UPRI Joins the 3rd Philippine Sustainability Summit 2019

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The UP Resilience Institute was part of the 3rd Philippine Sustainability Summit 2019, organized by the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation in partnership with the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation. The event was held last 30th of October, 2019 in Dagupan City.

The theme for this year’s event was “Hiraya: Vision of a Healthy, Wealthy Environment through IR 4.0 Innovation”. Plenary sessions were held under the topics of Health, Science & Technology, and Environment. Pertinent lectures were given under each session, followed by short reactions and discussions from experts and members of the audience.

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UPRI was present to give a lecture as part of the plenary session for environment. The presentation given was entitled Building Structures, Building People: Sustainable Engineering Geared Towards Achieving Calamity Resiliency of the Filipino Communities. It focused mainly on the legal environment that serves as the basis for guidelines governing the construction of disaster-resilient structures in the country, and how these rules and laws came to be throughout the years.

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