PGS Lecture Series 2022-12: Felipe Jocano on Filipino martial arts

A Filipino martial arts expert once said that the goal of martial arts is self-growth rather than destroying the enemy.  In the local context, Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) are a form of self and community protection often taught first through the use of handheld weapons such as the stick, knife and various types of indigenous … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-12: Felipe Jocano on Filipino martial arts

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PGS Lecture Series 2022-11: Kerby Alvarez on archival data on Philippine climate

For the 11th PGS Lecture Series of the Philippine Geographical Society for 2022, Associate Professor of History Kerby Alvarez, PhD will share his research on climate studies conducted by the Philippine Weather Bureau (PWB) from 1900-1930s through a historical lens. The presentation entitled Understanding Tropical Manila: Climatic Studies of the Philippine Weather Bureau, 1900s-1930s happens on Tuesday, 29 November … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-11: Kerby Alvarez on archival data on Philippine climate

PGS Lecture Series 2022-10: LA Dimailig on what it means to be a humanitarian geographer

For the 10th PGS Lecture Series of the Philippine Geographical Society for 2022, Geography alumnus Lawrence Anthony Dimailig will share his vast experience as a humanitarian geographer—highlighting some of the  humanitarian activities in ASEAN and how geographic knowledge and perspective are applied in each undertaking.  The presentation entitled Making Maps and Saving Lives: The Works of a Humanitarian … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-10: LA Dimailig on what it means to be a humanitarian geographer

Geography Webbynar #2 (2022-2023): Ryan Alvin Pawilen discusses houses, emotions and folklore

Gaston Bachelard once said: “the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” For the second Geography Webbynar of the UP Department of Geography, for academic year 2022-2023, Assistant Professor Ryan Alvin Pawilen will deliver a talk entitled Housing Culture and Emotions: A Countermapping Exercise with the Laguna Historical … More Geography Webbynar #2 (2022-2023): Ryan Alvin Pawilen discusses houses, emotions and folklore

Geography Webbynar #1 (2022-2023): Peter Sy talks AI-powered geospatial data

The use of geospatial data in research, planning, policy, and other pursuits is nothing new. What is new is the unprecedented level (and sophistication) of use of massive amounts of geospatial and other data powered by artificial intelligence (AI). So powerful are AI technologies that governments are scrambling to put together ethics-first, principle-based governance frameworks, … More Geography Webbynar #1 (2022-2023): Peter Sy talks AI-powered geospatial data

PGS Lecture Series 2022-09: Robert Badrina on climate-influenced land cover change

As the first law of geography states, everything is connected to everything else. For instance in weather forecasting, the mapping of various spatial and temporal dimensions and relationships is important to model the atmospheric processes. This is a crucial input in weather forecasting, climate modeling, and other forms of numerical weather prediction models.  For the … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-09: Robert Badrina on climate-influenced land cover change

PGS Lecture Series 2022-08: Jasmin Callosa-Tarr on the visualisation of spatial data

It is said that Geographic Information System (GIS) organises, manages, visualises and models our datasets. GIS can also ‘transform a table of data into a lively artifact to be handled, studied, and challenged’ (Lund & Sinton, 2007). Outcomes from using GIS not only engages our communities, creates new insights but also integrates with other systems … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-08: Jasmin Callosa-Tarr on the visualisation of spatial data

PGS Lecture Series 2022-07: Juan Miguel Torres on photovoice

The political and social exclusion of women, children, older adults and persons with disabilities (PWDs) – especially the economically disenfranchised – has always been identified as a perennial problem in society. In the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR), the PWDs are among those crucially impacted by natural hazards and climate induced disasters. And yet … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-07: Juan Miguel Torres on photovoice

PGS Lecture Series 2022-06: Russel Andrade on urban biodiversity

The Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) is proud to present the midyear version of the PGS Lecture Series. UP Department of Geography alumnus Russel James Andrade who currently sits as Biodiversity Focal and Project Assistant and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat will give a talk entitled CitiesWithNature: The important role of subnational governments in the protection and … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-06: Russel Andrade on urban biodiversity

PGS Lecture Series 2022-05: Luigi Toda on vulnerabilities and resilience

Continuing with the goal of presenting applied geography undertakings in the Philippines, the Philippine Geographical Society is mounting the fifth PGS Lecture Series for the year. The talk is to be given by Luigi Toda entitled Measuring Vulnerability and Resilience. This lecture happens on Saturday, 28 May 2022 at 2:00PM. An alumnus of the UP … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-05: Luigi Toda on vulnerabilities and resilience