Viewing entries posted in January 2017

Philippine National LiDAR Conference 2017 takes Cebu City by Storm

The Philippine National LiDAR Conference 2017 hosted by the University of San Carlos (USC) and University of the Philippines, Cebu (UP Cebu) took place in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel last January 18-20, 2017 with the theme "On the Cutting Edge: Geospatial Technology at the Forefront of Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Resource Management in the Philippines." This was attended by more than 500 stakeholders coming from all corners of the Philippines. Present were Department of Science and Techology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena, the Cebu City Administrator representing Cebu Provincial Governor Hilario P. Davide, III, Father Dionisio Miranda, President of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Program Leader of the Phil-LiDAR 1 Program, Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Program Leader of the Phil-LiDAR 2 Program, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Usec. Rowena Guevara, Congressman Erico Aumentado who is the Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee in the 17th Congress, DOST Region VII Regional Director Edilberto Paradela, Mr. Rene Meily, President of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), Mr. Baltazar Tribunalo, Jr., Cebu PDRRMO representative, Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director of Project NOAH, Atty. Gloria Estenzo-Ramos, VP of Oceana Philippines, Engr. Ayin Tamondong, Project Leader of CoastMAP, and For. Nerissa Gatdula, Chief Science Research Specialist of PARMAP, as well as the partner state universities and higher education institutions of both the Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 Programs.

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UP Baguio Phil-LiDAR 1 Turns Over Flood Hazard Maps to Region I and CAR LGUs

The Luzon Cluster of the Phil-LiDAR 1 Program held its 4th conference and flood hazard maps turnover at the Marco Polo Function Room of El Cielito Inn, Baguio City on January 5-6, 2017. The host state university for the two-day event was University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) headed by Dr. Chelo S. Pascua, Project Leader of UPB Phil-LiDAR 1. 

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