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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Alyssa Dawn M. Castillo, on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 9:00 AM. Her paper is entitled Atmosphere and Ocean Responses to Tropical Cyclone Hato (Isang) and Pakhar (Jolina) As Observed and Simulated by Coupled Model. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Sue Chen
    (Examiner) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Examiner) Dr. Charina Lyn Amedo-Repollo
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Manuel Justin G. Custado, on Thursday, 5 August 2021, 9:00 AM. His paper is entitled "Spatial and Temporal Assessment of the Influence of Runoff on Philippine Coastal Productivity Using Gridded Datasets". The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Carlos Primo C. David
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo, Jr.
    (Reader) Dr. Laura T. David
    (Examiner) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis Dissertation Proposal of Mr. Jay A. Ejares, on Monday, 12 July 2021, 2:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Managing the Risks: Understanding the Invasion Success of Hydroides elegans (Haswell, 1883) as  Marine Invasive Species in the Philippines. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo, Jr.
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos
    (Reader) Dr. Satoshi Nagai
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Hazel Marice o. Chua, on Friday, 16 July 2021, 1:00 PM. Her paper is entitled "Morpho-Physiological Responses, Secondary Metabolite Profiles and Antioxidant Activity of Origanum Vulgare L. Exposed to Varying Ammonium Sulfate Levels". The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Juliana Janet M. Puzon
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Reader) Dr. Marie Christine Obusan
    (Examiner) Dr. Veronica P. Migo
    (Examiner) Dr. Lillian Jennifer V. Rodriguez
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Alex C. Garibay, Jr., on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 9:00 AM. His paper is entitled "Wind Energy Production Variability of Bangui Wind Farm". The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Rer. Nat. Ronald C. Macatangay
    (Examiner) Dr. Nathaniel R. ALibuyog
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Kate Ann R. Esguerra, on Friday, 4 June 2021, 1:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Numerical Simulation of Tropical Cyclones in the Philippines Using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) and Cloud-Resolving Storm Simulator (CReSS) Model. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Flaviana D. Hilario
    (Examiner) Dr. Nathaniel T. Servando
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. John Claude Renan B. Salluta, on Thursday, 3 June 2021, 2:00 PM via Zoom. His paper is entitled “Assessment of Lake Taal's Macroinvertebrate Biological and Functional Diversity in Ashfall Impacted Littoral Zones after the 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption. The presentation will be streamed live via the UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua (IB-UPD)
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Jonathan Carlo A. Briones (DBS-UST)
    (Reader) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones (IESM-UPD)
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Thea Philea I. Mostrales, on Friday, 14 May 2021, 1:30 PM. Her paper is entitled “Evaluation of Coral Micro-Fragmentation as a Method to Cover Artificial Substrates. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Wilfredo Roehl Y. Licuanan
    (Reader) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez

    (Examiner) Dr. Olive C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Prisco D. Nilo

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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Maria Czarina M. Tierra, on Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 9:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “Rapidly Intensifying Tropical Cyclones: Landfalls and Impacts in the Philippines and Prediction Using HIMAWARI-8 Infrared Brightness Temperature. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Examiner) Dr. Olive C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Prisco D. Nilo
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Giannina Nicole R. Feliciano, on Friday, 7 May 2021, 9:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “Coral Community Types in Philippine Fringing Reefs and their Representativeness in Nationally Protected Seascapes. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Defense Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Wilfredo Roehl Y. Licuanan
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Victor S. Ticzon
    (Examiner) Dr. Michael P. Atrigenio
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  • Thesis Dissertation Proposal of Ms. Kimberly B. Benjamin, on Monday, 26 April 2021, 10:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “Bisphenols and the Female Mammalian Reproductive System”. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones (IESM-UPD)
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Michael C. Velarde (IB-UPD)
    (Reader) Dr. Joseph S. Masangkay (CVM-UPLB)
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Edward P. Cajucom, on Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 10:00 AM. His paper is entitled “Localized Spatiotemporal Analysis on the Effect of Land Cover Changes on Temperature Trends Over the Philippines Using Google Earth”. The presentation will be streamed live via IESM-UP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/upiesm

