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MGB R02 conducts training on engineering geology

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II conducted a training-workshop on Engineering Geology on 25-27 September 2018 at MGB Multi-Purpose Hall, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. The event was anchored on the continual improvement of the MGB ROII geologists in compliance to its Integrated Management System (IMS) and its mandate on environmental management, particularly on hazard assessment and mitigation.

Bearing the theme: “Engineering Geology-Theory and Practice,” intends to enhance the competence of the geologists in natural hazard assessment, slope stability, engineering geophysics, drilling, and geo technology.

During the first day of the training-workshop, a lecture on theory and principles behind engineering geology, including the basic principles in mapping, logging, and stereographic projection were discussed by Victor Rey Angeles, a licensed geologist who specializes in engineering and environmental geology.

The fieldwork was conducted on the second day at Penablanca, Cagayan where the local geology posed engineering design and construction challenges.

On the third day, an interactive session was conducted that included preparation and presentation of field data and engineering geologic map.

The training-workshop was attended by geologists of MGB R02 led by its Chief Geologist Felicitas V. Piligan.