Media Alert: Philippine Leaders to Visit Texas A&M University-San Antonio As Part of Cyber Security Exploration in the United States

By University Communications

Monday, 06 17 2019


Six members from various areas of the Philippine government are visiting Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) as part of “Sustaining Cybersecurity: A Project for the Philippines.” The group has been invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The Institute of International Education arranged this program. The Philippine leaders will spend time with the faculty of A&M-SA’s Center for Information Technology and Cyber Security.


The Philippine leadership group includes:

      • Angelo Diaz Buenviaje, Chief of Staff, Office of Sen. Grace Poe, Philippine Senate
      • Harry Ruiz Lorenz, Assistant Chief, Cyber Security, Research and Analysis Division, Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group
      • Alwell Canizares Mulsid, Information Systems Analyst II, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Cybersecurity Bureau
      • Carlos Adrian Angeles Nazareno, Interactive Developer, Joystick Interactive
      • Antoni Pauline Parraba Pascual, State Counsel I, Department of Justice, Office of Cybercrime

Melchor Topacio Plabasan, Deputy Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019
2 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Science and Technology Building, Room 211-A
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224
CONTACTS: Nan Palmero
(210) 784-1118

About Texas A&M University-San Antonio
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About San Antonio Council for International Visitors (SACIV)
SACIV is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), founded in 1989, that arranges professional programming and home hospitality for emerging international leaders who have been selected by the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to come to the United States. Hundreds of these international visitors come to San Antonio each year, providing opportunities to the community for fostering economic development and cross-cultural understanding. In addition to meeting with area professionals in their fields and exploring the local culture of San Antonio, international visitors are invited into the homes of SACIV members or hosted for meals or special excursions, giving them invaluable first-hand experience with everyday Americans.