Project NOAH prepares multi-hazard maps of the future

Improved resilience to future disasters means helping communities and ecosystems cope with changing climate conditions. In order to do this, efforts must be made to mainstream Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Reduction and Management (CCA and DRVRM) into existing local development plans such as the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP), Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) at the micro scale at the[…]

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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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