Emmanuel M. Luna, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, is a professor of Community Development at the College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines. In the last three decades, Dr. Luna has been involved in training Christian development workers and pastors in holistic and transformational development, community organizing and research in church ministry. He has extensive practice in community organizing, action research, participatory monitoring and evaluation, and social environmental impact studies. Specializing in community-based disaster risk management, he has published several papers in national and international journals. He is a life-time member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa and the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society.