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Marcelino Q. Villafuerte III
    (Reader) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Examiner) Dr. Flaviana D. Hilario
    (Examiner) Dr. Aiza C. Cortes
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  • Dissertation Defense Mr. Fernan T. Fiegalan, on Friday, 15 January 2021, 2:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Modeling the Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter Accumulation in Tilled and Non-Tilled Rice and Mango Agroecosystems”. The presentation will be streamed live via Zoom. Kindly email acads@iesm.upd.edu.ph for the link and password.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    (Reader) Dr. Ireneo L. Lit, Jr.
    (Examiner) Dr. Flaviana D. Hilario
    (Examiner) Dr. Pompe C. Sta. Cruz
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Karen S. Yañgo, on Friday, 15 January 2021, 9:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “The Influence of Chemical Composition on the Hygroscopic Properties of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Collected in Metro Manila, Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via Zoom. Kindly email acads@iesm.upd.edu.ph for the link and password.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Jinsang Jung
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Examiner) Dr. Preciosa Corazon B. Pabroa
    (Examiner) Dr. Edgar A. Vallar
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Paul Daniel S. Ang, on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 3:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Influence of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Rainfall and Temperature in the Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Nicholas P. Klingaman
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Jeniffer DP. De Maligaya, on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 9:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “Influence of the Kuroshio Current Variability on Northeast Monsoon Precipitation Over Eastern Luzon”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Dissertation Defense Mr. Joseph Dominic H. Palermo, on Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 2:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Trophic Ecology of Sardines: Sardinella lemuru Feeding Strategies, Vulnerability to Marine Microplastic Pollution, and Endoparasitism in Northern Mindanao”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Ma. Josefa R. Pante
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Reader) Dr. Laura T. David
    (Examiner) Dr. Asuncion B. De Guzman
    (Examiner) Dr. Wilfredo L. Campos
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Vince Angelo G. Gicaraya, on Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 9:00 AM. His paper is entitled “Nest Niche Overlap Among Large Cavity-Nesting Birds at Subic Watershed Forest Reserve, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines: Implications for Forest Management and Conservation”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Carmela P. Española
    (Reader) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Christian Russel M. Rabi, on Monday, 11 January 2021, 2:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Development of A Multimetric Biotic Index to Monitor the Water Quality of Selected Streams and Wadeable Rivers in Marinduque Island, Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua
    (Reader) Dr. Rey Donne S. Papa
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Christopher John A. Pueblo, on Friday, 8 January 2021, 4:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Roost Preference and Diet of Fruit Bats in the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, Luzon Island, Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mariano Roy M. Duya
    (Reader) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
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  • Thesis Dissertation Proposal of Mr. Jose Mari L. Jimenez, on Friday, 8 January 2021, at 9:00 AM. His paper is entitled “Environmental Thresholds for the Distribution of the Seagrass, Thalassia hemprichii in Talim Bay, Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Wilfredo Roehl Y. Licuanan
    (Reader) Dr. Laura T. David
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Mary Mae Victoria M. Calimoso, on Thursday, 7 January 2021, 10:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “Data Assimilation of Upper Air Observations in the Simulation of Thunderstorm Events Using WRF Model Over Metro Manila”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Prisco D. Nilo
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Krishna E. Santos, on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 10:30 AM. Her paper is entitled “Characterizing the Transport and Meteorological Factors in Leading to the 2019 Southeast Asian Transboundary Haze in the Southern Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Prisco D. Nilo
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Arby S. Lagman, on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 9:00 AM. His paper is entitled “The Transport Process and Deposition of Ashfall Over CALABARZON and National Capital Region during the January 2020 Eruption of Taal Volcano, Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
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  • Thesis Dissertation Proposal of Ms. Melliza T. Cruz, on Friday, 18 December 2020, 8:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “Interactions Between Aerosols, Planetary Boundary Layer Dynamics, and Sea-land Breeze Circulations Under Different Synoptic Conditions in Metro Manila”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. James Bernard B. Simpas
    (Reader) Dr. Armin Sorooshin
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Kimberli Anne O. Aquino, on Thursday, 10 December 2020, 2:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “The Influence of the Central-Pacific Type of ENSO on Rainfall and Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Flaviana D. Hilario
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Dominique Sasha N. Amorsolo, on Friday, 18 December 2020, 2:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Analyzing the Changing Morphology of the Lower Abra River and the Adaptations of the Flood-prone Communities of Santa, Ilocos Sur: A Geo-historical Perspective”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Reader) Dr. Darlene J. Occeña-Gutierrez
    (Examiner) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    (Examiner) Dr. Yany P. Lopez
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Russel Christine B. Corcino, on Monday, 7 December 2020, 1:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Modelling Potential Distribution of Coastal Cnidarian Jellyfish (Scyphomedusae, Cubomedusae) in Tayabas Bay Using Citizen Science Data”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Reader) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Ellen Mae C. Leonardo, on Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 1:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll-a Preferences of Yellow Fin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the Philippine Waters”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Cesar L. Villanoy
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  • Candidacy Examination of Ms. Kimberly B. Benjamin, on Monday, 9 November 2020, 1:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Bisphenol S: Today's Misery, Tomorrow's Misery? (Reviewing Impacts of BPS on Reproductive Tissues)”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Examination Committee:
    Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    Dr. Michael C. Velarde
    Dr. Joseph S. Masangkay
    Dr. Evangeline C. Santiago
    Dr. Lerrie Ann Ipulan-Colet
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Diana Mae T. Calde, on Monday, 19 October 2020, 2:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Strom Surge Analysis in the Eastern Region of the Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Cesar L. Villanoy
    (Examiner) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Examiner) Dr. Janneli Lea A. Soria
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Maria Czarina M. Tierra, on Friday, 16 October 2020, 1:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Rapidly Intensifying Tropical Cyclones: Landfalls and Impacts in the Philippines and Prediction Using Himawari-8 Infrared Brightness Temperature”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
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  • Doctoral Defense of Ms. Maria Carmela Q. Capule, on Monday, 14 September 2020, 9:00 AM. Her paper is entitled “Decades of Leaching PCBs: Spatial Dispersion, Transformation and Plant Uptake from Soil”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Carlos Primo C. David
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo, Jr.
    (Examiner) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Examiner) Dr. Leni L. Quirit
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  • Candidacy Examination of Mr. Jay A. Ejares, on Friday, 11 September 2020, 2:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Marine Invasive Species: Concepts, History, Impacts, and Management Efforts in the Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo
    Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    Dr. Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla
    Dr. Suchana Apple Chavanich
    Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Haydee M. Solomon, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 10:30 AM. Her paper is entitled “Sulfamethoxazole Degradation Using Electron Beam and Radiolytic Products Assessment”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Carlos Primo C. David
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Reader) Dr. Jordan F. Madrid
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Joji Shiraishi, on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 1:00 PM. His paper is entitled “Application of Hedonic Pricing Method on Quality of Environment: The Case of Laguna de Bay Environs”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Agustin L. Arcenas
    (Reader) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    (Examiner) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Examiner) Dr. Maria Cielo Magno-Gatmaytan
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Honey Leen M. Laggui, on Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:00 PM. Her paper is entitled “Marine mammal stranding from 2005 to 2016 in biogeographic regions of the Philippines: Spatiotemporal analysis and association with environmental parameters”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Examiner) Dr. Cesar L. Villanoy
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Redmund G. Nacario, on Monday, 15 June 2020, 9:00 AM. His paper is entitled “Rainfall nd Heavy Rainfall Detection Using Infrared Bands of Himawari-8 Advanced Himawari Imager of the Philippines”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Examiner) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Examiner) Dr. Dr. Irene Crisologo
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Elyson Keith P. Encarnacion, on Monday, 25 May 2020, 9:00 AM. His paper is entitled “Application of Direct Mercury Analysis in the Determination and Risk Estimation of Mercury in Marketable-Size Milkfish (Chanos chanos) and Tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus) Cultured in the West and East Bays of Laguna Lake”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Evangeline C. Santiago
    (Examiner) Dr. Maria Pythias Espino
    (Examiner) Dr. Benilda S. Ebarvia
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  • Candidancy Examination of Ms. Melliza T. Cruz, on Monday, 18 May 2020, 3:30 PM. Her paper is entitled “Atmospheric Aerosols: Tiny Particles with Huge Impacts”. The presentation will be streamed live via UP-IESM facebook page.

