UPM CAS faculty members and staff receive practical training on CPR

A Mass Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training was conducted on March 20, 2024 at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) as part of a series of mass CPR training sessions to be held throughout the year for the UP Manila community.


The activity is keeping with UP Manila Chancellor Michael L. Tee’s aim to equip the staff further with basic knowledge of CPR and increase public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.

Administrative staff and support participate in practical application of CPR
Personnel from EMS demonstrate steps on how to handle choking on a child

Making up the College of Arts and Sciences’ capacity building training for 2024, the event was attended by the CAS faculty members and staff who participated in both the lecture and practical training sessions led by the UP Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for Health (DRRM-H)-Technical Working Group under the UP Manila Health and Safety Committee.  


Personnel from the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Department of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) guided the participants in performing return demonstration and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


During the event, Ms. Stephanie P. Reyes, Training Officer of PGH EMS, and Dr. Carlos Primero D. Gundran, TWG Chair and Head, UP Manila DRRM-H, highlighted the importance of learning CPR due to the rising cases of cardiopulmonary diseases. Last year, more than 77, 000 Filipinos suffered and died of cardiac arrest.

UPM CAS Associate Dean for Planning and Development Alice Adeva delivers closing remarks of the training
Ms. Stephanie P. Reyes, Training Officer of PGH EMS lecture

Both CAS Associate Dean for Planning and Development Alice B. Adeva and CAS Administrative Officer V Carlota P. Surat, who also participated in the training, thanked the participants in attending the event and the organizers for providing such meaningful training.


A total of 27 administrative and support staff participated in the training.