UP launches DRRM handbook

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(Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
(Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

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.

 

Former UP President Alfredo Pascual. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Former UP President Alfredo Pascual (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Featuring the latest DRRM interventions and lessons gained by members of the University, the book will be useful not only to UP constituents but also to various academic institutions, government offices, organizations, and individuals, according to Professor and former UP President Alfredo Pascual.

 

Professor Ferdinand Llanes (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Professor Ferdinand Llanes (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Prof. Ferdinand Llanes, editor of the book and founding director of the Padayon Public Service Office, said the multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and evidence-based book presents valuable information and lessons based on the authors’ experiences; and that it aims to enhance the preparedness, resiliency, and capabilities of communities during an emergency or disaster situation.

 

Professor Alfredo Mahar Lagmay (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Professor Alfredo Mahar Lagmay (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Prof. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, executive director of the UP RI, said the book serves as “a guide in building a better, climate resilient, and disaster-free Philippines, with an empowered citizenry working towards genuine development”.

 

Professor Benito Pacheco (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Professor Benito Pacheco (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

In closing, Prof. Benito Pacheco, College of Engineering professor and former UPD Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, said DRRM should be taught holistically, more creatively, with a historical perspective, and to more people, not only in UP but to everyone.  (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)

 

UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa (center) and the co-editors and authors of the book, “Sakunang Darating, Saklolo’y Tayo Rin”, witness the unveiling ceremony led by Professors Ferdinand Llanes and Alfredo Pascual. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa (center) and the co-editors and authors of the book, “Sakunang Darating, Saklolo’y Tayo Rin”, witness the unveiling ceremony led by Professors Ferdinand Llanes and Alfredo Pascual. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Co-editors and authors of the book, “Sakunang Darating, Saklolo’y Tayo Rin” (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Co-editors and authors of the book, “Sakunang Darating, Saklolo’y Tayo Rin” (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)