    Examination Committee:
    Dr. Gerry Bagtasa (IESM)
    Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano (IESM)
    Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez (IESM)
    Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera (IESM)
    Dr. Alexander Young (IESM)
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Michael Angelo P. Valete, on Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Spatiotemporal Evaluation of Historical Drought in the Philippines Using Standardized Precipitation Index”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Josefino C. Comiso
    (Examiner) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Examiner) Dr. Flaviana D. Hilario
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  • Colloquim of Mr. Fernan T. Fiegalan, on Monday, 24 Febuary 2020, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Soil Organic Matter Accumulation under Tilled and Non-Tilled Rice Cropland”.

    Examination Committee
    (Adviser) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    (Reader) Dr. Ireneo L. Lit, Jr.
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  • Candidacy of Ms. Jessa Marie S. Caabay, on Friday, 31 January 2020, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Ecology and Diversity of Lampyridae (Firefly): Checklist, State of Knowledge, and Priorities for Future Research and Conservation”.

    Examination Committee
    Dr. Rene N. Rollon (IESM)
    Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones (IESM)
    Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo, Jr. (IESM)
    Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera (IESM)
    Dr. Cherry L. Ringor (IESM)
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Marjohn Y. Baludo, on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 4:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “The Limnology of Lake Wood and Insights Into the Ecology of its Pelagic Crustacean Zooplankton Community”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua
    (Reader) Dr. Rey Donne S. Papa
    (Examiner) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Candidacy examination of Mr. Jose Mari L. Jimenez, on Monday, 9 December 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “The Potential of Educational Institutions for Building Resilience in the Coastal Zone: The Relevance of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in Different Settings”.

