Regional Director Rex Monsanto and his staff – Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer Jerome Ventic, and Planning Officer Gay Callanta participated in the two-day Conference and Planning Workshop for the Sub-Committee on Land Resource Management’s Approved Programs, Projects and Activities under Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) held in Cagayan de Oro City on 2018. June 5 and 6.  The activity was chaired by DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – Mindanao Atty. Michelle Go.  Military officials were also in attendance.  Continue reading »

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X joined the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on 2018. June 21.  The NSED was organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The drill started at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.  Participants performed the duck, cover and hold right after hearing a 60-second siren.  After the siren, the participants proceeded to the designated evacuation center.

The 2nd quarter NSED has the objective to test the community preparedness efforts, synergize and synchronize efforts towards supporting the effective implementation of both the National and Regional Disaster Response Plan.

All too often, technical report writing is loaded with unintelligible jargons, graphs and charts making it incomprehensible to most readers.  Sometimes reports fail to convey its real message either for the lack or overload of words.  Hence, a two-day seminar workshop on Technical Report Writing was conducted last May 24-25, 2018 at the VIP Hotel this city and was participated in by both non-technical and technical personnel of the Regional Office.

The two-day workshop provides learners with the knowledge to make professional writing more direct, informative, and concise for intended audiences.  Salvador C. dela Peña, Ph.D, Chairperson of the Department of Languages, Literature and Performing Arts of Liceo de Cagayan University provided scholarly inputs highlighting grammar correctness. Continue reading »

Issued at:4:00 AM today, 05 June 2018
SYNOPSIS: As of 3:00 am  today, the Low Pressure Area    (LPA) embedded  in the  Intertropical Convergence Zone(ITCZ) was estimated, based on all available data, at 795 km East of  Surigao  City, Surigao del Norte  (10.0 ºN, 132.7 ºE).

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at:4:00 AM today, 05 June 2018

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Low Pressure Area (LPA).  This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.  The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.
The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers.  These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Thank you very much.

In line with the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program of the DENR-MGB, the program continued, this time, in 2015, with the conduct of the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA).  Two VRAs were conducted in 2015 and twelve in 2016.  In 2018, the results of the assessment conducted in 2015 and 2016 are to presented to the cities/municipalities concerned.

The objective of the VRA is to provide additional technical information to the LGU for a risk-sensitive land use and development as well as disaster risk reduction and management planning.  The assessment takes into account the area’s susceptibility to rain-induced landslide and flooding.  Continue reading »

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region X took the occasion as host of the weekly flag-raising ceremony and Monday convocation at the DENR-X compound in Cagayan de Oro City on 2018. April 16 to highlight the celebration of Earth Month, with the coming Sunday, 2018. April 22, as Earth Day Celebration.

Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. gave a brief history of Earth Day celebration (from research):

“The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 is considered to be the birthday of the modern environmental protection movement. Continue reading »

Participating Mines and Geosciences Bureau personnel from the different regions to the Seminar-Workshop on ITAPS, SWEEPS and Disclosure of Public Information for 8888 Hotline Focal Persons

To ensure effective implementation of 8888 Hotline, a seminar-workshop on Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS), Efficient and Effective Public Service (SWEEPS), Freedom on Information and Data Privacy Protocol for 8888 Hotline Focal Persons,    a series of seminar-workshops (first batch) was conducted on April 17-19, 2018. The venue was at the Hive Hotel in  Quezon City and  was attended by 8888 Focal persons from the different DENR Regional Offices and line Bureaus like the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the Environmental Management Bureau.

The white cartolina represents a sample charter, part of the Seminar-Workshop was the preparation of each Agency’s charter given a limited time of five (5) minutes by the speaker from the Office of the Ombudsman Manila.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region X joined Cagayan de Oro City and the entire nation in the observance of the 76th Araw ng Kagitingan held at the Divisoria Park in Cagayan de Oro City on 2018. April 9.  The commemoration was led by Cagayan de Oro City Mayor, Hon. Oscar S. Moreno.  In his message, Mayor Moreno exhorted today’s leaders to leave behind a legacy of service for the future generations. Continue reading »

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