Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

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Center for Strategic Research, Creativity, & Intellectual Property (CSRCIP)


The Center for Strategic Research, Creativity, & Intellectual Property (CSRCIP) is an institutional coordinating center for strategic research in Miriam College. It develops and implements policies, programs, and projects to foster research scholarship and genuine intellectual inquiry across the different academic units that are consistent with the school’s institutional research agenda.

It aims to strengthen the research culture among the members of the Miriam College community to expand the frontiers of knowledge for improved teaching and learning and academic quality management and beyond this contribute to the attainment of national development goals through the conduct of relevant and timely internally and externally commissioned research.


1. Coordinates and monitors the research activities of the different academic units submitted as part of Unit Research Plans. 
2. Manages the activities of Miriam College Research Council (MCRC) and Unit Research Coordinators. 
3. Ensures efficient and effective dissemination of high quality research outputs through publication and conduct of seminars, conferences and colloquia. 
4. Recognizes outstanding research outputs through an effective rewards and incentives system.
5. Conducts research capability-building activities aimed at upgrading the research competencies of academic and non-academic personnel.
6. Consolidates research data and information on academic papers, publications and research studies produced by the academic units. 
7. Assists the academic community in the protection of its scholarly works. 
8. Forges partnerships with research institutions, funding agencies and similar organizations to conduct research and innovation activities aimed to generate, promote and utilize new knowledge.

Programs / Missions / Services 

Research Management 

Coordination and implementation of the Institutional Research Grants Program and other institutional research related activities; the conduct of institutional research for organizational development and management; and internally and externally commissioned research. 

Research Training, Advocacy, & Publications 

Coordination and implementation of research capability-building training seminars as well as colloquium and production of research publications. 

Research Partnerships & Intellectual Property 

Coordination and implementation of programs on research linkages and partnerships, and intellectual property. 

Institutional Research Agenda (2014-2022)  

Anchored on its vision to form women leaders in service, Miriam College promotes a research and innovation culture that engages its community to continually search for and adopt new knowledge generated from strategic initiatives. This process allows its members to be globally informed and locally grounded in the areas of sustainable development; health and wellness; arts and cultural diversity; leadership, governance, and social change; organizational development and management; and academic excellence in the context of ASEAN integration. 

Sustainable Development 

Research studies which explore sustainable development issues and interactions at social, economic, political, and/or cultural levels. Research themes may examine structures and systems concerning the practices, management, and policies in the areas mentioned to impact sustainability in the future and direct individual and communal action toward change and development. 

Health & Wellness 

Research studies that are linked to the pursuit of a quality of life in the different areas of human experience, namely, personal, institutional, societal, and global levels. Relevant topics include the seven dimensions of wellness, namely: physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, occupational, and environmental. 

Arts & Cultural Diversity 

Research studies covering the different Filipino art forms, traditional and contemporary, such as literature; visual arts such as painting, sculpture, architecture, and other visual media; and performing arts, music, theatre, film, dance; and other media such as interactive media, as they can be utilized to create new art forms and to enrich the learning- teaching process. Research can delve into diverse Filipino arts and behavior as depicted by different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples in the Philippines. 

Leadership, Governance, & Social Change 

Research studies that investigate the management and/or relations of complex systems in the public sector, private or non-profit organizations. These studies seek to critically engage with dominant discourses on leadership and governance while affirming empowering processes, culture specific contexts, and innovative ways of doing as social change dimensions. 

Academic Excellence of MC 

Research studies focusing on academic pursuits of Miriam College community towards quality and excellence. These include: curriculum studies; student profiles and competencies; teaching and learning practices; faculty development programs; general education integration; foreign language competencies; science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM); K to 12; research, advocacy and technology integration; graduate tracer studies; and service learning. 

Sustainable Development 

Research studies focusing on the institution branding and marketability, organizational management, employees and faculty welfare, information and technology management (data privacy), and employment procedures (labor management). The theme will create research opportunities in business strategies, market profitability and provide data information to improve administrative policies. 




LEAPS Miriam College Faculty Research Journal 

LEAPS is a refereed journal published annually by the Center. This journal features the research outputs and academic articles of members of the Miriam College community. 

BUKAD Institutional Literary Folio 

BUKAD is a literary folio published annually by the Center. The folio features literary works in different genre written by the members of the Miriam College community.


