amoranto, E.X.M., Castillo, A.A.T, Co, A.M.F.DG., Largoza, M.E.F.M., Romulo, J.I.I., Soriano, B.M.A., Aganan, J.B., Urban, R. & Zsila, A. (2024). Religiosity: Its Link to Filipinos’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Transgender Individuals. North American Journal of Psychology, 26(1), 1-28. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Agnes-Zsila/publication/378746407_Religiosity_Its_Link_to_Filipinos’_Knowledge_Attitudes_and_Beliefs_about_Transgender_Individuals/links/65e83be5adf2362b637ab8fb/Religiosity-Its-Link-to-Filipinos-Knowledge-Attitudes-and-Beliefs-about-Transgender-Individuals.pdf


Pacquing, M.C.T., Reyes, M.E.S., Barroga, P.A.B., Bracino, H.A., Danseco, A.R.P., Garcia, J.A.A., Ventura, D.C. & Cuambot, J.I.V. (2024). Ok, ba Ako? LGBTQ Filipino Emerging Adults’ Mental Health Amidst the Pandemic. North American Journal of Psychology, 26(1),139. https://openurl.ebsco.com/EPDB%3Agcd%3A11%3A2926811/detailv2?sid=ebsco%3Aplink%3Ascholar&id=ebsco%3Agcd%3A175627619&crl=c


Clorina, R.M.D.S., Delariarte, C.F. & Reyes, M.E.S. Religious and Spiritual Struggles in Psychotherapy: A Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences of Filipino Secular Psychotherapists in the Philippines. Int J Adv Counselling (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-024-09550-7

Tio Cuison, M. C. A., & De Guzman, A. B. (2024). Segmenting tourism graduates’ perceived utility of occupational competence and job change intention. Anatolia, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2024.2320717


Tenedero, P. P. P. (2024). The discursive construction of internationalisation in Philippine Catholic university websites. International Studies in Catholic Education, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/19422539.2024.2320668


Tupas, R. & Tarrayo, V.N. (2024).The violence of literature review and the imperative to ask new questions. Applied Linguistics Review, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2024-0014





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