In every EURASIA Research International Conference, the Best Paper Award is given to the participants with the best scholarly paper submitted and presented at the conference. In the 10th ICTEL 2019- International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning held last July 8-9, 2019 in Bali, Indonesia, the Best Paper Award was given to Dr. Jose Elmer Oficiar of the Department of Teacher Education in UM Tagum College. The title of the research is “Language of Homosexuality: A Morpho-semantic Analysis”.

        Also, due to this recognition, Dr. Oficiar received an award from the City Government of Tagum last July 25, 2019 during the PRIDE Month Celebration of the City of Tagum, Davao del Norte. He received the Pride Excellence Award which is a distinction for his achievements in research featuring gay lingo and for establishing the first and only student organization for the LGBTQ+ community in the city- United Pride Movement Organization (UPMO) in UM Tagum College.