USTP System President unanimously re-elected as NorMinCIEERD Chairperson

By Kindle Mae B. Arcaya, USTP Office of the University System President

On May 17, 2024, USTP System President Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura II, who had served as chairperson since 2021, was re-elected for a second term with unanimous support from the attending governing board members of the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (NorMinCIEERD).

The NorMinCIEERD convened at the New Dawn Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City for the first Governing Board meeting and General Assembly for 2024.

The agenda included a presentation on the status of submitted concept R&D proposals to the 2024 Call Conference, PCIEERD funding programs, a workshop on preparing a full-blown proposal, a summary of completed PCIEERD-funded R&D projects and collated large industry researchable areas.

Attendees of the meeting were members/representatives of the following:


  • Capitol University
  • Central Mindanao University
  • Liceo de Cagayan University
  • Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology
  • Mindanao State University – Naawan
  • Misamis University
  • Mountain View College
  • Northern Bukidnon State College
  • Saint Peter’s College – Iligan
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines
  • Xavier University



  • Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Iligan, Inc.



  • Department of Trade and Industry – Region X
  • National Economic and Development Authority – Region X
  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Region X

The event included the oath-taking ceremony for the Department of Information and Communications Technology — Region X, the consortia’s new member.