Iloilo City –The Mines and Geosciences Bureau VI presents the geohazard mapping and assessment results of Caluya, Antique last December 21, 2023 during the municipality’s organizational meeting. The municipality is set to update its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and has invited resource persons from different government agencies to provide information critical in the drafting of the updated CLUP and CDP.
Dr. Leilanie O. Suerte, supervising geologist of MGB VI discussed the geohazard map provided by MGB VI to the local government that shows the areas with high risk for rain-induced landslides, flood and sinkholes or karst subsidence. The inclusion of geologic hazards data in a Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) is essential in risk mitigation, Dr. Suerte said.
Integrating geologic hazards data into CLUP enhances the overall resilience and sustainability of a municipality, safeguarding both its residents and the environment from the potential impacts of natural disasters, Suerte added.
The municipal officials of Caluya, Antique welcomed the inputs and recommendations from the DENR Region VI and MGB VI, creating the necessary awareness on the issues that may have implications in updating the municipality’s CLUP and CDP. (MGB VI)