Flood Incident Report – Municipality of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay

By Ollyn Rey Balignot On March 31, 2021, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated in its Wednesday afternoon weather update that the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) was last seen one hundred thirty-five kilometers (135 km) east of General Santos City which brought scattered rains in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Photos 1a and 1b. … Continue reading Flood Incident Report – Municipality of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay

INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE LANDSLIDE OCCURRENCE IN SITIO SIGUINAN, BARANGAY SANGALI, ZAMBOANGA CITY

By Dr. Lawrence Zamoras A landslide occurred in the hilly area of Sitio Siguinan, Barangay Sangali, Zamboanga City, which is geographically located at N 7°5’ 1.73”; E 122°11’ 17.03” (Figure 1). This incidence reportedly occurred on February 10, 2021 during nighttime. According to residents, during the incident, which occurred at night, there were neither rains … Continue reading INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE LANDSLIDE OCCURRENCE IN SITIO SIGUINAN, BARANGAY SANGALI, ZAMBOANGA CITY

2020 Geohazard Assessment for Environmentally Critical and Tourism-oriented Area: Lampinigan Island, Basilan

Tourism is recognized as an essential industry in the Philippines. Its significance as the main driver and contributor to socio-economic growth is acknowledged in Republic Act 9593 or the Tourism Policy Act of 2009. It has seen an increasing direct contribution to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employment over the years and peaking … Continue reading 2020 Geohazard Assessment for Environmentally Critical and Tourism-oriented Area: Lampinigan Island, Basilan

TD Marilyn and Habagat brought floods in ZC

By El-Jedidiah O. Villacampa and Ian T. Demetillo On September 14, 2020, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that Tropical Depression Marilyn and Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) would bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Visayas and Mindanao. In Zamboanga City, there are already several reported flood occurrences caused … Continue reading TD Marilyn and Habagat brought floods in ZC

GeoDiv News Brief: GD Field Programs to Recommence on July 2020

By Paul Asthor D. Yecyec Geosciences Division is set to recommence the field programs this month after the temporary cessation due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) protocols over the entire Zamboanga Peninsula in March 2020. The Hydrogeological Assessment Program and Geohazard Updating and Vulnerability Assessment Program will continue its fieldwork activities in the Municipality … Continue reading GeoDiv News Brief: GD Field Programs to Recommence on July 2020