ISU for Sustainability

Embracing SDGs towards Quality Education and Academic Experience in the Countryside

2022 – Research | SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

Social Research Category

Technological Research Category

Proponents: Carlo Baltazar, Jay E. Laurel, Mary Jane C. Baniqued,


The study aims to understand the challenges and opportunities in daily commuting among students and employees at Isabela State University – Roxas Campus (ISU-R). Employing a mixed-method approach, the research combines survey data and observational findings to offer a comprehensive perspective. Survey results indicate a unanimous struggle with transportation among non-vehicle users and a mixed yet generally positive willingness among vehicle owners to participate in shared transportation. Observational data corroborates these findings, highlighting the inefficient utilization of vehicles, especially during peak hours. The study argues for the immediate implementation of a university-sponsored carpooling platform as a viable and effective solution to the identified challenges. The research serves as a foundational study, opening avenues for further investigation and implementation of shared transportation systems in 18 educational settings.


Proponents: Martina R. Penalber, Joel V. Panganggaan, Myleen R. Corpuz, Jose P. Gallena Jr. & Vivian Dumrique


According to Republic Act no. 7898 or an act providing for the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, it’s in the principal thrusts of the program the enhancement of the AFP’s capability to fulfill its mandate to protect the Filipino people not only from armed threats but from the ill effects of life-threatening and destructive consequences of natural and man-made disasters and calamities, in short, from all forms of ecological damage.
From the thrust, it can be clearly grasps that the Armed Forces of the Philippines has a huge role in leading others to defend their country and to support peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts across the globe. In simple term, they work to maintain peace and order in the entire nation, protecting the country up to the extent of putting their lives even at worst is aligned to the SDGs No.13 Climate Action 16. Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
However, part of the world’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes the sustainability of cities and communities aligned with the SDG No.11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. It’s in the goal that by 2030, the security of the provisions of universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for men,women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities must be achieved. Therefore, all citizens either in blue – collar or white – collar jobs should come together hand in hand to achieve this. Further, the world’s SDG includes the mitigation of poverty and the campaign of “no to hunger”. Anyone is capable to help stop/mitigate human problems for as long as there is the willingness to learn how to contribute for the improvement of the stand of the country. This is in line with the SDGs No 1 No to Poverty, 2 Zero Hunger and No.3 Good Health and Well-Being.:
Also, SD Goal Number 17 Partnership for the Goals this advocates the revitalization of global partnership for sustainable development. This goal can somehow be attained through building productive local partnerships. Thereby, introducing this extension activity with the intention to bring the armed forces of the Philippines explore new roles not just by being human protectors but all the same in both human and environmental concerns based from needs.
This extension activity will provide an avenue for the men and women in-uniform to explore other source of income as they will be engaged not only to the beautification of environment but as well as to achieve financial viability out of their crafts.

Proponent: Rosemary L. Buraga


The project, titled "Redesigning Workflow towards a Sustainable and Efficient School Ecosystem through the Implementation of Network and Grade Reporting Systems with Feedback Mechanisms," is a comprehensive initiative that profoundly impacts several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By redefining and enhancing the educational landscape of Cabagan Riverside National High School, the project directly addresses or aligns with various key SDGs, which aim to enhance the quality of education by improving access to digital resources, streamlining grading procedures, and empowering teachers with new skills. It also aligns with SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) by establishing a computer network and enhancing network infrastructure. These efforts promote innovation in educational technology and contribute to the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Additionally, it promotes SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities).  Its objective of ensuring equal access to digital resources for all educators’ works to reduce inequalities within the school community. By bridging the digital divide and providing equal opportunities for all teachers, the project promotes greater inclusivity. In alignment with SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), the project emphasizes collaboration and cooperation by adopting the AIDTech methodology and involving stakeholders. It underscores the importance of partnerships and working together to implement technological solutions for educational enhancement. Moreover, the project indirectly contributes to SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities). The improved efficiency and workflow of the school ecosystem resulting from the project can lead to reduced stress and better overall well-being for both the students and their teachers. Additionally, efficient systems in school contribute to creating a more sustainable and conducive learning environment.

Proponent: Beverly Gay N. Cambri


Psychological First Aid training-workshop is a vital tool for addressing multiple Sustainable Development Goals. One of the goals of the PFA training-workshop is to equip barangay health workers and barangay nutrition scholars of Sta. Maria, Isabela with the skills to provide immediate support to their constituents who are experiencing psychological distress after a crisis. By promoting mental well-being, it contributes to achieving Goal 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Furthermore, PFA training-workshop fostered knowledge and understanding of psychological first aid principles, which contributes to achieving Goal 4.Lastly, the training-workshop focused on helping and assisting the constituents of Sta. Maria, Isabela. It helped build resilience within communities, making them better prepared to respond to crises and ultimately advancing Goal 11, which aims to make communities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.