College of Tourism and Hospitality Management faculty members Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado (Lead Researcher) and Mr. Avi Ben P. Andalecio (Co-Researcher), received a Research Grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for their research titled Ysla de Panciteria: A Preliminary Study on the Culinary Heritage Significance of Pancit using the Heritage Documentation Approach – The Case of Luzon Island, Philippines.”
The award was given during the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Research Awards 2019. The objective of their research on the ‘Ysla de Panciteria’ is to determine the significance of Pancit present in the Luzon Island for Philippine Culinary Heritage, specifically on its historical, culinary, agricultural, aesthetic, economic, health, spiritual, social and symbolical aspects by documenting it based on different international and national frameworks and conventions.
The grant will run from January 2019 to October 2019. Mercado and Andalecio both teach at the Tourism Management Department of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management. The NCCA Research Awards is an annual recognition that supports all types of
research on Philippine cultural practices and artistic expressions. It also financially supports research proposals that concentrate on disseminating Philippine culture and the arts.