Geosciences

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council-X / Office of Civil Defense-X conducted a series of 3-day Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Trainings for the Public Sector.  MGB-X was requested as Resource Person on, “Geologic Hazards: Landslide and Subsidence” on the following schedules for Public Sector Employees, for Department of Education Divisions: on September 07, 2017: for the Department of Education Division of Camiguin, on September 14, 2017: for the DepEd Division of Misamis Occidental and on September 21, 2017: for the Department of Education Division of Iligan City. Continue reading »

The Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) held its 53rd Annual Session in Cebu City on 16-19 October 2017 in Cebu City.  The Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) is an intergovernmental organization whose mission is to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of applied geoscience programmes in East and Southeast Asia in order to contribute to economic development and the improvement of the quality of life in the region.  CCOP has fourteen member-countries from the region and fourteen cooperating countries worldwide.  CCOP promotes capacity building, technology transfer, exchange of information and institutional linkages for sustainable resource development, management of geo-information, geo-hazard mitigation and protection of the environment. Continue reading »

Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. (left) with faculty and students of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan College of Engineering Civil Engineering Department.

Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. served as a panelist during the project proposal presentation by undergraduate students of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan College of Engineering Civil Engineering Department.  The project proposal presentation was on the Slope Stability Analysis of Carmen Hill, Cagayan de Oro City.  Mr. Sinsuat was also invited to be a panelist in the project proposal presentation on the Liquefaction Potential Map of Cagayan de Oro City.  The presentations were held at the Engineering Conference Room of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City on August 23, 2017.

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – X held the culmination program for the recent observance of National Disaster Resilience Month and the Gawad KALASAG awarding ceremony at The Mallberry Suites Business Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City on August 10, 2017.  Several local chief executives were present, including Cagayan de Oro City Mayor, Hon. Oscar S. Moreno.

Provincial, city, municipal, and barangay local disaster risk reduction and management officers and representatives of various institutions were on hand to receive their Gawad KALASAG awards from RDRRMC-X officials led by RDRRMC-X Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense-X Regional Director Liza Mazo. Continue reading »

Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto addressing the DENR-X community on the occasion of “National Disaster Resilience Month” during the Monday convocation hosted by MGB-X on July 17, 2017

THE MONTH OF JULY USED TO BE OBSERVED AS THE NATIONAL DISASTER CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH.

PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 29 ON JUNE 28, 2017 RENAMING THE NATIONAL DISASTER CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH TO NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE MONTH AND SHIFTING ITS FOCUS FROM DISASTER AWARENESS BUILDING TO DISASTER RESILIENCE.

DISASTER RESILIENCE PERTAINS TO THE ABILITY OF INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND STATES TO ADAPT TO AND RECOVER FROM THE EFFECTS OF HAZARDS AND DISASTERS THROUGH EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT.  Continue reading »

MGB-10 Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto delivers his message to the IEC participants and talks on the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program.

After covering 5 provinces, 9 cities, and 84 municipalities, the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Northern Mindanao concluded its IEC (Information, Education, Communication) on Geologic Hazards and Disaster Awareness and Preparedness (Disaster Risk Reduction).  The last leg of the IEC activity was  conducted for the municipal and barangay officias of the municipalities of Baungon, Libona, Malitbog, and Manolo Fortich, all of Bukidnon province.

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.  Also invited were the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers, Municipal Government Operations Officers, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators, Municipal Engineers, and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers. The IEC activity was held at the Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center, Limketkai Center, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City on May 30, 2017. Continue reading »

IEC (Information, Education, Communication) on Geologic Hazards and Disaster Awareness and Preparedness (Disaster Risk Reduction) were conducted for the municipal and barangay officias of the municipalities of Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Kadingilan, Kibawe, and Kitaotao, all of Bukidnon province. 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. Also invited were the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers, Municipal Government Operations Officers, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators, Municipal Engineers, and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers.

The IEC was held at the Don Carlos Municipal Gymnasium on May 5, 2017. Continue reading »

Following the number of earthquakes affecting various parts of the country, including with epicenter in Wao, Lanao del Sur  in Mindanao on April 12, 13, and 16, 2017, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau regional office took the opportunity when it was its turn to host the DENR regional office Monday convocation on April 17, 2017 to conduct an IEC on earthquake and tsunami awareness and preparedness. Continue reading »

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