Vast Flooding in Zamboanga City dealt by the ITCZ

By E.O. Villacampa and I.T. Demetillo The Intertropical Convergent Zone (ITCZ) prevalence affects the Visayas, Mindanao and Palawan said PAGASA. That would cause inclement weather over the Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga Region, and even portions of Soccsksargen and Davao Regions [1]. Prior to this ITCZ, the Tropical Storm Crising [2], later classified … Continue reading Vast Flooding in Zamboanga City dealt by the ITCZ

INCIDENT REPORT: MAY 14, 2021 ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR AND SIBUGAY FLOODING INCIDENT CAUSED BY POST-TROPICAL DEPRESSION CRISING

By Abbygail B. Soco INCIDENT ACCOUNT AND ACTIONS TAKEN The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared Tropical Depression Crising reduced to a low-pressure area at 8 am on May 14, 2021. However, the remnant low still brought prolonged light to heavy rain over Zamboanga del Sur and Sibugay in the noon of … Continue reading INCIDENT REPORT: MAY 14, 2021 ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR AND SIBUGAY FLOODING INCIDENT CAUSED BY POST-TROPICAL DEPRESSION CRISING

Initial Report on the Geologic Quadrangle Mapping for Mandih Quadrangle

By GEGS The Mines and Geoscience Bureau Regional Office IX (MGB-IX) conducted systematic geological mapping in the Mandih Quadrangle (Sheet No. 3644-IV) in the Zamboanga Peninsula is part of the 2021 Quadrangle Geological Mapping Project. The purpose of the mapping program is to produce a 1:50,000 scale quadrangle map in Region IX which one of … Continue reading Initial Report on the Geologic Quadrangle Mapping for Mandih Quadrangle

PRELIMINARY GROUNDWATER RESOURCE ASSESSMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF DIPLAHAN, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY

By Hydrogeology Section The 2021 1:50:000 Scale Groundwater Resource Availability and Vulnerability Assessment of MGB, RO-IX Geosciences Division commenced on March 22 to 31, 2021, and April 5 to 22, 2021, in the Municipality of Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay. This is part of the groundwater resource study of the entire Zamboanga Peninsula for the year 2021, … Continue reading PRELIMINARY GROUNDWATER RESOURCE ASSESSMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF DIPLAHAN, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY

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 Report on the Geologic Quadrangle Mapping for Tupilac Peak Quadrangle

By GEGS The Mines and Geoscience Bureau Regional Office IX (MGB-IX) conducted systematic geological mapping in the Tupilac Peak Quadrangle (Sheet No. 3443-II) in Zamboanga Peninsula is part of the 2020 Quadrangle Geological Mapping Project. The purpose of the mapping program is to produce a 1:50,000 scale quadrangle map in Region IX which one of … Continue reading Initial Report on the Geologic Quadrangle Mapping for Tupilac Peak Quadrangle

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

Initial Report on the Geologic Quadrangle Mapping for Madalag Point Quadrangle

By GEGS The Mines and Geoscience Bureau Regional Office IX (MGB-IX) conducted systematic geological mapping in the Madalag Point Quadrangle (Sheet No. 3545-II) in Zamboanga Peninsula as part of the 2021 Quadrangle Geological Mapping Project. The purpose of the mapping program is to produce a 1:50,000 scale quadrangle map in Region IX which one of … Continue reading Initial Report on the Geologic Quadrangle Mapping for Madalag Point Quadrangle

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