Our Mandate as Special Provision in the 2018 General Appropriations Act:

 The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute UP RI together with other state universities and colleges shall support the Climate Change Commission in training LGUs to formulate and complete Local Clima


The UP NOAH Center

The UP NOAH Center is a core component of the UP Resilience Institute. It was formally adopted by the University of the Philippines during the Board of Regents 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017 as a research center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction and management. An Executive Order signed by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, (EO PLDC 17-03), established the NOAH Center as a research institute in the UP System.

The core of UP NOAH’s work is producing freely accessible, accurate, reliable, and relevant scientific disaster data. It also highlights a multidisciplinary approach in assessing risk and using the lens of different scientific areas. This ensures that Filipinos are provided an integrative appraisal of the natural hazards that put them in danger.

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UPRI, NCPAG Prof calls for New Ways of Viewing Disaster Resilience

13, April 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

BONTOC, Mountain Province -- As part of the International Forum on Innovations for Indigenous Peoples’ Empowerment and Social Transformation,  UP National College...

UPRI participates in the 2nd APRU-IRIDeS Campus Safety Workshop

13, April 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

Sendai, JAPAN -- UP Baguio Vice-Chancellor for Administration Dr. Jessica Cariño and UP Resilience Institute researchers Lia Anne Gonzalo and...

UPRI participates in UNDP Executive Development Course in Singapore

10, April 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

"How can digital government contribute to 'Sustainable Development Goals' implementation?", was the question that the participants addressed in the Executive...

UP RI at the Workshop on the Creation of the National Blue Carbon Initiative Roadmap

21, March 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute, as part of the Technical Working Group of the Blue Carbon Initiative in...

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bagtasaDr. Gerry Bagtasa is an atmospheric scientist currently teaching in the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP - IESM). He received his doctorate degree in the field of atmospheric physics / atmospheric remote sensing in Chiba University, Japan. Before that, he got his bachelor and masters degree, both major in physics, from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines.

He developed and currently runs Weather Manila which provides pin-point local weather information for any place on land or sea in the Philippines. The website became online on June of 2012 after almost a year of testing. Weather Manila aims to deliver up-to-date, accurate and detailed weather information of cities in the Philippines as a supplement to the national weather bureau's (PAGASA) weather forecast.

Dr. Gerry Bagtasa

College of Science | UP Diliman
Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology
Associate Professor