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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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