    Examination Committee:
    Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    Dr. Laura T. David
    Dr. Wilfredo Y. Licuanan
    Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Francisco Miguel B. Felicio, on Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Wind-Induced Resuspension of Total Suspended Solids in Laguna Lake During the Dry Season”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Charlie S. Andan, on Monday, 25 November 2019, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Lightning and Thunderstorm Events in Greater Metro Manila”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Mitsutero Sato
    (Examiner) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Examiner) Dr. Bonifacio G. Pajuelas
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  • Colloquium of Ms. Sonia N. Javier, on Monday, 25 November 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Impacts of Nitrogen (N) Loads on the Water Quality of Lake Taal, Philippines: A System Dynamics Approach”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Co Adviser) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Noel R. Bangquiao, on Monday, 18 November 2019, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Impact of Madden-Julian Oscillation on Philippine Rainfall During Boreal Winter”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Julie Pullen
    (Examiner) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Examiner) Dr. Marcelino Q. Villafuerte II
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Paul Daniel S. Ang, on Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Assessment of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation Variability in Dynamically Downscaled Climate Forecast System Land Surface Temperature and Precipitation in the Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Nicholas P. Klingaman
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Kimberly A. Manauis, on Friday, 8 November 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Performance of Vegetation Index-Temperature-based Drought Indices in Detecting Agricultural Drought in the Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Jasmine Michelle T. Abella, on Friday, 8 November 2019, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Meteorological Characterization of Hailstorm Events in the Philippines from 2009-2018”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Hisayuki Kubota
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Ana Marie G. Garnica, on Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Influence of Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation on the Summer Rainfall in the Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Leoncio A. Amadore
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Jobelle Angeli I. Labrador, on Friday, 8 November 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Lake-Atmosphere Interaction at Lake Mainit, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Jamaica Ann A. Caras, on Tuesday, 4 November 2019, 11:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence Factors in the Environment: Cetaceans as Sentinels”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Marie Christine M. Obusan
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Reader) Dr. Maria Auxilia T. Siringan
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Edwin L. Pabito Jr., on Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “ Soil Erosion Modeling Using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) to the Mabacan River Watershed in Laguna”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Reader) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Ariana J. Magyaya, on Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “ Relationship between Marine Protection and Functional Diversity of Macrobenthic Community in Mangrove Ecosystems”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Reader) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Manuel Justin G. Custado, on Monday, 4 November 2019, 4:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “ Spatial and Temporal Assessment of the Effects of Runoff on Philippine Coastal Productivity Using Gridded Datasets”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Carlos Primo C. David
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo
    (Reader) Dr. Laura T. David
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Edward P. Cajucom, on Monday, 4 November 2019, 3:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “ Spatial and Statistical Evaluation of the Temperature Trends Over the Philippines in Relation to Land Cover Changes”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Marcelino Q. Villafuerte
    (Reader) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Lorraine B. Estor, on Monday, 4 November 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “ Influence of Land Use and Land Cover Change on the Morphological Evolution of Laguna de Bay, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Joji Shiraishi , on Monday, 4 November 2019, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Hedonic Pricing Study of Laguna de Bay”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Agustin L. Arcenas
    (Reader) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Giannina Nicole R. Feliciano , on Monday, 4 November 2019, 11:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “A Typology of Philippine Fringing Reefs Based on Coral Community Structure: Spatial Patterns and Forcing Factors”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Wilfredo Y. Licuanan
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Alessandra Nicole L. Morado , on Monday, 4 November 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “ Impacts of Land- Use/ Cover and Climate Changes in the Distribution of Pinus kesiya Royle Ex Gordon in Mt. Pulag National Park, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Reader) Dr. Armando A. Apan
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Jayson S. del Rosario, on Monday, 4 November 2019, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “ The Effect of Landscape Protection on Microbial Assemblages Associated with Leaf Decomposition in Selected Streams in Expanded NIPAS- Declared Areas in Luzon Island, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Marie Christine M. Obusan
    (Reader) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Raymond Jess G. Goliat, on Monday, 2 September 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “ Evaluating the Response of Rainfall Patterns Over the Philippines to Sea Surface Temperature of Its Surrounding Basin Using CHIRPS and OISSTv2”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Ryan T. Diocampo, on Monday, 2 September 2019, 3:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “ Influence of the Philippine Landmass on Traversing Tropical Cyclones”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Phronesis Joy B. Cabrera, on Monday, 30 August 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Examination of possible environmental cues of Manta Ray aggregation in a bay and selected islet in Calauit Island, Palawan, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Rotsen B. Labrisores, on Monday, 2 September 2019, 11:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Drought Assessment on Rice and Corn using Agriculture Drought Indices in the Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Janine D. Bobadilla, on Friday, 30 August 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Nesting characteristics of Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Reader) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Daniel Cristobal C. Lor, on Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “CFD Modelling of Particulate Matter(PM10 & PM2.5) Dispersion in Urban Street Canyon using ANSYS CFX - a case of Metro Manila, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Sheryllyn M. Linda, on Monday, 2 September 2019, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “The Impact of Aerosol-Cloud Interaction on the Precipitation in Metro Manila and Rizal, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Jin-Ho Yoon
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Michael Angelo P. Valete, on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Spatiotemporal evaluation of drought in the Philippines using Standardized Precipitation Index”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Josefino C. Comiso
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Archie I. Veloria , on Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Philippine Gridded Precipitation from Fused In-situ and Satellite Measurements”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Giovanni A. Tapang
    (Reader) Dr. Josefino C. Comiso
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Danah Marie P. Purification , on Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 3:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Home Ranging Behavior of Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius Syrichta Linnaeus, 1758) in Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape, Misamis Oriental, Philippines: Implications and Conservation”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Irene L. Lit
    (Reader) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo Jr.
    (Examiner) Dr. Anna Pauline O. De Guia
    (Examiner) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Jhunance G. Planea , on Monday, 1 July 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Trend and Variability of the 17-year Ligthning Climatology in the Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Examiner) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Examiner) Dr. rer. nat. Ronald C. Macatangay
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  • Colloquium of Mr. Joseph Dominic H. Palermo, on Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Suseptibility of Sardinela lemuru to microplastic pollution and delineation of stock structure in northern Mindanao using endoparasites as biological tag”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Josefa R. Pante
