To formally launch the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), will hold a Press Conference on September 5, 2015, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the PIA Auditorium, Media Center Building, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. Spearheaded by the PIDS, the DPRM is an annual nationwide celebration held every September to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of policy research in the formulation of development policies, programs, and projects.

This year’s theme, "Angkop na Kahandaan: Matatag na Ekonomiya at Lipunan” (Investing in Risk Reduction for a Resilient Philippines)”, highlights the need for in-depth reflections and analyses of resilience building, risk reduction, and structural transformation, and the role of appropriate policy interventions in building the country's resilience to various economic, environmental, political, and social risks and stresses.

The press conference panel will include Dr. Gilberto Llanto, who will present the PIDS study on "Risk, Shocks, Building Resilience: Philippines" in support of this year's theme. Joining Dr. Llanto to discuss issues within their respective sectors are Ms. Romina Marasigan of the Office of Civil Defense, Sec. Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial of the Department of Health, Dr. Mahar Lagmay of Project NOAH, and Mr. Johnny Noe Ravalo of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

For inquiries, you may reach us through the following contact persons:
Ms. Gizelle Manuel
Tel. No: 877-4016

Ms. Misha Borbon
Tel. No: 877-4019

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