Three Directors of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute were awarded as Fellows in the Philippine Public Safety College of Fellows
The Philippine Public Safety College was established and organized formally on October 3, 1993 as mandated by Section 66 of the Republic Act 6975. It is currently the premier educational institution for the training, human resource development, and continuing education for all the personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (PPSC, 2020). Their mission extends to other public safety agencies and stakeholders in instilling in them the value of character, competence, and commitment in the performance of their sworn duties (PPSC, 2020). Their policy includes committed continuous improvement through responsive public safety education and training compliant with the statutory regulatory requirements and international standards (PPSC, 2020).
The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) celebrated their 27th anniversary with the main highlight of the conferment ceremony last October 8, 2020 via zoom. The ceremony commenced through a Thanksgiving mass followed by the welcoming remarks and accomplishment report by PLTGEN RICARDO F DE LEON (RET), PhD – the President of PPSC. The DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, Guest of Honor and Speaker, led the presentation of awards to various distinguished individuals who were hereby conferred with the Fellow status: (1) Eminent Fellows, (2) Senior Fellows, (3) Fellows, (4) Visiting Fellows, and (5) Resident Fellows.
Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, the Executive Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute, Course Director and Core Faculty of Master ni Crisis and Disaster Risk Management (MCDRM), Executive Director of Project NOAH and UP Pandemic Response Team, was conferred and awarded as SENIOR FELLOW in the PPSC Council of Fellows.
Dr. Kristoffer B. Berse, the Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute Research and Creative Work Office and associate professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance in UP Diliman, was conferred and awarded as FELLOW in the PPSC Council of Fellows.
Dr. Emmanuel M. Luna, the Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute Education Office and a professor in the Department of Community Development UP Diliman, was conferred and awarded as FELLOW in the PPSC Council of Fellows.
The three Directors from UPRI were recognized and awarded in the “Building Resilience in Public Safety Amidst Adversity” program.
Philippine Public Safety College. (2020). PPSC’s Mandate, Vision and Mission. [website] https://ppsc.gov.ph/about-us/mission