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PHIVOLCS Conducts REDAS Training for PDRF Member Companies PDF Print
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:08

PHIVOLCS conducted a training entitled "Capacity Enhancement of PDRF Companies' Staffs on Hazard, Risk and Exposure Database Development through the Provision and Use of the REDAS Software" from May 4 to May 18, 2016 for staffs of member companies of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF).  The training was divided into three batches. The module taught dealt with Seismic Hazard Assessment.  The training was held at UP ISSI, UP campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The goal of the training was to provide and familiarize the participants with the capability of the REDAS Software, especially the modules which are designed to be used for seismic hazard assessment for use of their respective companies.

There was a total of 66 participants during the whole span of the training - nine from Batch 1 (May 4 -6, 2016), 28 from Batch 2 (May 10 - 12), and 29 from Batch 3 (May 16 - 18). The first and third batches comprised of representatives from Hotel 101, Makati Diamond Residences, Megaworld, MERALCO, Peace and Equity Foundation, Philex Mining, PhilExport, PJLhuiller Group, Silangan Mining, Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, St Lukes Med Center – Global City, Tigers Resorts, Team Sual Corp, Team Energy and TMC-NLEX. The second batch was exclusively attended by the Aboitiz Group of companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Power Corp, Aboitizland, AP Renewables, SN Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Power Oil Group, Subic Enerzone Corp, Visayan Electric Company, Therma Luzon, Inc., PILMICO, City Savings Bank and Union Bank of the Philippines. The participants were provided with REDAS Version 2.8Y. A total of 64 REDAS software license keys was issued during the said event.

 REDAS facilitators providing assistance during the training exercises.

SOEPD - OIC Ishmael C. Narag giving lecture on Seismicity Assessment and Earthquake Catalogue to the PDRF Participant

The first day of the training for each batch covered the introduction of PHIVOLCS Installation and orientation on the basic features of REDAS Software. The second day featured the use of the SQLite Module for database management as well as other features of REDAS such as digitization, annotation and seismicity assessment. The third day covered seismic hazard assessment module (SHA) and introduction to earthquake risk assessment as a prelude to the next module dealing on risk assessment.

The participants showed enthusiasm during the duration of the training. According to them, the tool will be able to help them determine the possible hazards to their facilities and business.

Speakers and facilitators during the three-part training were Director Renato U Solidum, Jr., Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, Winchelle Ian G. Sevilla, Angelito Lanuza, Dave Andrei V. Rivera, Ruffy R. Villanueva, Greggue Ann Lyza Castro, John Ted S. Sison, Lawrence Lontoc, Chayserie A. Moises, Clint Drexel M. Ongue, and Joana C. Umbaña.