Tropical Depression”Chedeng”

Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

Issued at 05:00 am, 18 March 2019

(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11:00 am today.)


  • Scattered to at times widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Davao del Norte today (18 March) and in most parts of Mindanao tomorrow (19 March). The disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned and residents of these areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at high risk of flooding or landslide, are advised to undertake necessary preparations and continue monitoring for updates.
  • Those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao, as well as the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS).
  • This tropical depression may make landfall over the eastern coast of Davao Oriental tomorrow (19 March) morning. Continue reading »

The DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Lands Geological Survey Division, headed by OIC-Chief, Mr. Antonio Apostol, organized the 2019 Geoscience Workshop on February 18 to 22.  DENR-MGB, Region III hosted this year’s workshop in Clark, Pampanga.

The first day included a presentation on Geopark by Ms. Liza Socorro Manzano, Supervising Science Research Specialist, MGB-Central Office, and on Laboratory Matters by Ms. Jocelyn Villanueva, Senior Science Research Specialist, MGB-Central Office.  The second day opened with a talk on Geodatabase by Ms. Carleen Joy Gatdula, Senior Science Research Specialist, MGB-Central Office.  After this, breakout sessions were held for  the next two days of the workshop and facilitated by the following: Geologic Quadrangle Mapping Workshop by Dr. Maybellin Zepeda, Supervising Geologist, MGB-Central Office; Groundwater Resource Assessment by Mr. Aniano Torres, Supervising Science Research Specialist, MGB-Central Office; Updating 1:10,000 scale Geohazard Maps, on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, and on Information, Education and Communication by Mr. Salvio Laserna, Supervising Science Research Specialist, MGB-Central Office; Mineral Reservation Program by Mr. Raymundo Villones, Supervising Science Research Specialist, MGB-Central Office; PDRA by Mr. Carl Reiner Padua, Geologist, MGB-Central Office; and Subsidence Hazard Assessment by Ms. Manzano. Continue reading »

Feb 272019

Pursuant to Sec. 8 of Presidential Decree No. 1566 and as an extremely important part in disaster preparedness plan, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X conducted an earthquake drill and exercise on February 21, 2019.

The primary objective of the drill is to practice timely and appropriate response when an actual earthquake will occur.

At the sound of the alarm, all personnel executed the “duck, cover, and hold” position. As soon as the alarm went off, purposely they all went outside in rows to the designated safe area bringing with them medicine kits and other disaster ready tools. The drill coordinator then performed a head count vis-à-vis attendance of the day to make sure that nobody is trapped or have been left behind.

Earthquake drills and exercises will be conducted quarterly as the law prescribes.

Representatives of MGB Regional Office No. X, together with DENR, city and barangay officials, joined in the clean-up activity at Bitan-ag Creek on February 16, 2019 in Brgy. Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. Truckloads of trashes were collected on that day.

DENR-MGB-X Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. gave a presentation on the understanding of the rain-induced landslide and flood susceptibility maps during the DENR-X Regional Management Conference held at the DENR-X Conference Room on January 14, 2019.  The participants included regional and field officials led by DENR-X Regional Executive Director Arleigh Adorable

and DENR-MGB-X Regional Director Rex Monsanto.  This was followed by a presentation on the downloading of the 1:10,000 scale rain-induced landslide and flood susceptibility maps by IT Specialist Ramon Hong, Jr.

The PENROs and the CENROs in Region-X have earlier been provided copies of the DENR-MGB-X rain-induced landslide and flood susceptible maps of their respective areas of jurisdiction.


ISSUED AT: 4:00 AM 20 January 2019

VALID BEGINNING: 4:00 AM Today until 4:00 AM Tomorrow

SYNOPSIS: At 3:00 AM today, the Tropical Depression AMANG was estimated based on all available data at 495 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (7.9°N, 130.8°E)”with maximum sustained winds of  45km/hr near the center and gustiness up to 60 km/hr. It is moving North Northeast at 15km/hr. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon.

CARAGA and provinces of Camiguin will experienced rains with gusty winds due to Tropical Depression “AMANG”. The rest of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to TD “Amang”. The eastern sec

tions of Mindanao will have strong winds coming from the Northeast with rough seas. Elsewhere, moderate winds from Northeast will prevail with moderate to rough seas.

Ang CARAGA ug probinsya sa Camiguin makasinati sa mga pag-ulan ug kalit nga pag-kusog sa hangin TD “Amang”. Ang ubang parte sa Mindanao makasinati sa mapanganuron nga kalangitan inubanan katag-katag nga pag ulan ug pagpanalugdog tungod kini saTD “Amang” Ang silangang bahin sa Mindanao makasinati sa kusog nga hangin gikan sa Amihanang Silangang direksyon ug ang kadagatan niining mga dapita, kusog ang pagbalud. Sa ubang dapit sa Mindanao, kasarangan nga hangin gikan sa Amihanang Silangang direksyon ug kasarangan ngadto nasa kusog ang balud sa kadagatan.


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Jan 182019

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MGB Regional Office No. X joined in the nationwide observance of Rizal Day on December 30, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City.  City Mayor, Hon. Oscar S. Moreno, delivered the message at the Divisoria Park.  After the mayor’s speech, MGB-X joined other government offices in laying a wreath at the Rizal monument. The occasion marked the 122nd death anniversary and martyrdom of Dr. Jose P.  Rizal.

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