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Press Release 71-2015

L-R Seated: CONGEN Gina Jamoralin, Phil Consulate General Honolulu and Col Arthur Biyo PN(M) (GSC), Deputy Commander for Marine Operations, PMC

L-R Standing: Ms. Edna Conda, Chief, Opns Officer, OCD, DND; Mr. Tomas Brinas, Regional Director, DOST-Legaspi;  Col Ferdinand Fraginal PN(M) (GSC),  Commander, VPSD/SMA to the Vice President; Mr. Edgardo Esperancilla, Regional Director, DOST- Palo, Leyte;  Mr. Romeo Raymundo Bituin, Medical Specialist, Fabella Memorial Hospital; Vice Consul Joyleen Santos; and Capt Rey T Dela Cruz PN (GSC).

(5 August 2015) Six Philippine participants of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies paid a courtesy call on Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin on 4 August 2015. The participants were attending a course on “Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) Course at the APCSS.

The participants were from a combination of military and civilian government agencies, as follows: Ms. Edna Conda, Chief Operations Officer- Office of Civil Defense (OCD); Mr. Tomas Brinas, Regional Director- Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Col. Ferdinand Fraginal- Philippine Marines, Vice President Binay’s Commander of Security Detail/ Senior Military Advisor; Mr. Edgardo Esperancilla, Regional Director- DOST Palo, Leyte; Mr. Romeo Raymundo Bituin, and Medical Specialist, Fabella Memorial Hospital.

The CCM course is for practitioners whose current or future responsibilities lie in the field of crisis management and recovery, to include mid-career to senior practitioners in civilian, military, law enforcement, disaster management agencies and organizations.

The Filipino participants are bringing with them years of experience handling various crisis management situations in the Philippines, which they are able to contribute to discussions with fellow participants in the APCSS. (END).