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Hon. Herbert Constantine M. Bautista

Guest of Honor Message

Mayor of Quezon City,


     Hon. Herbert Constantine M. Bautista is the mayor of Quezon City, having won in a landslide in the May 2010 elections. He also won a landslide victory in his 2007 vice-mayoral re-election bid. He has been vice mayor of Quezon City, serving under then Mayor and former House Speaker Sonny Belmonte. He became a two-term city Councilor from the fourth district. He graduated from the San Beda College of Manila with a baccalaureate degree in Philosophy and Letters. He was adjudged Most Outstanding Centennial Bedan Alumnus in recognition of his contribution and leadership in civil governance and politics. He has a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Bautista is an alumnus of the National Defense College of the Philippines where he obtained his Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) degree. He is working towards his Doctorate degree in Political Science from UP Diliman. One of the younger officials of the country, who has had a long and fruitful experience in government and the youth movement, Bautista is active in socio-civic activities.

Presentation Title:

Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction: Official Perspective towards Public Private Partnership in Business Continuity  

Mr. Karl Michael E. Marasigan

Head, QC- DRRMO, Quezon City, Philippines

     Mr. Karl Michael E. Marasigan, the Acting Chief, Disaster Control Division and Head, QCDRRMO is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with extensive experience across all areas of service and operation management, especially in Disaster Risk Management in Changing Climate. He is an exceptional leader who has developed and motivated others to achieve set targets and demonstrated strong ability to manage projects from conception through to successful completion. A proactive individual with a logical approach to challenges, he performs effectively even in a highly pressured working environment. He has been supervising Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Trainings and Seminars for Government and Non-Government Organizations to include the inspection of disaster vulnerable areas and lead the Quezon City Rescue in providing the highest standards towards medical care to victims of disaster within the city. Mr. Marasigan graduated with a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College and Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Lyceum of the Philippines. He has been a resource person for Local and International forums, conferences, seminars, workshops and symposiums. He has attended a substantial number of local and international meetings, conferences and events representing the Quezon City government. He has been an advocate of partnership building on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

Presentation Title:

Factors Affecting the Growth of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan

Lect. Sobia Hassan Sultana

In-charge Department of Public Administration,

Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore Pakistan

       Lect. Sobia Hassan is the office In-charge of the Public Administration Department, Lahore College for Women University. Currently, she is a PhD scholar of Administrative Sciences / Management. Lect. Hassan has finished her M. Phil in Management Science specializing in Human Resource Management and Master in Public Administration also specializing in Human Resource Management. Her work experience includes lecturing in Lahore College for Women University’s Department of Public Administration since 2013. Previously, she had given her services as Research Associate in a private sector university. Currently, she is office in-charge of the Department of Public Administration, BPA Program Coordinator, BOS Coordinator, Admission Coordinator and Internship Supervisor, among others.  She has a substantial number of international and local publications. Further, she has been attending international and local conferences and seminars relating current issues and trends on business and management perspectives.  

Presentation Title:

Constitutional Amendment and Its Impact on Business Continuity 

Hon. Gov. Antonio Cerilles

Governor, Zamboanga del Sur

       Hon. Gov. Antonio H. Cerilles is the present Governor of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines, since June 30, 2010. Prior to governorship, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines as the representative of the second district of Zamboanga del Sur. He also worked as the Secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during the tenure of the Philippine President Joseph Estrada from 1998–2001. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Santo Tomas and his Bachelor of Laws degree from University of the East. He then earned his Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He was the National President of JCI Senate Philippines 2012. He is also the National Senior Vice President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and the current Council Chairman of BSP Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City Council. He is also a member of various organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Council 8188 and the Parliamentary Government Foundation. Among the laws he authored during his congressional stint was House Bill No. 3950 (now Republic Act No. 6975 otherwise known as the "Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990," which established the Philippine National Police under a Reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government) and House Bill No. 9347 (now Republic Act No. 8047 otherwise known as the "Book Publishing Industry Development Act," which formulated and implemented a National Book Policy and a National Book Development Plan). After serving as DENR Secretary from 1998-2001, he was elected again as a representative in 2004. He was one of the signatories of House Resolution 1109 calling for a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution.

