Engr. Venusmar Quevedo, director of Adamson University’s Center for Research, Evaluation and Continuing Education (CRECE), and Prof. Malene Crisostomo, CRECE’s Supervising Research Specialist participated in the Assessment Study of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan workshop held at the Pope Pius XII Center in Ermita, Manila last May 26 and 27, 2011. They were joined by Prof. Paciano Ferrer, director of the Institute for Religious Education (IRED), and IRED professors Alex Suyat and Erlito Ebia.
The workshop aims to develop an instrument useful in reviewing the Diocesan Pastoral Plan in accordance with the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines’ (PCP II) vision and mission and its nine Pastoral Priorities. The activity was spearheaded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) through Msgr. Juanito S. Figura, CBCP Secretary General.
Researchers from various universities all over the country also participated in the workshop, where they were divided into three groups and were given five dioceses each to evaluate. Participants from AdU, University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Assumption, and Holy Angel University (both from Pampanga) were given dioceses from Luzon for evaluation while researchers from Aquinas University, University of San Agustin, and University of San Carlos evaluated dioceses from the Visayas. Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, and Xavier University did the evaluation for the dioceses in Mindanao.
Most Rev. Leonardo Legaspi, OP, D.D., and Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio David, D.D. served as resource speakers for the workshop. They challenged the researchers to come up with a significant output as reference for future evaluation of PCP II and its implementation in every diocese.
A precursor to Adamson’s participation in this workshop was its hosting of the 20th anniversary conference of the PCP II back in January. Adamson and the St. Vincent School of Theology hosted the event, which saw participants from the lay and religious sectors from all over the country gather for a three-day summit at the Adamson University Theater. Prof. Paciano Ferrer