GARCIA, Maria Rosario Virginia C.

GARCIA, Maria Rosario Virginia C.

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education major in Biology, De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines, 2015
  • Master of Education major in School Leadership, De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippinwa, 1983

Research Highlights

  • Project Lead: Sachet Consumption In The Philippines: A Mixed-Method Study On Its Socio-Economic Implications And Insights (ongoing)
  • Team Member : Plastic Material Balance Study Along Manila Bay (ongoing)
  • Team Member: Aquaponics for sustainable food security during pre- & post-disasters (ongoing)
  • Team Member: Zero Waste Islands: Waste Management and Food Security in Siquijor Island (Under Review)
  • Team Member: Assessment of Sanitary Quality of Terrestrial and Inland Freshwater Environments in Relation to the Residents’ Knowledge, Awareness, Beliefs, and Consumption Behavior in the Island Province of Siquijor (under review)

Research Interests

  • Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy
  • Science Education and Science Literacy
  • Biology Education
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Climate Change Studies

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

  • Gawad San Alberto Magno, Best Published Research in Social Sciences and Education, 20th Dangal ng UST Awards, May 10, 2019

Professional Activities

  • Organizer, Speaker & Facilitator:  Seminar-Workshop: Purihin ang Panginoon! Paghahanda sa Sakuna Dulot ng Pagbabago ng Klima
  •  Speaker: Inclusive Education Systems: Stories of Rural Farmers in the Philippines (Documentary Film)
  • Moderator: UNESCO Chair Literacy Day: World Cafe Experience
  • Panel Discussant: 1st International Conference on Gender, Adult Literacy, and Active Citizenship for Social Transformation (GALACST)
  • Organizer & Moderator: Waste-to-Energy or Waste of Energy
  •  Presenter: The Influence of Demography of Filipino Consumers towards their purchase preference for Sachet Products
  • Presenter: The Sachet Consumption in the Philippines: A Preliminary Study
  • Trainee: “Marine Debris Tracker”  (Sponsors: USAID, Save the Philippine Seas and EcoWaste Coalition)

Selected Publications

  • Ancheta, A.A., De Castro, B.V., Garcia, M.N.Z., Cobar-Garcia, M.R.V. & Castillo, R.M. (2020). Streamlining waste handling approaches to zero waste: Community-based experiences in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies, 19(1), 49-65.
  • Cobar-Garcia, M.R.V., Ancheta, A.A., Garcia, M.N.Z., Castillo, R.M. (2020). Single-used plastics: An intractable problem. GAIA Report 2020: Sachets
  • Garcia, M.N.Z. & Cobar-Garcia, M.R.V. (Under review). The environmental literacy of elementary and high school teachers based in Manila and Nueva Ecija province: A mixed-method study.  Environment, Development and Sustainability.
  • Garcia, M.N.Z. & Cobar-Garcia, M.R.V. (Under review). The Covid-19 pandemic and funambulism: An analogical transfer for concept understanding. The Antoninus Journal.

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