Glenda E. Fortez, PhD

Research Associate

Ma. Carmen V. Peñalosa, DPA

Executive Director

Celeste Joy O. Matias, PhD

Research Associate

Mary Angeli D. Adviento

Technical Assistant

Lyn Antoinette S. Aquino

Program Coordinator for Research Management

Ysabel Anne Drew R. Padua

Program Coordinator for Research Training, Advocacy, & Publications 

Miriam College Research Council (MCRC)

The Miriam College Research Council (MCRC) is the highest policy-making body which will formulate and recommend development plans, policies, priorities, and programs on research. The Council reports to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. MCRC is chaired by the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Research with Unit Research Coordinators from the Basic and Higher Education Unit as members. Likewise, the Council serves as evaluators for the Institutional Research Grants.

MCRC Members

Ma. Carmen V. Peñalosa, DPA


Aron Jayson L. Garchitorena

HEU-SASE Representative

Leah Lydia Y. Mendoza, PhD

HEU-SBEA Representative

Ma. Paz A. Manaligod, PhD

HEU-SASE Representative

Celeste Joy O. Matias, PhD

BEU-HS Representative

Jenny Flor S. Baclor

BEU-SDTEC Representative

Jane Grace R. Villaseñor

BEU-GS Representative

Joanoreen Ruth M. Almeda

BEU-MCN Representative

Marion Jude M. Gorospe

BEU-HS Representative

List of Researches Conducted 

“‘Usapang Kaligtasan’: A Study on Safety and Security in an All Women Higher Education Institution towards Curriculum Integration and Instructional Materials Development” (April 2018-March 2020). A Center for Strategic Research project under the CHED Continuing Professional Education Grant. 

“The Evaluation of the Open High School Program among Selected Private Schools in the Philippines” (June 2017-May 2018). A Center for Strategic Research project commissioned by the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE)-Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC). 

“Master Tracer Study. A Center for Strategic Research (2019-2020),” A Center for Strategic Research project commissioned by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Miriam College, and conducted in coordination with the Admissions Office and the Alumni Engagement Office. 

“Perceived Impact of Miriam Advocacy Centers (MACS) of the Miriam College Community (2018).” A Center for Strategic Research project commissioned by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Miriam College. 

“Assessing the Organizational Responsiveness and Service Delivery of Local Government Units LGUs) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) amidst the Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 Pandemic” (August 2020-January 2021). A Center for Strategic Research project commissioned by the DSWD. Overall project coordinator; contributed to the grant proposal writing; did technical and copy editing of the report; and conducted capbuild activities for project team members in preparation for data gathering. 

“Assessing the School's Thrust of Social Awareness and Involvement in Curricular and Co-Curricular Programs of Miriam College (2018-present).” A Center for Strategic Research project commissioned by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Miriam College and the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA), Miriam College. 

“Defining the Miriam College Brand: Assessing Industry Perspective (2019-present).” A Center for Strategic Research project commissioned by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Miriam College and the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA), Miriam College. 



Contact Us 

Telephone: 8930-6272 loc. 1182 

Address: Center for Strategic Research 

Room 220, Caritas Building, Miriam College 

Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 


Office of the Executive Director: mpenalosa@mc.edu.ph 

General Inquiries: madviento@mc.edu.ph 

Research Management: laquino@mc.edu.ph 

Research Training, Advocacy, and Publications: ypadua@mc.edu.ph 


From left ro right: Dr. Carmen V. Penalosa, Executive Director (OIC) of CSR; Ms. Ma. Anna E. Villanueva, Program Coordinator for Research and Publications; Ms. Ysabel R. Padua, Technical Assistant; and Dr. Glenda E. Fortez, former Miriam College Vice President

Dr. Jasmin Nario-Galace, Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) commenting during the open forum

Dr. Peñalosa, CSR Executive Director (OIC), presenting an overview of IRPW

Ms. Villanueva, CSR Program Coordinator assisting during registration

BEU faculty with Ms. Celeste Matias of the MC Research Council, facilitating the writing of their unit research plan.

HEU faculty planning their respective unit research plans

Mr. Jude Gorospe of the MC Research Council, assisting MAE faculty on their unit research plan.

BEU and HEU faculty post for a photo opp with Dr. Galace and Dr. Peñalosa after a successful whole day workshop

Ms. Ysa Padua, CSR Technical Assistant, assisting during the registration

Dr. Peñalosa during the IRC plenary session presenting Colloquium Overview.

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