Q. What is your research topic?
A. Growth Stress and Wood Property Assessment of Different Provenances of Big-Leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) Landrace in the Philippines.
Q. Why did you choose the ASCI to study?
A. The program offers by NU-ASCI is one of its kind: offering opportunity to young professional like me working the government in one of Asian countries that would like to improve their knowledge and capability without leaving their respective offices/work.
Q. What are the advantages and disadvantages of ASCI to study?
A. The advantage of this program is you can enhance and improve your existing research studies by incorporating the recent advance technologies and studies that can be incorporated in your dissertation. However, TIME is very vital in this program since you are on study will working. Though, your time management will harness if you can finish this program on time.
Q. What is your greatest achievement during your PhD course?
A. When I finished my PhD course on time is one of my greatest achievement, despite of so many challenges on doing my laboratory works in the university and field works in my country. This prove myself that nothing impossible if you have a good time management and the attitude of being optimistic and perseverance, and trusting GOD that all things happen by His will.
Q. What are your career goals?
A. To become one of the leading scientists in my field of expertise.
Q. Please advise PhD students who study in the ASCI program.
A. Your greatest enemy in this program is “TIME”, and one way to counter this is through self-management, discipline, perseverance and PRAY harder.
Q. Any additional comment, please.
A. To all NU-ASCI students and aspiring students, remember that you passed the very tedious screening of applicants for this program. Its means you are one of a kind. Good luck and GOD bless.