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VRA in Jones, Isabela conducted

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II recently conducted a vulnerability and risk assessment in Jones, Isabela.

All the 42 barangays were assessed,namely :  Abulan, Addalam, Arubub, Bannawag, Bantay, Barangay I (Pob.), Barangay II (Pob.), Barangcuag, Dalibubon, Daligan, Diarao, Dibuluan, Dicamay I, Dicamay II, Dipangit, Disimpit, Divinan, Dumawing, Fugu, Lacab, Linamanan, Linomot, Malannit, Minuri, Namnama, Napaliong, Palagao, Papan Este, Papan Weste, Payac, Pongpongan, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Jose, San Roque, San Sebastian, San Vicente, Santa Isabel, Santo Domingo, Tupax, Usol , and Villa Bello.

The VRA was initiated on 2015 to support the National Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program (NGAMP).

Prior to the implementation of the VRAP, the DENR-MGB, along with other outsourced companies, have conducted and completed the National Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program both in 1:50,000 scale on 2010 and in a more-detailed 1:10,000 scale on 2014 which aim to identify areas susceptible to geological hazards, specifically landslide and flood. Basically, the objective of the risk assessment is to identify the exposure of the elements at risk to its Geohazard susceptibility rating – low, moderate and high to very high, which will be shown in the maps to be generated.