The University of the Philippines is committed in sending its group of geology experts from the UP Resilience Institute today to conduct a needs assessment in light of the Mindanao earthquakes last October 29 and 31 with magnitudes 6.6 and 6.5, respectively. 

Experts from the UP Resilience Institute and UP Mindanao Earthquake Task Force have been sent to visit the hard-hit barangays of Makilala, Cotabato for geological assessment in light of the Mindanao earthquakes last October 29 and 31. This is in response to Acting Vice-Governor Shirlyn D. Macasarte-Villanueva’s request to UP for assistance on geological surveys, structural damage assessment, and psychosocial support for trauma victims.

UP experts and scientists who have done research, or are currently involved in the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project, presented their studies at #ThatsMyBay, a forum on UP’s initiatives in keeping Manila Bay alive organized by the Padayon Public Service Office.

  Delegates of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) coming from Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, India, China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines gathered for the EROPA 2019 General Assembly and Conference to discuss vital issues affecting the Asia and the Pacific region, elect officers of the organization, and adopt resolutions and […]

As a result of the series of consultations with UP experts and scientists who have done research, or are currently involved in the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project, the UP Padayon Public Service Office of the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, in cooperation with the UP Diliman Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, will host a forum entitled #ThatsMyBay: A Forum on UP Initiatives in Keeping Manila Bay Alive. This will be held on September 23, 2019 from 8:00AM- 12:00NN at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology Auditorium, UP Diliman.

Selected faculty members from all eight constituent universities of the University of the Philippines gathered together to exchange notes and take stock of their experiences in providing policy advice to the government in the areas of disaster risk reduction and climate change. The “Scoping Workshop on the Role of Academia in Policymaking for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action” was organized by the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute with support from the International Network for Government Science Advice.

On February 21 (Thursday), the University of the Philippines System will participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) to test the University’s evacuation procedures, communication protocol with the Emergency Operations Center, and the capacity to carry out its first response operations among its faculty, staff, and students as it has done in the past three years.

UP launches DRRM handbook

The University of the Philippines Padayon Public Service Office and the UP Resilience Institute (RI), together with the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), launched the first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) handbook for academic institutions on October 24, 2018 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, CSWCD, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Titled “Sakunang Darating, Saklolo’y Tayo Rin”, the book was written and edited by UP’s DRRM experts from various academic disciplines, departments, and campuses.

As part of the efforts of the University of the Philippines to build a more disaster-free and climate-resilient nation, UP, through its Resilience Institute and the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, held a ceremonial signing of Memoranda of Agreement and Understanding (MOA/MOU) with seven private organizations and local government units (LGU) on Sept. 12, 2018 at the College of Science Auditorium in the National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City.