PSBA-Manila Graduate School of Business will hold its 3rd International Research Colloquium on the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018

The Philippine School of Business Administration – Manila, Disaster Risk Management Unit along with the The University of the Philippines Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. and the Quezon City Government will hold its 3rd International Research Colloquium on October 13, 2018 in the Quezon City Experience (QCX) Conference Theatre, Quezon City Circle, Quezon City, Philippines. The theme for this Colloquium is “Business Management Resiliency towards Risk Reduction in Changing Climate: Promoting Financial, Industrial and Environmental Safety”.

October 13 is also the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is timely for the theme of the Colloquium. There are more than 100 participants expected including PSBA-Manila Master and Doctorate students, Graduate School and Undergraduate Schools’ Faculty members, UP-SURP faculty members, UP PLANADES representatives, Quezon City Government Scholars, International researchers and guests.

In addition to inviting experts on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management to speak on the topic, the Colloquium will provide students space to present their ideas for mitigating the effects of climate change in business management resiliency.

The Concept Note for the Colloquium can be found below.



Academic Year 2018-2019

Theme: Business Management Resiliency towards Risk Reduction in Changing Climate: Promoting Financial, Industrial and Environmental Safety
Date: 13 October 2018
Venue: Quezon City Experience (QCX) Conference Theatre, Quezon City Circle, Quezon City
Number of


We are expecting more than 100 participants that include PSBA-Manila Master and Doctorate students, Graduate School and Undergraduate Schools’ Faculty members, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines (UP-SURP) students and faculty members, Planning and Development Research Foundation Inc.(PLANADES) representatives, Quezon City Government (QCG) Scholars, International researchers and delegates.

Organizing Partners:

Disaster Risk Management Unit, Graduate School of Business, Philippine School of Business and Administration-Manila, QCG, UP-SURP and PLANADES.

Supporting Partners:

Asian Institute of Technology, Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institute (GADRI), Sustainable Development Solutions Network – A Global Initiative for the United Nations (UNSDSN)

Background and Rationale:

The Third International Research Colloquium of the Philippines School of Business Administration – Manila (PSBA) is another step towards an intelligent search for solutions to the business continuity problems related to disaster impact in changing climate. The theme of this year’s Research Colloquium is “Business Management Resiliency towards Risk Reduction in Changing Climate: Promoting Financial, Industrial and Environmental Safety”.

With the latest researches that will be shared by Graduate School students and international scholars, it is hoped that not only PSBA, but also the entire country will benefit from such kind of events in promoting financial, industrial and environmental safety. This Colloquium is expected to be an event full of learning about the importance of business management resiliency; how climate-resilient is a business organization; and how firms around the world are adapting to the megatrend of the Climate Change.

The frequency and intensity of disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Their impact on our own well-being, livelihood, and economy, including industries, is ever-increasing. Essentially, the increasing impact of disasters on the numbers affected and on economic and material loss is logically explained by the increasing levels of vulnerability of people, caused by poverty, having to settle in marginal risk-prone areas due to population pressure, environmental degradation, and ill-planned development interventions.

Moreover, Climate Change is emerging as a threat to the stability of the financial system. The finance industry could be forced into making rapid adjustments if they do not gradually expose where their Climate Change risks might lie, which could trigger steep losses. Thus, there is a serious need to strengthen our chances of surviving disasters.

To deal with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the United Nations (UN) and member countries showed their concern by formulating the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in 2005 which set goals to reduce disaster losses by 2015. The HFA states that, “At times of disasters, impacts and losses can be substantially reduced if authorities, individuals and communities in hazard-prone areas are well prepared and ready to act and are equipped with the knowledge and capacities for effective disaster management”. In addition, 2015 was an important year for DRR and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in the international level. Following the end of the HFA, the Sendai Framework was developed with seven targets through four priorities for action by the year 2030 focusing on DRR. Further, in December 2015, a conference between 195 countries was held in Paris, France which set goals for Climate Change came to be known as “The Paris Agreement”. In addition, in September 2015 at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, a final document for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was developed, which lists 169 targets over 17 goals, each with its own indicators to measure compliance. The 13th SDG in particular focuses on Climate Action.

At the regional level, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has also issued joint declarations and statements on working effectively against Climate Change and for DRR. This includes adopting a protocol or legal instrument to understand more about Climate Change and DRR issues and to engage in joint efforts to address these issues.

In the Philippines, there are laws that promote DRR and CCA as mandated by two major laws: the Republic Act No. 10121, the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010; and the Republic Act No. 9729, or the Climate Change Act of 2009. These mandates provide the legal basis for formulating policies, plans, and programs to deal with business management resiliency.

