The AER IP Team does research and policy analysis on the quality of growth, employment, the institutional infrastructure for planning and program implementation, and does specific industry studies. It has a Special Project on Localizing Industrial Development Planning, with pilot areas in the Yolanda-stricken areas in Eastern Visayas for 2014-2015, which seeks to respond to the challenge of maximizing rehabilitation resources towards a socio-economic outcome that is more inclusive, resilient, sustainable and equitable. Specifically, it calls for planning and targeting for quality employment and strong agro-industrial base, as well as for a politically active constituency that will engage this process.
The Localizing Industrial Development Planning is spearheaded by the AER IP Team and academics from the Visayas State University and the Eastern Samar State University.
Joviel Teves is a Graduate and Undergraduate Instructor at the Visayas State University teaching Finance and Investment Management. She graduated Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines Los Banos with a degree in Agribusiness Management and finished her Masters in Business Administration from UP Diliman. She is a Researcher at the Institute of Strategic Research and Development Studies (ISRDS), VSU and has been involved on supply chain and value chain researches.
Grace Ann Enriquez
Grace Ann Enriquez is a graduate student at VSU taking up Master of Science in Tropical Ecology minor in Development Sociology. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from the Visayas State University in 2013. Grace Ann is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at ISRDS, VSU.
Venice Ibanez works as an Instructor at the Department of Consumer & Hospitality Management, Visayas State University and Researcher at ISRDS, VSU. She is a graduate of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management at VSU and is currently pursuing her Masters in Management Major in Business Management from the same university.
Paul Anthony Torres
Paul Anthony Torres is an Instructor at the Eastern Samar State University (ESSU), Salcedo Campus. He serves as the Executive Assistant of the College Administrator and In-Charge of External Resource Mobilization also at ESSU. He finished AB Philosophy at St. Mary’s College, Borongan and Master of Philosophy at the University of San Carlos, Cebu. He serves as a consultant to the local government units of Salcedo and Quinapondan, Eastern Samar and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Management Major in Local Governance and Development at the Development Academy of the Philippines.
Ladelyn Ronsable graduated from the Visayas State University in 2014 with a degree in Development Communication Major in Community Broadcasting. She finished her On the Job Training as a Field Reporter under the Cebu Catholic Television Network and also worked as a Science Research Assistant under the Women and Men Society Program at the Visayas State University.