IEC (Information, Education, Communication) on Geologic Hazards and Disaster Awarenes and Preparedness (Disaster Risk Reduction) was conducted for barangay officials and representatives of the municipalities of eastern Misamis Oriental. Participants included the punong barangays, barangay disaster risk reduction and management officers (BDRRMOs), and representatives from every barangay from the women’s, senior citizens, PWD, and youth sectors.
The municipalities were divided into three clusters and held in 3 occasions and 3 venues– on August 10, 2016 at the municipal gymnasium of Talisayan, Misamis Oriental; on August 12, 2016 at the municipal gymnasium of Salay, Misamis Oriental; and on August 16, 2016 at the municipality of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #2
FOR: TROPICAL DEPRESSION “Carina”
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 5:00 PM, 29 JULY 2016
Tropical Depression “CARINA” maintains its strength as it moves North Northwest towards eastern Luzon.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
•Fisherfolk are alerted against moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.
MGB-10 joins in the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month 2016. This year’s theme is, “Kahandaan at Pagtugon sa Sakuna, Tungkulin ng Bawat Isa”.
The kick-off for this year’s observance was the Exhibit by the member-agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council-10 held at the Xavier University-Main Campus, Cagayan de Oro City on July 1, 2016. RDRRMC-10 Chairperson and OCD-10 Regional Director Ana C. Cañeda opened the Exhibit.
The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Northern Mindanao held its 2nd Quarter Full Council meeting at the Middleton Appartelle, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City on June 16, 2016. The meeting was presided by RDRRMC-10 Chairperson and OCD-10 Regional Director Ana C. Cañeda. The agenda included: Presentation of El Niño interventions by DA-10, DSWD-10, and NEDA-10; Summary of incidents monitored by OCD-10; Presentations on preparations for the rainy season by: PAGASA, “Outlook and advisory”; by OCD-10, “Pro-active measures against rain-induced emergencies”; by OCD-10, “Integrated flood warning and communications protocol”. The DILG-10 presented NDRRMC Memo No. 24, s. 2016, “Rules and regulations governing the implementation of the management of the dead and missing persons”. OCD-10 presented the Annual Gawad KALASAG guidelines and criteria. OCD-10 also presented the program of activities for the observance of the 2016 National Disaster Consciousness Month in July.
The 2nd Quarter RDRRMC-10 Full Council meeting was followed by the DRR Managers 10 meeting. The meeting was attended by local disaster risk reduction and management officers (LDRRMOs) in Northern Mindanao.
The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Disaster Preparedness Committee, chaired by the DILG-10, held a meeting at the N Hotel, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City on June 28, 2016 to discuss the La Niña Action Plan of the various member-agencies. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau-10, although not a member of the Disaster Preparedness Committee, was urgently invited by the DILG-10 already on the afternoon as DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe wanted the presence of the MGB-10 in the meeting.
Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. hastily attended the meeting and presented the DENR-MGB National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program, focusing on the IEC component of the program on, “Information, Education, Communication (IEC) on Geologic Hazards and Disaster Awareness and Preparedness (Disaster Risk Reduction)” for local officials, primarily, punong barangays and barangay disaster risk reduction and management officers (BDRRMOs).
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Central Office initiated the conduct of a learning course re: Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases and How to be an Expert/Competent Witness in Court on June 7-11, 2016 held at Sunrise Holiday Mansion, Royal Tagaytay Estate Alfonso, Tagaytay, Cavite. Participants were MGB lawyers and technical staff of each Regional Office and MGB Central Office. The Training-Seminar was attended by Engr. Manuel L. Candia, Officer-In-Charge of Mine Management Division, MGB Regional Office No. X. The continuing legal education program is to equip technical personnel with adequate knowledge on legal principles and proceedings for proper performance of duties. The lecturers of the training-seminar are Atty. Herman R. Cimafranca, Assistant Solicitor General of Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), Atty. Sharon E. Millan-Decano, State Solicitor of OSG and Judge Silvino T. Pampilo, Jr., RTC Manila, Branch 26.
FOR: LOW PRESSURE AREA
ISSUED AT: 11:00 AM, 25 JUNE 2016
AT 10:00 AM TODAY, THE LOW PRESSURE AREA (LPA) OVER THE EAST PHILIPPINE SEA WAS ESTIMATED AT 850 KM EAST OF SURIGAO CITY, SURIGAO DEL NORTE (9.1° N, 133.2° E). MEANWHILE, ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE AREA (LPA) WAS SPOTTED AT 160 KM SOUTHEAST OF HINATUAN, SURIGAO DEL SUR (7.5° N, 127.5° E)
THESE TWO LPA ARE EMBEDDED ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ) WHICH WILL BRING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHERN LUZON, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO TODAY AND ONWARDS.
Messrs. Ramon S. Hong, Jr. and Jessel Ian R. Samonte, GIS specialists, Geosciences Division, attended the Training on Web Migration and Development using the Joomla 3.0x Web Template. The training was organized by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Central Office and held in Quezon City on May 24 to 27, 2016.
Administrative Order No. 39 mandates “Government Agencies to migrate to the Government Web Hosting Service and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO)”. At the end of the course, the participants were able to install, configure, and update the Government Web Template for Joomla; administer securely a Joomla site through the Administrator Dashboard; and administer securely a Joomla site though cPanel.