In line with this, we need to reinforce our institutional capacity for disaster risk reduction and management and build up the resilience of our communities, including the financial, industrial, and environmental sectors. In recent times where factors contributing towards vulnerability are widespread, the challenges posed to humankind by disasters, whether natural or man-made, are larger than ever. Disaster vulnerability is a problem we have been facing for over hundreds of years. Indeed, businesses will inevitably be impacted. These impacts include reduced revenues due to operational disruptions and decrease in business activities; increased maintenance costs of damaged infrastructure; shortening of assets’ lifetime and decrease in value; and a substantial increase in insurance premiums and retrofitting costs as more infrastructures are damaged and regulations/technology standards evolve.

The main objective of this International Colloquium is to contribute to business continuity and resiliency planning by sharing knowledge acquired through relevant studies and researches within and among DRM planners, business administrators, and implementers in this region of Asia. It is also the intention of the Colloquium to raise the general awareness of the MBA and DBA students of PSBA and the other participants of the Colloquium on this subject. Particularly, this Colloquium seeks to disseminate knowledge and share good practices in terms of following:

  1. Introducing various disaster risk financing and insurance schemes for vulnerable groups and/or communities;
  2. Sharing of tools and practices in preventing new disaster risks and reducing existing disaster risks especially through the implementation of integrated and inclusive economic, structural, legal, social, health, cultural, educational, environmental, technological, political, and institutional measures that can significantly contribute in preventing and reducing hazard exposure and vulnerability to disaster, increasing preparedness for response and recovery, and thus strengthening resilience;
  3. Promoting instruments, tools, methodologies, and approaches to enhance implementation capacity and capability of developing countries as well as middle-income countries facing specific challenges, including the mobilization of support through international cooperation for the provision of means of implementation in accordance with their national priorities;
  4. Providing knowledge on needed measures to reduce vulnerability and to increase capacity to cope with disaster impacts on businesses and overall economy through mainstreaming it into our daily life function in the terms of integrating in the Countries’ development Programs, Projects, and Activities;
  5. Promoting awareness and understanding on issues related to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate-related disasters;
  6. Disseminating knowledge and sharing innovations in risk reduction towards business resiliency; and
  7. Determine the relevance of business resiliency towards risk reductions in changing climate, how it affects the financial, industrial, and environmental safety of different business organizations/sectors, and how these businesses can deal/ cope-up on this changing climate.

Further, the Colloquium will provide students the much-needed space to present their ideas that could form part of the country’s reservoir of practices in the hope of mitigating the effects of climate change in business. The participants in this Colloquium will include students in graduate studies, the faculty of PSBA, and speakers from other countries that specialized in this topic.

October 13 also happens to be the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction which celebrates how communities all over the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. This Colloquium, in turn, is our own observance in building a more disaster-resilient business community and promoting safer financial, industrial, and environmental sectors.

To GADRI members:

We are opening this event exclusively for GADRI Members. Further, the PSBA-Manila DRM Unit shall extend support to three members for accommodation and meals for two nights (October 12 and 13) on a first-come first-served basis. Kindly send a letter of intent to participate and request for invitation to the DRM E-Learning Coordinator, Mr. Ramon Iñigo Espinosa at <> on or before September 26, 2018. Please note that airfare and transportation must be shouldered by the participant. We can also provide assistance in reserving accommodations for the event.

Tentative Program
Time Activity/Title of the Presentation Person or Institution In charge
8:00 – 8:20 Registration PSBA-Manila & UP PLANADES
8:20 – 8:30 Opening Prayer, National Anthem and Introduction of Resource Speaker Dr. Lualhati Macapagal, Editor, GSB Business Research Journal, PSBA-Manila
8:30 – 8:40 Resource Speaker

Welcome Message, Acknowledgement of Presence to Chief of Manila DRRMO
Mr. Felix L. Abad and Introduction of the Guest Speakers

Dr. Mario Delos Reyes, Dean, UP-SURP and President, UP PLANADES
8:40 – 8:55 Guest Speaker Message and Welcome to the Participants Hon. Herbert Constantine Bautista, Mayor, Quezon City
8:55 – 9:10 Guest Speaker Message and Overview of the Colloquium Hon. Gov. Antonio Cerilles, Governor, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
9:10 – 9:25 Research and Development Perspective towards Business Continuity Dr. Fidel Nemenzo, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development, University of the Philippines, Diliman
9:25 – 9:40 Resource Speaker

