Philippine School of Business Administration – Manila Wins Regional Gawad KALASAG Award, 2019

July 30, 2019 – The Philippine School of Business Administration – Manila (PSBA-Manila) wins the Regional Gawad KALASAG Awards 2019 for the Higher Education Institution category in the National Capital Region. The Gawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Award is the country’s premier recognition scheme to various stakeholders that design and implement Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) programs that protect high-risk communities against hazards and improve capacity to addressing their vulnerabilities and coping from disasters. This was second year PSBA-Manila won the award for the Higher Education Institution.

Photo 1. 2019 Gawad Kalasag Banner

The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), National Capital Region (NCR) held the 2019 Gawad KALASAG Award Ceremony for NCR, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Dimalupig Hall A, Armed Forces of the Philippines Commissioned Officers Clubhouse, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. PSBA-Manila was represented by Dr. Jose F. Peralta, President of PSBA-Manila and Dr. Tabassam Raza, Director of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Unit and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Business. The award was given by MGen. Romulo M. Cabantac Jr., Regional Director of OCD-NCR, and Director Col. Amante Salvador, Metro Manila DRRMC. PSBA-Manila, being a partner of Quezon City, was also accompanied by Hon. City Mayor Josefina Belmonte-Alimurung in receiving the award. Dr. Peralta and Dr. Raza was accompanied by Engr. Ernie Lopez, Senior System Analyst; Mr. Ramon Iñigo M. Espinosa; Assistant Manager for DRM and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Projects and Researches; and Mr. Kennedy Lim, ICT Technical Assistant.

Photo 2. Front from left: Dir. R. Cabantac Jr., Hon. Mayor Joy Belmonte, Hon Guest, Dr. J. Peralta, Dir. Salvador, and Dr. T. Raza
Back from left: Mr. R. Espinosa, Mr. K. Lim, Mr. E. Lopez

The PSBA-Manila partner Quezon City Government has also won the regional Gawad KALASAG Awards 2019 as Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council (Highly Urbanized City Category) and Government Emergency Management Services, which were received by Hon. Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurung and Quezon City DRRMO Head Mr. Karl Michael Marasigan.

Photo 3. Front from left: Dir. R. Cabantac Jr., Hon. Mayor Joy Belmonte, Mr. K. Marasigan, Dir. Salvador, Ms. B. Perez, and Military Officer
Back from left: Quezon City DRRMO Officers

First placers in the Regional Gawad KALASAG Awards 2019, including PSBA-Manila, are now qualified for the 2019 National Gawad KALASAG Awards for their respective categories against other regional Gawad KALASAG winners from other regions.

The following are the winners of the NCR Gawad KALASAG Awards 2019:

Category Awardees
Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council (Highly Urbanized City Category) Quezon City DRRM Council
Best Urban Barangay DRRM Committee
Best Public Elementary School Pasig Elementary School, Pasig City
Best Private Elementary School Xavier School, San Juan City
Best Public High School Bagbaguin National High School, Valenzuela City
Best Private Elementary School San Diego Parochial School, Valenzuela City
Best Higher Education Institution Philippine School of Business Administration, Manila
Best Specialty Hospital Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, Tala, Caloocan City
Best Government Emergency Management Services Quezon City DRRM Office