(Iloilo City) – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office 6 (MGB-6) of the DENR is distributing educational materials for a number of schools in Iloilo City and a barangay school in the province of Iloilo.
One poster being distributed by MGB-6 shows the different minerals that can be found in the region. It also illustrates how important minerals are in our daily living as most of the things we use cannot be produced without minerals. Roads, buildings, concrete houses, utensils, cars, computers, and almost anything people use in the modern world use minerals.
Some metallic minerals that we can find in Region 6 are gold, copper, manganese, chromite, and iron. Meanwhile, Region 6 is a source of marble, silica, sandstone, kaolinite or white clay, ball clay, limestone (dimension stone), red-burning clay, guano, phosphate rock, semi-precious gemstones, and sand and gravel (aggregate materials).
A poster on the national geologic hazard mapping of the MGB shows the importance of mapping the landslide and flood-prone areas in the country. It also shows how to interpret the geohazard maps to guide decision-makers and implementers in planning and preparing for eventualities of these natural hazards to reduce risk and manage their impacts.
MGB-6 is distributing a total of 1,000 copies to selected city schools and a barangay school. “By distributing these IEC materials to schools, MGB-6 aims to enhance the knowledge and awareness of learners on two contents – the importance of mineral resources on our daily lives, and the usefulness of geohazard maps in disaster risk reduction and management,” said Engr. Raul A. Laput, officer-in-charge for the office of the regional director of MGB-6.
The posters are also available in digital form which schools can use for online learning. (MGB-6)