Title: Tracking the Economic Impacts of Flooding I Metro Manila: A Multi-Period CGE Analysis

Dr. Philip Arnold Tuaño, Associate Chair and Assistant Professor, Faculty Social Involvement, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
9:40 – 9:55 Resource Speaker

Title: Public Private Partnership: Business Continuity overview

Dr. Primitivo Cal, Executive Director PLANADES
9:55 – 10:10 Resource Speaker

Title: State of DRRM in Metro Manila: Business Continuity perspective

Mr. Marlon Henson Obligado, Plans and Programs Officer, Office of the Civil Defense (OCD)
10:10 – 10:15 Open Forum Dr. Jose Teodorico Molina, Chair, GSB Ad Hoc Committee, PSBA-Manila
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break and Group Photo Quezon City Experience (QCX)
10:30 – 10:50 Resource Speaker

Title: Promoting Solar Energy towards Climate Change Mitigation: SolarNRG Business Perspective in the Philippines

Mr. Mark Martin Consenheim, Country Manager, Philippines SolarNRG


10:50 – 11:00 Title: A Need Assessment of Community Based Primary Psycho Social Support Center for Children in Quezon City Presenter: Mr. Froilan San Juan, MBA-DRM, PSBA-Manila
11:00 – 11:15 Resource Speaker

Title: Governing for Sustainable Urban Development in the era of Climate Change and Risk Management

Dr. Elias Sampa, Director, Curriculum & Programs, Australian International School
11:15 – 11:30 Resource Speaker

Title: Business Resilience for Sustainable Livelihood: A Holistic Approach for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr. Indrajit Pal (video message)

Ms. Afshana Parven, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Ph.D Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Faculty Member in Bangladesh
11:30 – 11:45 Resource Speaker

Title: Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction: Insurance Mechanism towards Risk Pooling

Mr. Karl Michael Marasigan, Head, QC- Disaster Risk Reduction Management office (DRRMO)
11:45 – 11:55 Resource Speaker

Title: Quezon City Local Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2027 (Development Sectoral Based Action Plan)

Ms. Frederika Rentoy, Head, Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department, Quezon City Government, Philippines
11:55 – 12:05 Open Forum Prof. Carmelita Liwag & Dr. Hussein Lidasan, UP-SURP, Diliman, QC
12:05 – 13:00 Lunch with Acoustic session Quezon City Experience (QCX)
Session I
13:00 – 14:10
Plenary Session Chair of the Session: Archt. Pedro Rodriguez, Head, QC-CPDO
13:00 – 13:15 Resource Speaker

Title: Business Process Impact in Changing Climate; United Arab Emirates Perspective

Mr. Abdul Ghafoor, Chief Executive Officer, Mangrove Services LLC, Business Bay Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13:15 – 13:30 Resource Speaker

Title: Punjab Province: Risk Assessment and Disaster Management towards Business Continuity

Engr. Rabiya Mukhtar, Punjab Disaster Management Authority, Project Implementation Unit, Lahore Pakistan
13:30 – 13:45 Resource Speaker
Title: Viewing Nile Basin in a Changing Climate – Implications and impacts on Food Security
Dr. Haytham Awad, Director, Entrepreneurship Office, RDI Focal Point, Engineering Sector, Alexandria University, Egypt
13:45 – 13:55 Title: Small Medium Enterprise Business Continuity Planning in Barangay Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City Presenter: Ms. Dominga Capistrano, MBA-DRM, PSBA-Manila
13:55 – 14:05 Title: Determining Carbon Emission Levels among High and Low-income Households in Quezon City Presenter: Ms. Mirasol Santos


14:05 – 14:10 Open Forum Archt. Pedro Rodriguez
14:10 – 14:15 Distribution of Plaques of Appreciation Dr. Tabassam Raza & Dr. Jose Peralta, Associate Dean & Dean and President, PSBA-Manila
Session II

14:15 – 15:00

Plenary Session Chair of the Session: Dr. Grace Enriquez, Professor, PSBA- Manila
14:15 – 14:25 Title: Enhancing Existing Eye Examination Protocol for Clients with Color Blindness at Sunnies Specs: Mixed Bundling Strategy Presenter: Mr. Ian Emmanuel Gasolasco, MBA, PSBA-Manila
14:25 – 14:35 Title: Enhancing Loyola Grand Villas Subdivision Emergency Evacuation Plan: A Model for Open Space Evacuation in Quezon City Presenter: Mr. Jonathan Africa,
14:35 – 14:45 Title: Environmental Impact Assessment Compliance by Five Leading Chemical Plants in the Philippines: A Knowledge Guide Post Presenter: Ms. Jaclyn Vanessa Macapagal, MBA- DRM, PSBA-Manila
14:45 – 14:55 Title: An Assessment of the M.7.2 Earthquake Impact Risk Reduction and Management of Top 5 Most Vulnerable Barangays in Quezon City Presenter: Mr. Allan Saleh de Vera,
14:55 – 15:00 Open Forum Dr. Grace Enriquez
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break Quezon City Experience (QCX)
Session III

