State of the Geology Program in the Philippines 
A CHED-PRC 2010 Assessment

Rene Juna R. Claveria, Phd1, Emmanuel V. Tamesis, Phd2, Mario A. Aurelio, Phd3, 
Sevillo B. David Jr., Phd4, Teresito C. Bacolcol, Phd5

1Chair, CHED Technical Committee for Geology; Ateneo de Manila University
2 Member, CHED Technical Committee for Geology; Chair, Board of Geology, PRC
3 Member, CHED Technical Committee for Geology; NIGS, University of the Philippines-Diliman
4 Member, CHED Technical Committee for Geology, MGB-DENR
5 Member, CHED Technical Committee for Geology, PHIVOLCS-DOST



Geology is the branch of science that deals with the study of the Earth, its processes, history, shapes and substances. The knowledge that Geology generates provides answers to many problems, from the simple and mundane to the complex and extraordinary that affect people’s lives. As a scientific discipline, geology is as important as any other branch of science in the continuing development of the Philippines. With the country’s wealth of natural resources and its susceptibility to natural disasters, Geology bears the burden of providing explanations and solutions to related problems. It is very important not only in understanding how the dynamic earth works but also in knowing how to cope up with the hazards accompanying the inevitable changes. The science of Geology looks into the various complexities such as magma generation and volcanism, landforms and mountain building, earth resources and utilization and geohazards. It is and will always be a discipline indispensable to science, human progress and welfare, and the environment.

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