Day 2 Talks

Schedule of Activities for October 24, 2020

Morning Plenary Talks

Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD
Former Chancellor and Professor, University of the Philippines, Los Baños

BGen. (Ret) Eliseo M. Rio Jr., PECE
Former Undersecretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology

Arch. Lam Khee Poh, PhD
  • Dean, Department of Architecture School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
  • Provost’s Chair Professor of Architecture and Building
  • Professor Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

Arch. Theodore C. Chan
  • Senior Director, CIAP Architects

  • Past-President and Fellow, Singapore Institute of Architects

Afternoon Plenary Talks

Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MAHPS
Chancellor, University of the Philippines, Manila

Business, Education and Social Services Professions
Carmelita P. Pabiton, PhD

Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Guidance and Counseling


Health Professions
Godofreda V. Dalmacion, MD

Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine

Engineering Professions
Engr. Francis V. Mapile, PEE

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Electrical Engineering

Technology Professions
Arch. Robert S. Sac

Chairman, Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture

PPS9 Resolution
Atty. Ramil G. Gabao

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Criminology


and

Atty. Samuel B. Padilla

Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy

EnP. Lirio T. Abuyuan
Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Environmental Planning

Engr. Concordio D. Zuñiga, CESO III
Over-all Chairperson, 9th Philippine Professional Summit

Fishbowl Conversation Session

Moderator: For. Neria A. Andin, MSF, CESO III
Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board for Foresters


Discussants:
Arch. Ma. Luisa Daya-Garcia, UAP, AA

ASEAN Architect


and

Raquel S. Sayo, MD
Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine


Q&A Sessions

Moderator: Engr. Herminio J. Orbe, PECE, MBA
Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Electronics Engineering


Facilitators:
Engr. Alnar L. Detalla, PECE, PhD

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Electronics Engineering

and

Engr. Romulo R. Agatep, PECE

Vice President, Philippine Technological Council

Moderator: Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza, MTM, PEE
Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Electrical Engineering


Facilitator: Virgith B. Buena, RND, RD

Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Nutrition and Dietetics


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Anthony Aldrin C. Santiago, MClinPharm
Officer-in-Charge, Professional Regulatory Board of Pharmacy

Panelists:
Eleanor B. Almoro, MD
Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine

and

Sheila R. Bonito, RN, MAN, DrPH

Dean, College of Nursing, University of the Philippines, Manila


Townhall Action Planning Workshop: The Glocal Professionals’ Collective Action for Change

Rosita L. Navarro, LPT, PhD
Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board for Professional Teachers

Melinda L. Garcia, DMD
Officer-in-Charge, Professional Regulatory Board of Dentistry

Engr. Praxedes P. Bernardo, MSCE
Chairperson, Professional Regulatory Board of Civil Engineering

EnP. Corazon B. Cruz
Member, Professional Regulatory Board of Environmental Planning

What can you expect from every talk?

  • Conference room
  • Spillover room
  • Feedback form
  • Video recording of the talk
  • Certificate
  • Extra: Downloadables

CPD Certificate
The certificate is accredited for all professional CPD Councils. 
Video on demand
Lifetime access to recordings for all sessions.

Day 2 Speakers

Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD


Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD is a full professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR). He obtained his bachelor and masteral degrees in forestry at UPLB and his doctoral degree in watershed management at the University of Arizona. He is a former Director of the Forestry Development Center (1995-2001), a policy research and development center, Dean of the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (2007-2011) and Chancellor of UPLB (2011-2014). Currently he is a National Academy of Science and Technology Academician. He is also a member of the National Pool of Technical Experts of the Climate Change Commission, member of the People Survival Fund Board, and outgoing member of the Board of Directors of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet). He was a member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1992-1995; 1997-2000; and 2004-2007.

Enhancing Land Use Planning and Developments Towards Minimizing Public Health Risks


October 24. 9:00 am

This presentation will highlight a land-based solution to minimizing public health risks related to outbreaks of diseases such as COVID-19. It has long been recognized that there is association of the increasing degradation of natural habitats including forests to the outbreaks of diseases. Degradation of natural habitats due to expansion of human activities is facilitated by the lack of stringent regulation of land use and land development. This is exacerbated by fragmented land use planning that leads to indiscriminate land conversion and misuse and abuse of land. An alternative approach to land use planning is proposed in this presentation as a strategy for minimizing undue degradation of natural habitats that hopefully will help reduce occurrences of vector-borne/ animal-borne disease outbreaks.

