Prof. Dina D’ Ayala, the Co-Director of EPICentre, giving the lecture on Global Framework for Safer Schools

Geologist Jenisse Dowell N. Medel attended the Seminar on SCOSSO: An Overview of Multi-Hazard Vulnerability Assessment of Schools (The Case of Cagayan de Oro City).  The seminar was held at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City on February 14, 2017.  The seminar consisted of three(3) lectures, showcasing the hazard assessment of schools in Cagayan de Oro City, which was conducted by experts from the University College London (UCL).  Survey results of the SCOSSO (Safer COmmunities through Safer SchOols in the Philippines) Project, which started last August 2016, was also presented during the seminar.

The first lecture was on Global Framework/Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) given by Prof. Dina D’Ayala, the Co-Director of Earthquake and People Interaction Centre (EPICentre) based in UCL. Included in the GPSS is the establishment of a baseline for school safety, as well as the vulnerability assessment of schools in disaster-prone regions of the world. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Issued at: 5:00AM today, 06 March 2017

SYNOPSIS: At 4:00 AM today, the low pressure area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 225 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur(7.2N, 128.0E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. Continue reading »

In line with the national geohazard program, two landslide warning signages were installed in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon on February 10, 2017. The MGB-10 team coordinated with Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Municipal Councilor and concurrent Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, Hon. Reynaldo L. Bagayas, Jr. The MDRRMO recommended the area along the highway in Barangay Maluko.  Tension cracks have manifested in the area where an on-going road project is being undertaken by the DPWH.

Feb 062017

MGB-X Contractual and Job Order employees as they listened to Mr. Arnold Velasco during the orientation-seminar on the salient features of SSS

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X in cooperation with the Social Security System (SSS) conducted an orientation seminar the salient features of the System on 3 February 2017 at the MGB-X Conference Room.

The said orientation-seminar was mainly for the Contractual and Job Order employees of the Regional Office which by nature of their employment are not covered by the GSIS Law. With the sole purpose to provide them with social security protection, MGB-X Management endeavored to have them covered by SSS. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) shall be entered into by both offices to proceed with the other phases of membership.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Issued at: 5:00PM today, 28 January 2017

SYNOPSIS:

At 4:00 Pm today, A Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at115kmSoutheast of General Santos City (5.5N, 126.0E). Tail-end of a Cold Front affecting Visayas and Mindanao. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

HEAVY RAINFALL ADVISORY NO.3 #MIN_PRSD
Weather System: Tail-end of a cold front & Low Pressure Area
Issued at 7:00 PM, 16 January 2017

Red Warning Level: Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula
Serious Flooding expected in Low lying Areas

The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council concerned are advised to MONITOR the weather condition and watch for the next advisory to be issued at 10:00 PM. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

FOR:TAIL-END OF A COLD FRONT AND LOW PRESSURE AREA (LPA)
ISSUED AT: 11:00 AM 16 January 2017
AT 10:00 AM TODAY, A LOW PRESSURE AREA (LPA) WAS ESTIMATED BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA AT 130 KM WEST OF COTABATO CITY, MAGUINDANAO (7.4 ºN, 123.1 ºE). THIS WEATHER SYSTEM, ALONG WITH THE TAIL-END OF A COLD FRONT, WILL BRING CLOUDY SKIES WITH MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAINS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER PALAWAN, VISAYAS, ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA AND NORTHERN MINDANAO. RESIDENTS IN THESE AREAS ARE ALERTED AGAINST POSSIBLE FLASHFLOODS AND LANDSLIDES.

THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR FOR UPDATES TO BE INCORPORATED IN THE 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST TO BE ISSUED AT 5:00 PM TODAY AND 5:00 AM TOMORROW, RESPECTIVELY, AND IN THE NEXT ADVISORY TO BE ISSUED AT 11:00 AM TOMORROW. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

ISSUED AT: 2:00 PM, 08 January 2017

TROPICAL DEPRESSION “AURING” HAS SLIGHTLY CHANGED ITS SPEED AND DIRECTION AND IS NOW MOVING TOWARDS SURIGAO DEL NORTE. Continue reading »

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