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The PHIVOLCS-REDAS Team conducted a five-day training entitled, "Capacity Enhancement of OCD Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Use of the REDAS Software" last 23 – 27 November 2015 at Best Western Plus Antel Hotel, Makati City. The aim of the training was to show and familiarize the participants with the capability of REDAS software.

There was a total of 15 participants during the training, 13 are from the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and 2 are guest participants from Mines and Geosciences Bureau. The participants were provided with REDAS version 2.8V. A total of 14 license keys was issued during the said training.

The first day of the training covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS, speakers and facilitators, installation and orientation on the basic features of the REDAS software. The following days of the training covered hazards lectures, Building Risk Database, Earthquake Risk Assessment, Use of SQLite as Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. In addition, installation of the softwares Exposure Database Module (EDM), Sqlite and Quantum GIS, ETAM and the EDM and MyTracks in android devices were conducted during the training. Also, they were taught how to collect GPS tracks, and how to use the EDM in Android Devices for building survey. Different Earthquake Risk Assessment Methodologies and computations were also taught in the training as well as identifying building earthquake damage levels for earthquake risk assessment.

Speakers and facilitators during the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Angelito G. Lanuza, Raymond Maximo, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza T. Castro, John Ted Sison, and Frances Marie G. Yanos.