MGB-6 pursues geological risk reduction and resiliency activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Iloilo City – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 6 (MGB-6) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) moves forward to complete its work targets under the geological risk reduction and resiliency program of the government amidst the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under this program, the Geosciences Division of MGB-6 is on its way of accomplishing work targets such as the vulnerability risk assessment (VRA), groundwater resource assessment, quadrangle mapping, subsurface assessment for karst (sinkhole), coastal geohazard mapping, and information, education, communication (IEC) for municipalities.

Before the pandemic broke out in February this year, the technical team of MGB-6 completed the VRA, quadrangle mapping and subsurface assessment of Caluya, Antique.

In the second semester, MGB-6 accomplished its targets, namely:  VRA in Lezo, Aklan, Sebaste and Culasi, Antique, while it remains to assess Cuartero, Capiz; groundwater resource assessment in Leganes, Iloilo; quadrangle mapping of Minapasoc quadrangle in Negros Occidental, and coastal assessment of Tigbauan and Oton, Iloilo.

To ensure physical distancing and other safety and health protocols to reduce the risks of spreading the coronavirus causing COVID-19, MGB-6 will conduct IEC on the results of the vulnerability risk assessments completed through virtual conferencing.  (MGB RO-6)

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