UP Phil- LiDAR 1 Program staff invites in the 34th GEP South Luzon Area Assembly in Nasugbu, Batangas

The Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (GEP) South Luzon Area Assembly was held last October 20-21, 2017 in Nasugbu, Batangas. The attendees were Engr. Sarah Jane Samalburo, Chief Science Research Specialist; Engr. Joida Prieto and Engr. Gladys Mae Apat, Supervising Science Research Specialists; Engr. Jommer Medina, Engr. Angelo Carlo Boñgat, Engr. Christy Lubiano, Engr. John Dill Macapagal, and Engr. Elainne Lopez, Senior Science Research Specialists; and Engr. Don Matthew Banatin, Engr. James Kevin Dimaculangan, Engr. Regis Guhiting, Engr. Jennifer Saguran, Engr. Merven Matthew Natino, Engr. Melanie Hingpit, Engr. Velina Angela Bemida, Engr. Justine Francisco, Engr. Vincent Azucena, Engr. Ma. Ailyn Olanda, Engr. Monalyn Rabino, Engr. Wilbert Ian San Juan, and Engr. Czarina Jean Añonuevo, Research Associates of DPPC Phil-LiDAR 1. Also, Engr. Gerome Hipolito and Engr. Ruby Ann Marie Magturo, Supervising Science Research Specialists of Data Acquisition and Data Archiving and Distribution Component respectively, were present on the said event.

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MIMAROPA Invites Phil-LiDAR 1 to DRRM Regional Conference

The UP Phil-LiDAR 1 is privileged to have been invited as resource speaker to the Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management of Mindoro Marinduque Romblon Palawan or better known as MIMAROPA Region last October 17, 2017 held at the VJR Hall Provincial Capitol of Puerto Princesa City.

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Idi Nagsabat ken Nalawagan ti Syensya ken Kultura idiay Kalinga (When Science and Culture met and Shines in Kalinga) Regional Science and Technology Week CAR in Tabuk, Kalinga

Cordillera, the land of strong preservation of culture. It was known for its beautiful mountainous land that has mineral reserves and the main source of peoples livelihood. Crop and vegetable production through slash and burn method of farming is the main livelihood of Cordillera people for the longest time. Years gone by, people learned how to cultivate their local product to organic bases. With this, the region have known to be one of the best cultivator of organic local products all over the Philippines. For them to be known, DOST CAR launched Regional Science and Technology Week every year. For the first time, the event this year was hosted and shone in the province of Kalinga.

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MGB & PAGASA Personnel Receive Training on LiDAR

In line with the closing of the PHIL-LiDAR 1 Program this year, a training to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and Mines Geosciences Bureau (MGB) personnel as the receiving agencies was conducted on September 11-14, 2014 at the JICA room of the National Engineering Center of University of the Philippines Diliman. The training entitled “Flood Modeling and Mapping Training” was facilitated by the Flood Modeling Component of PHIL-LiDAR 1 headed by Chief Science Research Specialist Christopher Uichanco along with his team. Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, the Program Leader was also present throughout the four-day training in support to the event who also added valuable insights on the core mission of the program, use of the technology, and flood map harmonization forum, which took place on the last day of the training. 

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UP Receives Latest Campus Map Using LiDAR

The PHIL-LiDAR 1 Program headed by the Program Leader Dr. Enrico C. Paringit together with the Data Pre-Processing Component (DPPC) members: Harmond Santos, Senior Science Research Specialist; Research Associates Alex John Escobido and Vincent Louise Azucena endorse the latest UP Campus Map to Chancellor Michael Tan. 

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UP PHIL-LiDAR 1 Attends State of the City Address (SOCA) in Dagupan City

The UP PHIL-LiDAR 1 is honored to have been invited by the local government unit (LGU) of Dagupan City to this year's State of the City Address (SOCA) held in CSI Stadia, Dagupan City on July 17, 2017.  Attendees from the UP PHIL-LiDAR 1 were: Ernanie Marin, Research Associate of Data Archiving & Distribution (DAD) Component, Gianni Mari Sumajit, Research Associate of Flood Modeling Component (FMC), Nur Hussain S. Maba of Training Component, and Santiago dela Cruz of Admin. 

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Memorandum of Agreement for LiDAR data-sharing signed by Partner State Universities and Higher Education Institutions

Last July 15, 2017, the Chancellors and Representatives from the 15 partner State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Secretary Fortunato dela Pena of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for LiDAR data-sharing. The MOA signing ceremony took place in the main stage of the World Trade Center during the last day of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration of the Department of Science and Technology. The Philippine Center for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) in coordination with the Phil-LiDAR Program conducted the preparations for the event.

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UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR Project Turns Over Flood Hazard and Resource Maps to Western Visayas LGUs

 The University of the Philippines Cebu Phil-LiDAR Project turned over flood hazard and natural resource maps to Western Visayas LGUs in a two-day event held at the UP Visayas Auditorium, Iloilo City, having more than 100 LGU delegates in attendance.

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