In a symbolic ceremony held at the CBSUA Evacuation Center on August 9, 2023, the directorship was officially passed by outgoing Director of the Resilience Center, Dr. Philip N. Talay, to the newly-appointed Director, Ms. Sheryl San Andres. The event marked not only a transition in leadership but also a celebration of the Center’s continued commitment to fostering disaster preparedness and community resilience.
Dr. Philip N. Talay, who has been in charge of the Resilience Center, expressed his appreciation for the chance to serve as a leader and help the organization expand. He emphasized the need for cooperation and unity among partners in his final address to fulfill the Center’s goal.
Taking over the reins, Ms. Sheryl San Andres conveyed her excitement and determination to continue the legacy of the Resilience Center. She stated her desire to broaden the center’s reach and involve more community members in creating a more resilient society.
A noteworthy aspect of the ceremony was the presence and participation of the Center’s esteemed partners, including the Red Cross Youth Council of CBSUA Pili Campus, SGT. Oliver Laput of the Philippine Army, ILT. Jomar Avila of the Philippine Army, Catherine Arga, EMO/PCO Coordinator from Calabanga, Ariel Esteban, MNWD Representative from Naga City, Emmanuel Dematera, ESS President, Edlynne Kaith Manlangit, Representative of CA, and Eduard Morada, EMO/PCO Coordinator from Pasacao Campus. Each partner delivered brief messages, underscoring the significance of collaborative efforts in strengthening community resilience.
The Resilience Center is starting a new chapter, and everyone is eager to see what innovative projects and alliances will shape the future of community resilience in the area while Ms. Sheryl San Andres leads this new beginning. | 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘴. 𝘑𝘰𝘺 𝘈𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘴, 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