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Reader) Dr. Laura T. David
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  • Dissertation defense of Ms. Jonah L. Bondoc, on Thursday, 20 June 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Associated effects in Stranded Cetaceans in the Philippines: Natural gauge of current and potential impacts to Environmental and Human Health”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Charita S. Kwan
    (Reader) Dr. Joseph s. Masangkay
    (Examiner) Dr. Evangeline C. Santiago
    (Examiner) Dr. Michael C. Velarde
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  • Thesis Proposal of Mr. Charlie S. Andan, on Monday, 10 June 2019, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Lightning Climate and Severe Thunderstorm Events in Metro Manila”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Misuteru Sato
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  • Thesis Proposal of Ms. Joni T. Acay, on Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Ecology and Conservation of the Isabela Oriole (Oriolus Isabellae) in Baggao, Cagayan Province”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Carmela P. Española
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo
    (Reader) Dr. Neil Aldrin D. Mallari
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  • Thesis Denfense of Ms. Jonalyn C. Madriaga, on Friday, 24 May 2019, 1:30 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Evaluation of Enhalus acoroides as a Potential Biomotor of Heavy Metal Variations Near Mining Areas”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Reader) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Examiner) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis Defense of Ms. Sheila Marie C. Navarro, on Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Modulation of Philippine Rainfall by Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves ”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Leoncio A. Amadore
    (Examiner) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Examiner) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Mark Edward A. Jolejole, on Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Response to Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Streams of Cabuyao, Laguna to Surrounding Industrial Land Use”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua
    (Examiner) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo
    (Examiner) Dr. Charita S. Kwan
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  • Thesis Defense of Mr. Jonah John G. San Pedro, on Thursday, 9 May 2019, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled "Prediction of Primary Production in Laguna De Bay Using Artificial Neural Network”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Fredegusto Guido P. David
    (Examiner) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    (Examiner) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Colloquium of Ms. Maria Carmela Q. Capule, on Monday, 29 April 2019, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Analyzing the changing morphology of the lower Abra River and the adaptations of the deltaic community of Santa, Ilocos Sur: a geo-historical perspective”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Carlos Primo C. David
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo, Jr.
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Dominique Sasha N. Amorsolo, on Friday, 12 April 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Characterization of PCBs in Soil and Soil Leachate in Former Air Base, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Reader) Dr. Darlene J. Occeña-Gutierez
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Kevin Christopher B. Cordoviz, on Monday, 22 April 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “On the Long-term changes of the West Pacific Subtropical High and Its Impact on land falling tropical cyclones in the Philippines during Northeast Monsoon Season”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Leoncio A. Amadore
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Marjohn Y. Baludo, on Thursday, 28 March 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Better Unfed Than Dead: Encapsulating the Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lake Wood, Zamboanga Del Sur, Mindanao Island, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Francis S. Magbanua
    (Reader) Dr. Rey Donne S. Papa
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Charo B. Chipeco, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Structural Complexity and Damselfish (Family Pomacentridae) Recruit Abundance during different Monsoonal Season”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Ma. Josefa R. Pante
    (Reader) Dr. Badi R. Samaniego
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Erina Pauline V. Molina, on Monday, 25 March 2019, 2:00 PM at Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Home range analysis of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) in Calauit Island, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Reader) Dr. Helen Marsh
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Henrison C. Sanchez, on Monday, 4 March 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Characterizing the Urban Heat Island phenomenon in Cabanatuan City using Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Jinho Yoon
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Luis Angelo A. Cortez, on Monday, 11 March 2019, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Fecal Enterococci Loading in Selected Tributaries of the Pampanga River Basin and Its Relation to Land Use”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Maria Auxilia T. Siringan
    (Reader) Dr. Edna D. Samar
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  • Thesis defense of Ms. Donna C. Aguilar, on Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Gamma Irradiation as an Alternative to Chemical Fumigation for Microbial Decontamination of Museum Textiles”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Vangeline K. Parami
    Dr. Julius L. Leaño Jr.
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Chitho P. Feliciano
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Jasper T. Madalipay, on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Effects of Aerosol Optical Properties, Variations and Dynamics on the Radiative Forcing: Focus on Metro Manila”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Angel Bautista VII
    Dr. Raquel Francisco
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Abel D. Lagon, on Monday, 03 December 2018, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “A multi-criteria spatial decision support tool for flood risk reduction and mitigation in Quezon City, Philippines”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Leoncio A. Amadore
    Dr. Raquel V. Francisco
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    (Co-Adviser) Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    (Reader) Dr. Antonio M. Daño
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Harry Casimir E. Merida, on Saturday, 1 December 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Assessing the Effectiveness of Nipas in Conserving the Forest of Batanes”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    Dr. Ariel C. Blanco
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane G. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Rene N. Rollon
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  • Thesis defense of Ms. Begie C. Perdigones, on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Analysis and Prediction of Particulate Matter Concentrations in Metro Manila Using Feed-forward Back-propagation Artificial Neural Network”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    Dr. Maria Obiminda L. Cambaliza
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Fredegusto Guido P. David
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  • Thesis defense of Ms. Grace R. Nulud , on Thrusday, 29 November 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Evaluating the Influence of Bioclimatic Variables on the Potential Distribution of Allium in the Philippines”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Tolentino B. Moya
    Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo, Jr.
    (Reader) Dr. Gay Jane G. Perez
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Alyssa Dawn M. Castillo, on Monday, 26 November 2018, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Air-Sea Interaction between Tropical Depression (TD) Hato and Pakhar with North West Luzon Coastal Current (NWLCC) as simulated by the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) Model”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Sue Chen
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Macky R. Villa, on Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Analysis of Radiosonde Temperature and Relative Humidity Measurement from Laoag Upper-Air Station”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Kunio Yoneyama
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Noel R. Bangquaio, on Monday, 12 November 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Impact of Madden-Julian Oscillation on Winter Rainfall in the Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Julie Pullen
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Angelyn A. General, on Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Diurnal Precipitation in Northwest Luzon from Actual Observations and a Coupled Ocean-Atmospheric Model”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Sue Chen
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Diana Mae T. Calde, on Monday, 5 November 2018, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Storm Surge Prediction using Artificial Neural Network in the Eastern Region of the Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Cesar L. Villanoy
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Arra Camille D. Canare, on Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Philippine Sea Surface Temperature from a Three-Dimensional Ocean Model”.