Presentation Title:

Public Private Partnership towards Business Continuity

Dr. Primitivo Cal

Executive Director, UP Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc (PLANADES

   Dr. PRIMITIVO C. CAL is an ASEAN Engineer and is registered/accredited in the Philippines as a civil engineer, transportation engineer, environmental planner, construction arbitrator, and lawyer. He holds bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and in law, Master of Engineering (Transportation Engineering) degree, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in the field of transportation planning. He practices all his professions at the same time in his capacity as:

                  • Executive Director of PLANADES since 2012, a consulting firm specializing in urban and regional planning;

• Accredited Construction Arbitrator, having handled more than 35 construction disputes since 2005; and
        • Consultant in the fields of urban and regional planning, transportation planning and infrastructure planning.

Dr. Cal used to serve as Undersecretary for Transportation during the Ramos Administration and Dean of the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning, among others. He is a Returning-Scientist Awardee of the Philippine Government and a recipient of awards from the Professional Regulation Commission as Outstanding Professional.

Presentation Title:

China Pakistan Economic Corridor and Business Continuity: A Route to Prosperity 

Asst. Prof. Rabia Asif

In-charge Department of Management Science, LCWU, Lahore, Pakistan

      Asst. Prof. Rabia Asifis the office in-charge of the Department of Public Administration. She is working as Assistant Professor since 2011. Before becoming Assistant Professor she worked for two years as a Lecturer in the same University.  In addition, she has three years of working experience as E-Lecturer in the Virtual University of Pakistan. Presently, she is a Ph.D. scholar of COMSATA Institute of Information and Technology Lahore. She has finished her Master in Commerce from Hailey College, Punjab University, Lahore Pakistan. She also has a Master of Science specialization in Finance. She has a substantial number of international and local publications. In addition, she has been attending international and local conferences and seminars related to information and Communication Technology, Green Expense Management trends on business and management perspectives. 

Presentation Title:

Disaster Impact towards Business Continuity in Changing Climate

Dr. Elias Sampa 

Programs and Curriculum Head Australian International School and United Campus of

 Mahatma Gandhi International School

     Dr. Elias Sampais a Director of Curriculum and Programs with the responsibility of initiating Outcome Based thinking and implementation across its various programs in K-12, undergraduate and post graduate degree levels. He is concurrently responsible for Mahatma Gandhi International School, Australian International School, and the Australian Institute for Higher Education, a transnational provider of Bachelor’s Degrees in Accountancy with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the MBA Executive program with Bradford University’s School of Business and Law. Dr. Sampa designs and delivers faculty development trainings in a wide range of capacity building areas and he oversees curriculum implementation of various programs, including DepEd K-12, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), IB Diploma, and IGCSE. He has lectured and continues to do so at Bradford University School of Management’s MBA Program in Manila (including mentoring students in Management Project Paper writing);  at the Australian Catholic University in Manila; at Trinity University of Asia; Northern Quezon Community College Inc., and at Arellano University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Sampa has authored and co-authored several University and Senior High School textbooks, published research, and presented papers at education conferences locally and internationally on topics of significance.  His research on faculty readiness for OBE in Higher Education (2014) has guided his conduct of faculty OBE training at various universities, colleges and schools on: curriculum design, alignment and implementation; facilitating learning; and auditing protocols related to institutional readiness, curriculum, learning experience, and assessment – all related to OBE and Technology Integration.

Presentation Title:

Role of GIS in Development Projects: Challenges in Business Continuity 


Dr. Jun T. Castro 

Prof.  School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Diliman

     Dr. Jun T. Castro is presently working as College Secretary and Professor 4 at School of Urban and Regional Planning. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and has finished his Master of Engineering in Logistics and Information Engineering. He earned his Doctor of Engineering at Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine, Japan. Dr. Jun specialize in National and Local Transport Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Municipal Infrastructure Planning, Information Technology Application, Travel Demand Forecasting, and GIS Application/Spatial Planning.


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