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 […]
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 […]
t was sometime in 2019 when the City of Balanga sought the assistance of the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UP NOAH) Center to update their Local Climate Change Action Plan and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan. At that time, when words such as COVID-19, pandemic, and Zoom weren’t part of the public’s daily lexicon, the UP NOAH Center team set out, armed with table top activities and presentations, to conduct workshops that are prerequisites to formulating and updating local development plans. While this seemed like a typical beginning of a formal working partnership, neither parties had the slightest idea of the amount of adjustment a global pandemic would require.
UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) representatives recently attended the first Internet of Things Conference (IoT) in the Philippines held from June 26 to 27, 2023 at the World Trade Center. The event aimed to forge connections with leading IoT players, showcase their brand, and gain valuable insights into emerging trends and cutting-edge technologies. UPRI representatives at […]
The local government of Quezon City, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, launched its Internet of Things (IoT)-based decision support (DSS) system during the turnover event held at the QC DRRM Building, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City Hall last June 13, 2023. […]
Representatives of the Yuan Ye Architect Awards from Taiwan toured the offices of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) following UP’s visit to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The purpose of their visit was to explore potential collaboration with the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), UPRI, and the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners National Capital Regions (PIEP NCR), aligning with the principles of the PAGLINANG forum. During the four-day visit, the Taiwanese representatives initiated discussions on the localization of the Yuan Ye Architect Awards model in the Philippines.
The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, headed by Dr. Mahar Lagmay and Dr. Harold Aquino, in collaboration with the QCDRRMO, QC Engineering Department, and Office of the City Administrator conducted a public consultation regarding the proposed Stormwater Harvesting Detention Basin.
As severe tropical storm Paeng (Nalgae) crossed the archipelago, residents of Sitio Tinabon, Brgy. Kusiong, Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao del Norte braced for its effects by preparing and executing their evacuation protocol. Witnesses said the barangay had sounded an alarm system around midnight of 27th Oct 2022. This prompted some of the residents and […]
The People’s Survival Fund (PSF) was institutionalized in 2012 through the Republic Act 10174 which amends the Climate Change Act of 2009 to include the provision of long-term finance streams to enable the government to effectively address the problem of climate change. Since 2012, this act has provided Local Government Units (LGUs) in the […]