    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    (Reader) Dr. Laurence Patrick C. Bernardo
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Jerome T. Tolentino, on Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:00 AM at Room 104, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Calibration of Kain-Fritsch Cumulus Scheme in Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model using MVFSA and ASMO Method over Western Luzon”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    Dr. Faye Abigail T. Cruz
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    (Reader) Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Archie I. Veloria, on Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:30 AM at Room 104, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Philippine gridded precipitation from fused synoptic and satellite data assimilating topography and land cover”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Thesis Adviser: Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    Thesis Co-Adviser: Dr. Giovanni A. Tapang
    Thesis Reader: Dr. Josefino C. Comiso
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Joanna Mae D. Norcio , on Friday, 24 August 2018, 11:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Analysis of the Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Potential of Some of the Biggest Urban Green Spaces in Quezon City”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    Reader: Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo Jr.
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Paul Ezekiel M. Losaria, on Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Air Pollution Response Analysis of Selected Roadside Species found in District IV, Quezon City”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    Reader: Dr. Glenn Sia Su
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Jonah John G. San Pedro, on 23 August 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Modeling and Forecasting of Lake Primary Production in Laguna de bay using Artificial Neural Network”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    Reader: Dr. Fredegusto Guido David
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Irjay P. Rolloda, on Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Determination of Microscopic Level in Laguna de Bay”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    Reader: Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo Jr.
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  • Colloqium of Ms.Jonah L. Bondoc, on Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Do Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Banned in 1970s Still Persist in the Marine Environment? Levels, Patterns, and Possible Toxicity Manifestations in Stranded Cetaceans Found in the Philippines”.

