The Central Mindanao University (CMU) hosted the 1st Phil-LiDAR 2 Mindanao Cluster Colloquium on April 15-17, 2015 in Maramag, Bukidnon. Caraga State University (CSU) co-hosted the activity with CMU.
In a message prepared by Engr. Nelson Beniabon, Chief Science Research Specialist of PCIEERD read during the program, he highlighted the importance of Phil-LiDAR 2 in providing support to industries in the region.
“By providing a comprehensive map of the resources in the region, we are giving decision makers, innovators, and investors a bird’s eye view of where they can start. Through S&T’s innovative ways, we help in promoting development in the region and in the country as a whole”, he said as quoted in the message.
The Colloquium was attended by more than eighty (80) participants from different Phil-LiDAR participating higher education institutions (HEIs). Among these HEIs are Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU), Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin), and the hosts, CMU and CSU.
Among the activities done during the colloquium are presentation of techniques and updates of the project and visit to project facilities of CMU. The program was concluded with a field validation exercise at the Dahilayan Nature Park in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
Also present in the event are project representatives of Phil-LiDAR 2 Program from UP Diliman and representatives from PCIEERD.
(Hector Manuel Jon C. Brizuela, PCIEERD)