Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps at Salug, 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 Salug 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.
  • 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 Salug, Zamboanga del Norte
    c) Introduction to Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Map and its important use
  • Issues of Concern:
    a) Issues regarding the miscommunication among sectors within the municipality during Typhoon Vinta in December 2017 (pre-disaster up to post-disaster activities)
    b) MPDC and MDRRMO designate of Salug, Mr. Edgardo M. Ragay, provided the IEC-VRA team, a copy of the Declaration of State of Calamity, Incident Report and Summary Reports of the total affected families, total agricultural and infrastructure damages of typhoon Vinta in the municipality.
  • 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 the speakers.
Registration of the participants and handing out of IEC kits prior to the program.
Geologists Ollyn Rey T. Balignot and Ian T. Demetillo discussed the different types of hazards in Zamboanga Peninsula including rain-induced landslide, flood sinkhole and coastal hazard. LDRRM Officer, Mr. Ragay pointed out the observed flood path of Salug River during typhoon Vinta in December 2017.
Geologists Ollyn Rey T. Balignot and Ian T. Demetillo discussed the different types of hazards in Zamboanga Peninsula including rain-induced landslide, flood sinkhole and coastal hazard. LDRRM Officer, Mr. Ragay pointed out the observed flood path of Salug River during typhoon Vinta in December 2017
Supervising Geologist El- Jedidiah O. Villacampa discussed on how to read and use the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Maps. This map is the highlight of the activity.
Representatives from different sectors shared their interest in the VRA maps and its usefulness during the disaster. Other concern was raised and being 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 Salug, Zamboanga del Norte.
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