Fishbowl Conversation Session

Moderator: For. Neria A. Andin, MSF

Discussants:
Arch. Ma. Luisa Daya-Garcia, UAP, AA

and

Raquel S. Sayo, MD

BGen. (Ret) Eliseo M. Rio Jr., PECE


BGen. Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. was appointed as Undersecretary for Special Concerns last September 13, 2016 at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). He became the Acting Secretary of DICT from October 22, 2017 to July 1, 2019, and Undersecretary for Operations from July 2, 2019 to May 22, 2020. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer (ECE) and was one of the topnotches (4th place) in ECE Licensure Examination conducted in 1971.

He served the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and is now a retired Brigadier General. He held various positions in the AFP Research and Development Center (AFPRDC) from September 1968 to April 1969. USec. Rio was assigned with Communication Company, 4th Inf Division, in Mindanao from 16 October 1969 to May 1971.
He was selected as the “Most Outstanding Professional in the Field of Electronics and Communication for the Year 2002” by the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Undersecretary Rio was a former Commissioner at the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). One of his significant accomplishments in NTC was the surfacing the way to the proliferation of Call Centers and BPO’s Industry, now 2nd of the country’s top biggest dollar earners next to OFW remittances, by enacting in year 2002, NTC MC 08-07-2002:-Rules And Regulations Authorizing Entities Other Than Public Telecommunications Entities To Install And Operate Public Calling Stations/Offices And Telecenters.

SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS while in DICT :-
1. Made possible the entry of a third major telco player, through a selection process called “Highest Committed Level of Service (HCLOS)”, the first ever done in the world, that not only ensured a healthy compilation in the telecom industry, but also set the standards of the industry to level of service at par with our more progressive neighboring countries.

2. Improved internet access through a MOA with Facebook to provide 2Tbps of high speed low cost internet connectivity to USA

3. Improve telecommunication infrastructure through common cell towers and fiber optic systems.

4. Encouraged investments on telecommunication infrastructures that on 2019, committed Investments from the ICT sector was around P500 Billion, almost equal to the contribution of ALL other sectors combined.

Digital Transformation in the Current and Post Pandemic Scenarios 


October 24. 9:45 am

When the global pandemic struck and the countries’ COVID-19 response became an unprecedented historic unison of community quarantine and lockdowns for months, companies and businesses were forced to close, downsize, declare bankruptcy, and for those that survived, shift to remote work. The historic health crisis necessarily and legislatively mandated everyone at all levels of society into hand hygiene, healthcare face mask protection, and social distancing.

Q&A Session

Moderator: Engr. Herminio J. Orbe, PECE, MBA

Facilitators:
Engr. Alnar L. Detalla, PECE, PhD

and

Engr. Romulo R. Agatep, PECE

Arch. Lam Khee Poh, PhD


Professor Lam is architect and researcher who specializes in computational design support systems for total building performance analysis and building diagnostics. He is a member of the Singapore Future Economy Council Built Environment Sub Committee, and an Advisory Board member of the Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities and Delos, USA, which established the world's first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. He was awarded the 2013 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation from the US National Science Foundation “for exemplary research contribution to technology innovation and positive impact on technology, industry and the society as a whole”. He also received the IBM Faculty Award in 2010.

The Concept of Total Building Performance and Diagnostics Revisited


October 24. 10:30 am

The concept of “Total Building Performance and Diagnostics”, established in the mid 1980’s, aims to contribute to best practices in sustainable and green architecture and position the building industry in the fore-front of a knowledge-based approach to the entire building delivery process. It is an integrated and holistic framework for conceptualizing, specifying, designing, analyzing and commissioning a building project and may even be extended to post-occupancy management and maintenance. TBPD is not just about the application of “hi-tech” building systems and/or materials. It seeks to rationally and systematically exploit the synergy of the various relevant technologies and management know-how to bring about desirable building performance at a reasonable and affordable price tag.

Q&A Session

Moderator: Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza, MTM, PEE

Facilitator: Virgith B. Buena, RND, RD

Arch. Theodore C. Chan


Ar. Theodore is Senior Director at CIAP Architects Pte Ltd where he was instrumental in the design and implementation team of several award-winning healthcare projects: Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, NUHS Medical Centre and Yishun Community Hospital. In 2019 he was a Finalist at the World Architecture Festival (Amsterdam 2019) and Recipient of the Green Architect Award 2019. He served as President of Singapore Institute of Architects (2012-2015) where he developed the curriculum for the Architectural Practice Course and the National Competency Standards for Architectural Practice.

Pandemic Challenge: Changing the Way We Live and Work


October 24. 10:50 am

Ar. Theodore EC Chan (Senior Director at CIAP Architects Ptd Ltd and Past-President Singapore Institute of Architects) shares his views on what's in store for the Built-Environment Sector in post-pandemic Singapore, sharing practical suggestions for how Architects and Builders can improve on the design and construction of Healthcare Facilities for better response to future pandemics.

