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Dr. Arcilla lectures on Mining

Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla, Director of the University of the Philippines National Institute for Geological Sciences (NIGS), will lecture on the pros and cons of mining on August 17 from 1 to 4 pm at the 4th floor, College of Engineering’s (CoE) Geodetic Engineering Theater in Melchor Hall.

The lecture entitled To Mine or Not: Can Mining and Concern for the Environment Co-exist? is the third in the Culture of Excellence Public Lecture Series of CoE. 

Dr. Arcilla took his BS Geology degree in UPD and graduated cum laude. He both received his master’s degree in Geology and doctoral degree in Geotechnical Engineering & Geosciences (Petrology and Geochemistry) from the University of Illinois in Chicago.   

The lecture series is chaired by Dr. Georgina R. Encanto. It is sponsored by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Chapter 045.

For more information, interested parties may contact Esther Jo Pinzon at the Phi Kappa Phi Office at Rm 119, Alumni Center (Fonacier Hall). Contact numbers are 709-5744 and 0906-452-6183. You may also email  or visit