15:15 – 16:00

Plenary Session Chair of the Session: Dr. Jun Castro, Professor, UP-SURP
15:15 – 15:25 Title: Enhanced Cash Transfer Programming Model for Disaster Affected Areas in the Philippines Presenter: Ms. Alma Rossana Gutierrez

DBA, PSBA-Manila

15:25 – 15:35 Title: Lessons from the APRU-IRIdES Multi-Hazards Summer School Presenter: Mr. Ramon Iñigo Espinosa

E-learning Coordinator, GSB, DRM Unit, PSBA-Manila

15:35 – 15:45 Title: Diagnostic for Human Trafficking level of Philippine (Filipino) Overseas Workers: An Enhanced Action Plan Presenter: Mr. Philip Michael Reyes

MBA, PSBA-Manila

15:45 – 15:55 Title: Assessing the Impact of Social Media on Toy Industry Growth: A case of Leading 5 Toy Kingdom stores in Metro Manila, Philippines Presenter: Ms. Hanh Nguyen Thi,

MBA, PSBA-Manila


15:55 – 16:00 Open Forum Dr. Jun Castro
Session IV

16:00 – 17:00

Plenary Session Chair of the Session: Dr. Eduardo Ong, Professor, PSBA-Manila
16:00 – 16:10 Title: Evaluating Employees’ Retention Factors of Five Leading Shared Services Companies: A Retention Strategy Model Presenter: Mr. Paulo Noel Mazo,

DBA, Dissertation Student

16:10 – 16:20 Tile: Operation Management towards Business Continuity of Marble Industry: A contingency Plan of Municipality of Romblon, Philippines Presenter: Mr. Jan Christopher Cacdac,

DBA, Dissertation Student

16:20 – 16:30 Title: The Development of Seismic Fragility Curves for Bohol C1(Masonry) & CHB (Concrete Hollow block) Type Residential Buildings Presenter: Engr. Rodolfo Arias,
MBA, PSBA-Manila
16:30 – 16:40 Title: Infant Milk Formula (SIMILAC) Strategic Plan towards Competitive Selling in Five (5) Leading Hospitals in NCR Presenter: Mr. Paul Michael Dungo, MBA, PSBA-Manila
16:40 – 16:50 Title: The Impact of Television Advertisement of Five Leading Fast Food Chains on Children’s Wants: Parents’ Point of View, Pasig City Presenter: Mr. Ngoc Bo Bui,

MBA, PSBA-Manila

16:50 – 17:00 Open Forum Dr. Eduardo Ong
Session V

17:00 – 17:40

Plenary Session Chair of the Session: Dr. Leonardo Medina Jr., Professor, PSBA-Manila
17:00 – 17:10 Title: The Impact of E-commerce to Small and Medium Enterprise in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro Presenter: Ms. Myra Len Villaruel
17:10 – 17:20 Title: Bamboo as a Sustainable Practice in Brazil: Architecture,
Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion
Presenter: Ms. Anna Clara da Costa Marcall, Brazil, Spring Program Class, UP SURP
17:20 – 17:30 Title: Environmental Certification in the Building Sector of Peru Presenter: Ms. Iris Katherine Quintana, Miralles, Peru, Spring Program Class, UP SURP
17:30 – 17:35 Title: An Evaluation of Existing Fish Marketing Practices and Distribution in Navotas Fishing Port and Fish Markets in Metro Manila an Innovative Marketing Model Presenter: Mr. Remigio Tiambeng, DBA, Dissertation Student
17:40 – 17:45 Open Forum Dr. Leonardo Medina Jr.
17:45 – 17:50 Distribution of Plaques of Appreciation Dr. Tabassam Raza & Mr. Paul Michael Dungo, Associate Dean & President of GSB Student Council, PSBA-Manila
17:50 – 18:00 Synthesis and Closing Remarks Dr. Tabassam Raza, PSBA-Manila


3rd IRC 2018 – Prefinal Draft

Emcees: Prof. Carmelita Liwag & Dr. Hussein Lidasan