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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



10 October 2018 10:22:24 PM

The Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) headed by Director General Dr. Romulo Miral Jr., in partnership with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), organized a knowledge sharing forum entitled: “Seeking Out Opportunities And Gearing Up For The Challenges In The 4th Industrial Revolution” at the House of Representatives. House Secretary General Dante Roberto Maling, in his welcome speech, said the forum is a timely and positive step for the government, the private sector and the academe to work hand in hand as a preparation for the challenges presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution or FIRE as it is called at PIDS. Experts described the FIRE as a fusion of the physical, digital and biological worlds. Speakers on FIRE included AIM President and Dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang, PIDS Senior Research Fellow Dr. Jose Ramon Albert and Assistant Secretary Dr. Rafaelita Aldaba of the Department of Trade and Industry. IT and Business Process Association Philippines, Inc. President and CEO Rey Escarilla Untal, Electric Industries Association of the Philippines Director Victor Gruet and Claudius Caesar Gabinete of the Food and Agriculture Organization Representative in the Philippines gave their reactions about the FIRE. | Ma. Victoria Palomar/Gilbert Engay