Sunday, November 13, 2016

CE Faculty lectures in the MCDRM program of PPSC

Faculty members of the Civil Engineering Department and also members of the CESDR Sub-center for DRR-CCA delivered lectures to the graduate students taking the Master of Crisis and Disaster Risk Management (MCDRM) of the Philippine Public Safety College during their three day sessions at De La Salle University, Conference Room, Faculty Center on Nov. 14-16, 2016. There are  ten sessions of seminars on various topics on DRRM, Public Safety & Resilience and lectures in a subject under the MCDRM.

On Nov. 14, Day 1 of the sessions, Dr. Lessandro Garciano, CE Dept. Chair delivered a lecture on “Basic Extreme Wind Speeds and Earthquake Hazards Analyses” while Dr. Renan Tanhueco shared his presentation on “Mainstreaming DRRM in the Philippine subnational physical framework & local land use plans and decision making processes.” On the 2nd day, Dr. Andres Oreta shared his lectures in his DLSU graduate course seminar, Disaster Risk Reduction and Infrastructure Development (DRRID) on the general topic, “Understanding Hazards and Disasters.” The CE faculty members delivered the lectures as a community-service on the occasion of Lasallian Mission Week.
Dr. Oreta with the MCDRM grad students from government agencies

The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) offers a  Master in Crisis and Disaster Risk Management (MCDRM) this June 2016. The MCDRM is a one year scholarship program for highly qualified uniformed personnel in the interior government, and employees in government and private sectors preferably practitioners in crisis and disaster risk management of the local government units. Details of the curriculum can be viewed at

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