The Quezon City Science Community Foundation, Inc. (QCSCFI), an organization of multi-disciplinary institutions from government, academe and private sectors strengthens its partnership for the year 2015 to step up and enhance the disaster risk reduction efforts of Quezon City.
Formed in 1993 initially by the 5 Department of Science and Technology (DOST) agencies with offices in Diliman, the foundation now has 20 member institutions, with Dean Evangeline P. Bautista of Ateneo de Manila as the current President. Other officers of the QCSCFI Board of Directors for 2014-2016 are Mayor Herbert Bautista of the Quezon City Government, Dr. Rod Allan de Lara of the Philippine Science High School System, and Dr. Alumanda Dela Rosa, Director of Philippine Nuclear Research Institute. The three sectoral representatives are Dr. Michael Tan, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Diliman, for the Science Education and Awareness Sectorm, Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr, Director of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), for the Environment Enhancement and Protection, and Dr. Julius A Lecciones, Executive Director of Philippine Children’s Medical Center, for the Health and Medicine Sector.
A major activity of the foundation for 2015 is the conduct of a Workshop on Integrating Hazard Maps into the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan of Selected Barangays in Quezon City on 14 October 2015 at the PHIVOLCS Auditorium, C.P. Garcia Avenue, U.P. Diliman Campus, Quezon City. Spearheaded by PHIVOLCS and in partnership with the Quezon City government, the workshop aims to increase community and family preparedness, enhance communication system, and identify barangay earthquake evacuation areas. Officials from nine barangays of Quezon City traversed the West Valley Fault, a possible source of a major earthquake, will participate in the workshop together with the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.
To coincide with the workshop is a Press Briefing scheduled on 14 October, 10:30-11:30 AM at the PHIVOLCS 2nd floor Conference Room. The foundation’s activities for 2015 will be presented by the members of the QCSFI Board of Directors.
For information about the event, please contact:
Renato U. Solidum, Jr, 9262611
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)-DOST