BORONGAN CITY-The Eastern Samar State University(ESSU) is revving up its academic engagement by hosting the 6th international conference on disaster risk reduction management on Sept. 3-5, Teatro Ibabawnon, ESSU, Borongan City.
This year’s theme is ‘Resilience Means Changing Lifestyle in a Changing Global Climate.’
Welcome remarks will be delivered by ESSU President Edmundo Campoto.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Raul V. Destura of UP National Institutes of Health and inventor of the Bioteck-M Dengue Aqua Kit which won gold in the 46th international exhibition of inventions held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Plenary speakers include Prof. Javad ‘Richard’ Heydarian, Dr. Eulito Casas, Jr, Mr. Julliano Fernando Guiang, Dr. Mark Anthony Velasco, Mr. Alexes Joseph Bendijo, Mr. Peter Negrido, Mr. Joey Capisonda and Dr. Reggy Capacio Figer.
One of the highlights of the conference is the awarding of the first Gawad Batuganan Award to Dr. Destura in recognition for his breakthrough discovery of the dengue diagnostic kit which was funded by DOST-PCHRD.
There will also be parallel paper and poster presentations on the second of the conference.
The conference aims to generate knowledge and technologies that will marshal the widest range of possibilities and solutions relative to disaster risk reduction management.
It also envisions to link up with communities and local government units as able partners who can also provide knowledge, capacities, and networks critical to rebuilding a more cohesive, resilient, and empowered communities
A total of 250 participants coming from various higher educational institutions and local government units are expected to attend the 3-day event which has been favorably endorsed both by CHED and DILG through Secretary Eduardo Año.
Registration fee is P3,500 inclusive of 3 meals, 6 snacks, kit, certificate and tour to selected eco-tourism sites in Eastern Samar.
For inquiries, you may email to or text/call 09468045421, 09281681634 or 09269028516. (V. Agda, Director for Administrative Services)