    Panel:
    Adviser: Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
    Co-adviser: Dr. Charita S. Kwan
    Reader: Dr. Joseph S. Masangkay
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Thea Philea I. Mostrales, on Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Evaluation of Micro-Fragmentation as a Coral Reef Restoration Method”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    Co-adviser: Dr. Wilfredo Y. Licuanan
    Reader: Dr. Maria Vanessa B. Rodriquez
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  • Dissertation proposal of Mr. Joseph Dominic H. Palermo, on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Trophic Ecology of Sardines: Sardinella lemuru feeding strategies and vulnerability to marine microplastic pollution in Northern Mindanao”.

    Dissertation Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Ma. Josefa R. Pante - MSI
    (Co-adviser) Dr. Rene N. Rollon - IESM
    (Reader) Dr. Laura T. David - MSI
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Munir J. Baldomero, on Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Boundary Layer Climatology in Quezon City Using Different Instruments”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    Dr. Marcelino Q. Villafuerte
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis defense of Ms. Kenny Vienne S. Manding, on Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Effects of the Manila Bay Breeze Circulation on the Particulate Matter Concentration of Metro Manila”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
    Dr. Leoncio A. Amadore
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis defense of Mr. Adrian C. Chummac, on Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Weather as Control of Planting Window for Rainfed Corn in Ifugao”.

    Thesis Examiners:
    Dr. Marcelino Q. Villafuerte II
    Dr. Leoncio A. Amadore
    Thesis Committee:
    (Adviser) Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    (Reader) Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Dissertation proposal of Ms. Ma. Yvainne Y. Sta. Maria, on Friday, 27 April 2018, 1:00 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “The Role of Sea-level Rise to Shoreline Retreat in Selected Philippine Coastlines: Implications for Coastal Management”.

