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April 20th, 2016
Geohazard Mapping Continues in the Philippines

KIANGAN, Ifugao, April 19, 2016—The Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources –Cordillera recently presented  to the local officials and government office representatives of this town the results of the geohazard mapping undertaken in the area last year.

The information campaign was intended to familiarize participants with the different kinds of geohazards prevalent in the municipality and to let them understand the importance of knowing these hazards which is vital in their disaster risk reduction and management response and activities.

Some of the geohazards identified are landslides, erosion, earthquake, flash flood after torrential rains, cave-ins and volcanic eruption since the municipality has a mountainous terrain.

The participants composed of barangay officials and personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Municipal Engineering Office, Municipal Planning and Development Office, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, and Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office were told to share what they learned to the people. (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

– See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/151461048300/mgb-presents-geohazard-mapping-result-in-ifugao-town#sthash.8q8uZdeD.dpuf