“Sanay, Agap, Iglap!” Integrates Arts-Based Approach into Disaster Resilience

The UP Resilience Institute in collaboration with the NSTP – National Service Reserves Corps, UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, UP Diliman Public Safety and Security Office, and Barangay U.P. Campus, Quezon City facilitated Sanay Agap Iglap (SAI) from April 15 to 17, 2024. SAI aims to develop members of the […]

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RCW Director Atienza Discusses Creative Approach to Environmental Issues on DZUP

Dr. Glecy C. Atienza, Director for Research and Creative Work at the UP Resilience Institute, guested on the April 18, 2024 episode of DZUP’s “UP Atin ‘To!”. The program, hosted by Ram Simbajon and JJ Malate, highlights the UP community’s stories, individuals, and research that contribute to progress and what it means to be a […]

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‘Sanay, Agap, Iglap’: RCW, to pilot creative disaster drill programs for leaders

Last February 15, in a planning held at the DILC Building, UP Diliman, headed by the National Service Training Program-National Service Reserve Corps (NSTP-NSRC) Diliman Office and in collaboration with UP Resilience Institute’s Research and Creative Work (RCW) Division, Institution Building (IB) Division, and Knowledge Sharing (KS) Division, the bigger picture of a Diliman-wide leadership […]

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‘Galaw para sa Katatagan’: RCW, CHK creates module for resilience course

The Research and Creative Work (RCW) Division of the UP Resilience Institute, in partnership with the College of Human Kinetics, is designing a module for Physical Fitness in Disaster Resilience – an NSTP course for UP Diliman, and a basic resilience course for UPOU.  RCW finalized the said module in a roundtable discussion at the […]

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UP RI joins the 4th Quarter Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) and Task Force Manila Bay (TFMB) Joint Meeting in Quezon City

Representatives of the University of the Philippines (UP) Resilience Institute (UP RI) – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center participated in the recent 4th Quarter Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) and Task Force Manila Bay (TFMB) Joint Meeting on December 19, 2023, held at the City Architect Department Conference Area in the Quezon City […]

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From Streets To Screens: Real-time Flood and Rainfall Monitoring Through IoT-based Sensors

On 23 September 2023 (Saturday), two Low Pressure Areas inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility brought about scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the country, including Metro Manila. With the continuous heavy rainfall during the day, some barangays and roads in Quezon City were submerged in flood waters. In a pioneering effort by the QC Local Government to improve urban disaster management, IoT-based sensors were utilized to monitor real-time ground conditions.

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The Oil Spill Disaster of MT Princess Empress

The Incident The oil tanker MT Princess Empress carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel started sinking offshore of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro on the 28th of February at 4:16 AM. The 20 men aboard were rescued soon after but by March 1, 2023 the ship was declared fully submerged following aerial and seaborne survey (NDRRMC SitRep […]

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UP Resilience Institute joins SIBOL 2023: Promoting Resilience Through New BUILT Initiatives

AUGUST 23, 2023 – In a display of innovation and commitment to bolstering resilience, the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) proudly joined the esteemed lineup of institutions at SIBOL (Science and Innovation Budding Opportunities for Leverage) 2023, the nexus where new ideas converged to shape the future of Buildings, Utilities, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Transportation (BUILT). Hosted […]

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UP Resilience Institute participates in the “Oplan Metro Yakal Plus”, a Contingency Planning Workshop for Earthquakes in Metro Manila

  The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) organized a planning workshop in relation to the enhancement, finalization, and publication of the Metro Manila Contingency Plan for Earthquakes, also known as the “Oplan Metro Yakal Plus.” In line with this,  they had reconstituted a Technical Working Group (TWG) for the crafting of […]

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UPRI Discusses Disaster Preparedness and Volcanic Hazards to Community Nutrition students

  On 15 January, Cesca Llanes of UPRI talked about disaster preparedness and volcanic hazards to graduating BS Community Nutrition students from the UP College of Home Economics. The talk was part of a weeklong orientation for the students’ internship in their FN 176 Practicum class. Initially to be deployed in one of the communities […]

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