Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps at Liloy, 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 Liloy is one of the targeted municipalities for the month of June 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACTIVITY

  • The program started with the 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), representative from the Women’s Group, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Department of Education (DepEd)
  • Lectures were presented by the speakers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region- IX (DENR-MGB-IX) namely, Supervising Geologist, El-Jedidiah O. Villacampa; Geologists 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 Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte
    c) Introduction to Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Map and its important use
  • Issues of Concern:
    a) Reported sinkholes within the municipality environs. LDDRMC wanted to request for a special Information Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign in Liloy National High School this July with regards to sinkhole.
    b) Contractors of the Department of Works and Highways (DPWH) lack coordination with the MPDC and MEO regarding various construction projects within the municipality.
  • During the afternoon session, guide questions on the utilization of risk exposure maps were given to the participants for them to answer. Thereafter, the participants evaluated the overall activity using the evaluation form, including the presentation and speakers.
Courtesy call to Liloy Municipal Mayor, Hon. Roberto Uy and
Registration of the participants and handing out of IEC kits prior to the program.
Geologist Ian T. Demetillo discussed the different types of hazard in Zamboanga Peninsula including rain-induced landslide, flood and sinkhole.
Geologist Jerome G. Real gave a brief discussion on the 1:10,000 scale Geohazard Map (rain-induced landslide and flood hazard) of Liloy. 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 VRA map is the highlight of the activity.
Representatives from different sections/offices shared their interest in the VRA maps and its usefulness for DRRM planning. Other concerns were raised and answered respectively by the speakers.
Complete Sets of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Maps and Posters were handed over to the participants.
Participants posed after the conduct of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps at Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
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