"Forensics and mass casualties in disaster-prone PH tackled in UP Manila forum" (ABS-CBN News)


MANILA -- A multi-disciplinary approach to handling mass casualties from disasters both natural and man-made will help give dignity to the dead while helping design public health policy, University of the Philippines-Manila faculty members said Tuesday.

For the second straight year, UP Manila is mounting a short course on forensic science, a timely exercise as the country braces for the onset of typhoon season, said anthropologist Tess de Guzman, chairperson of the UP Manila Department of Behavioral Sciences.

Identifying dead bodies has always been a challenge for Filipino authorities, who have handled calamities on the scale of Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and shooting incidents such as the siege on the Resorts World casino hotel in 2017...