“Delubyo” as a Filipino Keyword in UP Diliman’s Linggo ng Wika 2017

For his part, Dr. Lagmay underscored the importance of “wika” in helping Filipino communities embrace available lifesaving information towards a more resilient nation.

Dr. Lagmay talked about the use of the keyword “delubyo” in efficiently and effectively preventing disasters. According to him, the keyword should be addressed by warning and response. Warning is the responsibility of the government and it needs to be timely, accurate, understandable, and reliable. On the other hand, response means that communities need to do their part to act correspondingly and accordingly upon the warning that the government provides.

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Volunteers for OSM Mapping Party help in Building Resilient UP Campuses

Makati City — Map the Philippines, Grab, and OpenStreetMap (OSM) Philippines co-organized a mapping party in celebration of the OSM’s Geography Awareness Week at Grab PH’s headquarters in Makati last Saturday, November 25. It was attended by volunteers, students, government employees, non-government organization (NGO) workers, and some of the Grab personnel who significantly helped map the building footprints UP Campuses. Taking from the event’s description, students, map lovers, families and[…]

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UP NOAH and OpenStreetMap (OSM) for building Resilient UP Campuses

The UP Resilient Campuses Project by the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI), having the UP NOAH Center as a core component, aims to create disaster management contingency plans to address the UP campuses’ vulnerability to natural hazards. It intends to take off from previous and existing plans and improve them by using the latest technology and the best methodologies to develop better strategies specific to the higher education units of the University[…]

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CCC and UP NOAH Center introduces the Geospatial National Analytics Platform (GANaP) for Climate Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Assessment

By Joy Santiago The Climate Change Commission celebrated the Climate Change Consciousness Week last November 20-24 and highlighted the efforts in putting forward solutions for tackling the challenges of climate change shared by the key stakeholders of the country including, but not limited to, the government, the private sector, and the academe. The activities sought to promote and gather support in taking actions to build resilience in pursuit of sustainable development goals.[…]

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UP RI, NOAH Center in KULÊ’s November 21 Issue

In its issue published and distributed on November 21, KULÊ or the Philippine Collegian — the official student publication of the University of the Philippines Diliman — wrote an article about the scope and limitations probing the state support for research and development (R&D). In this section subtitled “Dodging disasters,” KULÊ expounded on the adoption of NOAH by the UP Resilience Institute, citing that “[NOAH and RI] strive to bolster at-risk communities via[…]

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UP NOAH at the 9th National Climate Change Consciousness Week

In celebration of the 9th National Climate Change Consciousness Week which takes place from 20 to 24 November 2017, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) held numerous events at the Sofitel Manila in Pasay City. UP NOAH was present yesterday at the forum on Local Climate Change Action Planning: Approaches and Good Practices held in the Sunset Pavillon, Sofitel Manila. The event was graced by Senator Loren B. Legarda, CCC Secretary Emmanuel[…]

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