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Belfast, Northern Ireland, Manila, Philippines, United Kingdom
Very simple person with a simple plan in life. A registered Philippine civil engineer, an urban/environmental planner, a lecturer/tutor; plays badminton, loves to swim, sing and dance; has the passion in drawing, writing reviews/poems and reading, and a photo enthusiast.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Reference Books in Urban Planning

THESE ARE MY PRIMARY reference textbooks when I teach Introduction to Urban Planning in the postgraduate program at the Technological University of the Philippines since 1995. When the subject was included in the civil engineering undergraduate program at the Rizal Technological University sometime in 2000, I also used these books plus with other reference materials that I collected since I took my MSc program at AIT (Bangkok) in the early 90s.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

ETD Symposium 2017 - Exploring Global Connections, 7-9 August Washington DC USA

ETD2017 Washington DC USAThis 20th international symposium on electronic theses and dissertations is set on 7-9 August 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C. The event will be hosted by George Mason University with additional support from Washington Research Library Consortium members in cooperation with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA).

ETD2017 will provide excellent educational opportunities for professionals and others who work with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), institutional repositories/archiving, graduate students, and scholarly communications. Moreover, it will offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations and encourage the formation of regional ETD associations and networking communities. Finally, it will promote open access in scholarly communications as well as to provide useful and innovative resources, standards, and technology for the development and support of ETD programs.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

42nd PICE National Convention, 22-24 Nov 2016, Davao City

 PICE 42nd National Convention 2016

This annual event sponsored by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Inc. will be held on 17-19 November at SMX Davao Convention Center, Davao City. One of the highlights of the convention is the special parallel sessions for academe where faculty members from the different universities and colleges are invited to present their technical papers for oral presentation on any of the following areas: project management, construction engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water engineering, and environmental engineering. For abstract submission and registration details, you may contact the Research and Development Committee at piceoperations@gmail.com or visit its website: www.pice.org.ph.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

My MPhil Thesis available at Philippine eLib

 Philippine eLib
The Philippine eLib is an online database of digitized materials such as thesis and dissertation and other information and resources in collaboration with the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

My first international journal publication available online


Publication for Vol-05 Iss-03, Mar-2016, S.No.92: 
Reynaldo Perez-Ramos

Abstract: One of the perennial problems in managing toxic and hazardous wastes (THWs) generated from industrial activities is the final storage and disposal area for such kind of wastes.  Due to inadequate land surface disposal facility (LSDF) in the country, waste generators are continually practicing the WHIFFY (we-hide-it-freely-for years) approach; consequently becoming a threat to human health and the environment.

Proper site selection for land surface disposal facility requires a consultative process, taking into consideration the various factors that affect the overall siting process towards an effective identification of land to be developed into acceptable and environmentally-safe land surface disposal structures.

This paper attempts to establish a three-level site selection system through a participatory approach; and this is validated using survey questionnaire and secondary data. The establishment of a three-level site selection system facilitates the initial disposal siting process which leads to the development of  technically, socially, environmentally, and politically acceptable disposal facilities for THWs in the Philippines. This paper also recommends basic guidelines to further support the site selection process with the application of computer-based spatial decision support systems such as Geographic Information System (GIS) as part of the land suitability assessment analysis.
Key words: toxic and hazardous wastes, disposal siting, land surface facility, site selection, geographic information system