Timely and responsive preparations during Typhoon Egay lead to zero casualty

“Zero casualty pa rin po ang layunin nating lahat,” (Zero casualty remains as a goal for all of us), states Presidential Communications Operation Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. during an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan during the wake of Typhoon Egay. Sec Coloma’s response encapsulates the intent of every Filipino of having zero casualties. One that was successfully achieved as Egay passed through the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)[…]

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Full Text of 2015 UP Diliman CSSP Graduation Speech by Dr. Mahar Lagmay

(This is the full text of the commencement speech by Dr. Mahar Lagmay delivered at the UP Diliman College of Social Science and Philosophy [CSSP] Recognition Ceremony last June 27 at the UP Theater) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Congratulations to everyone!  For the students who will graduate, you have earned your college degree that you will use from hereon in life. Your education is like having learned to ride a[…]

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eBayanihan Project Launched: Crowdsourcing for disaster management

On 9 June 2015, the eBayanihan project was launched in the Ateneo De Manila University. It is headed by Dr. Reena Estuar, Director of the Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center (AJWCC) and Professor in Ateneo De Manila’s School of Science and Engineering. According to Dr. Estuar, the eBayanihan project was developed to provide a web-mobile disaster management system that captures the human dimension of disasters. The system utilizes the concept[…]

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Project NOAH at 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for BNPB's Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System

The Indonesian disaster management authority Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana  (BNPB, English: Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management) organized a seminar at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan last 14 March 2015. The side event, entitled Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System, gathered disaster experts from Indonesia and other international partners to present experiences, lessons, and best practices in building Early Warning Systems[…]

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