    Dissertation Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Fernando P. Siringan
    Reader: Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    Reader: Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera

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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Hazel Marice O. Chua, on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Morpho-physiological Responses, Secondary Metabolite Profiles and Selected Bioactivities of Origanum Vulgare L. Exposed to Varying Ammonium Sulfate Levels”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Juliana Janet M. Puzon
    Co-adviser: Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    Reader: Dr. Christine M. Obusan

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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Jerome T. Tolentino, on Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Calibration of Kain-Fritsch Cumulus Scheme in Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model using MVFSA and ASMO method over Western Luzon”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    Reader: Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Erwin T. Molina, on Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 10:30 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Characteristics of Diurnal Precipitation over Cagayan Valley, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
    Reader: Dr. Olivia C. Cabrera

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  • The candidacy examination of Mr. Joseph Dominic H. Palermo, on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 10:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF SARDINES: Feeding strategies and vulnerability”.

    Examination Committee:
    Dr. Josefa R. Pante (MSI)
    Dr. Laura T. David (MSI)
    Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    Dr. Benjamin M. Vallejo, Jr.
    Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones
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  • Thesis proposal of Ms. Patricia Camille C. Talaue, on Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled “Towards the Sustainable Management of SCUBA Diving Tourism: Understanding Diving-dependent Threats Affecting Coral Communities in Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    Reader: Dr. Porfirio N. Aliño
  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Shiverley Benedict Feland T. Dolores, on Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Influence of Rainfall to Cropping Season of Rice in the Philippines from 2000-2017”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    Co-adviser: Dr. Nathaniel R. Alibuyog
    Reader: Dr. Gerry Bagtasa
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  • Thesis proposal of Mr. Jasper T. Madalipay, on Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:30 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled “Effects of Aerosol Optical Properties, Variations and Dynamics on Metro Manila's Climate based from the Satellite Measurements”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    Reader: Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
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  • Thesis defense of Ms. Astrid Korina S. Gabo, on Thursday, 25 January 2018, 2:30 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitledPost-storm beach response and recovery along siliciclastic coast of Nasugbu Bay, Batangas”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
    Reader: Dr. Fernando P. Siringan
    Examiner: Dr. Rene N. Rollon
    Examiner: Dr. Cesar L. Villanoy
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  • Thesis proposal defense of Mr. Francisco Miguel B. Felicio, on Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled WInd-induced Resuspension of Total Suspended Matter in Laguna Lake”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
    Reader: Dr. Cherry L. Ringor
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  • Thesis proposal defense of Ms. Donna C. Aguilar, on Monday, 15 January 2018, 9:00 AM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. Her paper is entitled Assessment of gamma Irradiation as an Alternative to Fumigation with Para-dichlorobenzene for Microbial Decontamination of Textiles”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    Reader: Dr. Chitho P. Feliciano
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  • Thesis proposal defense of Mr. Elyson Keith P. Encarnacion, on Friday, 12 January 2018, 1:30 PM at IESM Auditorium, IESM Building. His paper is entitled Method Validation of Thermal Decomposition and Amalgamation and Health Risk Assessment of Mercury in Adult Tilapia sp. Cultured in the West and East Bays of Laguna Lake”.

    Thesis Committee:
    Adviser: Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano
    Reader: Dr. Evangeline C. Santiago
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Newly minted UP-ESMS slates an all-packed acad year for Environmental Science & Meteorology students

The University of the Philippines-Environmental Science & Meteorology Society (UP-ESMS), an academic organization of an all-graduate (PhDs and MS) students from the Institute of Environmental Science & Meteorology (IESM), is a newly recognized student organization under the College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

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Masters in Surviving Graduate School: Mental Health for graduate students

The UP-Environmental Science & Meteorology hosted the IESM’s first talk/workshop on Mental Health and Stress Management in the context of Graduate School, facilitated by guest speaker Mr. Rolando C. Delos Reyes II of the UP-OCG, held in the IESM Auditorium on October 23, 2018

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Student matters and downloadable forms

For more information regarding graduate student processes and guidelines, please visit the College of Science Graduate Office

For downloadable forms and document requests please visit College of Science Graduate Office - Forms

For inquiries and concerns you may email them to acads@iesm.upd.edu.ph or csgrad@science.upd.edu.ph

Students may avail scholarships and grants from the following institution. Click the link below.


For DOST-ASTHRDP applicants you may visit UP Science DOST-ASTHRDP or email at staff.asthrdp@science.upd.edu.ph