Q&A Session

Moderator: Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza, MTM, PEE

Facilitator: Virgith B. Buena, RND, RD

Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MAHPS


Dr. Padilla is Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Professor of Pediatrics at the College of Medicine and Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Manila. She is the Founding Director of the Institute of Human Genetics and Newborn Screening Reference Center at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Padilla has been a recipient of national and international awards. In 2019, she received the Most Outstanding Professional in Medicine and Eric C. Nubla Excellence Award from the Professional Regulation Commission. In the area of policy making, she is responsible for the Newborn Screening Act of 2004 (RA 9288) and the Rare Disease Act (RA 10747).

Leadership and Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration Amidst a Global Crisis


October 24. 1:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities to the health and science community. Shortly after the standstill brought by the ECQ, resilience and creativity became evident among the various practitioner groups, the academe and the research community. The past 6 months demonstrated the value of multi-disciplinary collaboration as a major tool for survival from the crisis. Academe shifted to remote learning to ensure a continuous supply of health practitioners. Hospital administrators worked on real-time training of doctors, nurses and staff to respond to the pandemic. Doctors and other health professionals, engineers, physicists, basic and social scientists embarked on research as response to increased need for local resources as a result of the lockdown. One of the earliest researches was the local COVID-19 kit development and since then, University of the Philippines Manila has registered 250+ researches in various areas of themes (clinical trials, biomedical devices including a locally made ventilator, etc). The Philippine General Hospital has shared critical lessons in the operations of the COVID Referral Center. Throughout the challenging months of the pandemic, shared leadership of the government, academe, private sector will help the country.

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Anthony Aldrin C. Santiago, MClinPharm

Panelists:
Eleanor B. Almoro, MD

and

Sheila R. Bonito, RN, MAN, DrPH

EnP. Lirio T. Abuyuan

“Globalization” is true even in the negative sense that crowned virus can wreck world-wide havoc, and thus GLOCAL Professionals must face the challenges – a necessary “Localization”? All of a sudden, we see the rise of a myriad ways this pandemic is disrupting industries – “Work From Home” or Remote Work, more Digital Learning for Basic and Higher Education where access and marginalization inevitably raises issues; more e-commerce and online selling where taxation issues become an afterthought; contactless meetings, payments, banking and what not.

Synthesis


October 24. 2:45 pm

When the global pandemic struck and the countries’ COVID-19 response became an unprecedented historic unison of community quarantine and lockdowns for months, companies and businesses were forced to close, downsize, declare bankruptcy, and for those that survived, shift to remote work. The historic health crisis necessarily and legislatively mandated everyone at all levels of society into hand hygiene, healthcare face mask protection, and social distancing.

Townhall Workshop Speakers

October 24. 1:45 pm

When the global pandemic struck and the countries’ COVID-19 response became an unprecedented historic unison of community quarantine and lockdowns for months, companies and businesses were forced to close, downsize, declare bankruptcy, and for those that survived, shift to remote work. The historic health crisis necessarily and legislatively mandated everyone at all levels of society into hand hygiene, healthcare face mask protection, and social distancing.

For business, education and social services professions

Rosita L. Navarro, LPT, PhD

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For Health Professions

Melinda L. Garcia, MD

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For Engineering Professions

Engr. Praxedes P. Bernardo, MSCE

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For Technology Professions

EnP. Corazon B. Cruz

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Cluster Output Presenters

October 24. 2:15 pm

When the global pandemic struck and the countries’ COVID-19 response became an unprecedented historic unison of community quarantine and lockdowns for months, companies and businesses were forced to close, downsize, declare bankruptcy, and for those that survived, shift to remote work. The historic health crisis necessarily and legislatively mandated everyone at all levels of society into hand hygiene, healthcare face mask protection, and social distancing.

Carmelita P. Pabiton, PhD

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Godofreda V. Dalmacion, MD

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Engr. Francis V. Mapile, PEE

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Arch. Robert S. Sac

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PPS9 Resolution

October 24. 2:15 pm

When the global pandemic struck and the countries’ COVID-19 response became an unprecedented historic unison of community quarantine and lockdowns for months, companies and businesses were forced to close, downsize, declare bankruptcy, and for those that survived, shift to remote work. The historic health crisis necessarily and legislatively mandated everyone at all levels of society into hand hygiene, healthcare face mask protection, and social distancing.

Atty. Ramil G. Gabao

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Atty. Samuel B. Padilla

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Together, we stand in our common purpose to empower the Filipino Professionals for local and global practice and mobility!

Arch. Yolanda David-Reyes
Commissioner, Professional Regulation Commission
Professionals will be challenged on how to grasp, apply, integrate, and utilize the developments coming their way at a speed that they have never seen before.
 
Jose Y. Cueto, Jr., MD
Commissioner, Professional Regulation Commission