Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps at Leon B. Postigo, Zambonga del Norte

In connection with the National Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program (NGAMP) of DENR-MGB, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Project (VRA) was undertaken to further optimize the use of the geohazard maps. In line with this program, Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign was conducted, with a theme “Understanding Risk Exposure Maps”. This activity aims to inform the different constituents of the municipality regarding the result of the determined elements such as population, road network and built-up area that are at risk of flooding and rain-induced landslide. Furthermore for C.Y 2019, MGB –IX has a target of nine (9) municipalities in Zamboanga Peninsula. Municipality of Leon B. Postigo is one of the targeted municipalities for the month of June 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACTIVITY

  • The program started with a registration of the participants for the training-workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps at around 9 in the morning. Upon registration, workshop kits were also given.
  • Participants include: Representatives from Local Risk Reduction Management Office (LDRRMO), Municipal Planning and Development Officer (MPDO) Municipal Engineer’s Office (MEO), Women’s Group, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) Rural Health Unit (RHU), Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD), Department of Education (DepEd), ABC President and a representative from the Accounting Office.The program started with a registration of the participants for the training-workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps at around 9 in the morning. Upon registration, workshop kits were also given.
  • Lectures were presented by the speakers from Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region- IX (DENR-MGB-IX) namely, Supervising Geologist, El-Jedidiah O. Villacampa; Geologists Ollyn Rey T. Balignot, Ian T. Demetillo and Jerome G. Real. Topics discussed are the following:

    a) Different types of Geologic hazards in the Philippines (rain induced-landslide, formation of sinkholes, coastal hazards and flooding)
    b) Understanding 1:10,000 scale Geohazard map of Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte
    c) Introduction to Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Map and its important use.
  • Issues of Concern:
    a) Overall, the municipality has no issue with regards to emergency responses. This is merely due to the smooth coordination of the concerned agencies within the municipality. To add up, participants stated their respective roles and responsibilities before and after calamities.
  • During the afternoon session, guide questions on the utilization of risk exposure maps were given to the participants for them to answer. Afterward, the participants evaluated the activity using the evaluation form, including the presentation and speakers.
Registration of the participants and handing out of IEC kits prior to the program.
Geologists, Ollyn Rey T. Balignot (Left) and Ian T. Demetillo (Right) discussed the different types of hazards in Zamboanga Peninsula including rain-induced landslide, flood, sinkhole and coastal hazard.
Geologist Jerome G. Real gave a brief discussion on the 1:10,000 scale Geohazard Map (rain-induced landslide and flood hazard) of Leon B. Postigo. In addition, Mr. Real gave emphasis on how these hazards pose a threat to the community and how to adapt to these changes.
Supervising Geologist, El- Jedidiah O. Villacampa, discussed on how to read and use the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Maps. The presentation of the VRA map is the highlight of the activity.
Representatives from the different offices/divisions shared their interest to the VRA maps and its usefulness in DRRM planning. Likewise, these representatives presented their respective roles and responsibilities before and after calamities.
Complete Set of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Maps and Posters were turned over to the participants.
Participants posed after the conduct of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps at Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte.
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