By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio
The Finance and Administrative group finalizes their targets as well as the financial status of the Bureau for the year 2017 headed by OIC FAD Chief, Erlinda F. Catabay.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II (MGB ROII) recently conducted a regional programming workshop for the implementation of the 2017 Work and Financial Plan of the Office held at MGB Conference Hall last January 9-10, 2017.
The programming workshop aimed to prepare the technical staff as well as the support staff of the bureau on the implementation of their targets for 2017 before the bureau starts its activities for the year
The Dumagats/Agtasin Dinapigue, Isabela is one of the 110 indigenous tribes in the Philippines.
The household and population count of Dumagats cannot be ascertained by local government agencies due to apparent absence of public documents connected to them. A number of them are nomads- finding their way to the remotest lands in themountainous part of northern Isabela. Some of them find livelihood through hunting and fishing. The total land area of Dinapigue covers 97000 hectares. 98% of which is forest land while the rest is residential. As such, it houses a wide variety of wildlife, both flora and fauna.
Geosciences Division intensifies IEC drive
“ Public awareness about geologic hazards is important to mitigate its impact”, said Regional Director Engr. Mario A, Ancheta during the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) drive on Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program at Valley Hotel, Alimanao Hills, Penablanca, Cagayan.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau thru its Geosciences Division intensified its IEC campaign by inviting local leaders and their barangay officials to inform them on the impacts of geologic hazards in the community.
Lectures focused on rain-induced landslide hazard, flood hazard and hazard in Karst Areas.
The IEC drive likewise presented to the LGUs of Tuguegarao City and Penablanca, Cagayan the 1:10,000 flood and landslide susceptibility maps of their respective barangays.
Geologists from MGB R0II explained to the local officials the use of the maps that will serve as their guides in their community-based disaster preparedness plans, comprehensive land use plans, development plans and identification of relocation sites in case of landslide and flooding incidents in their area.
In the year 2014, the Bureau has already completed the assessment of 93 cities/municipalities and over 2,000 barangays in the Cagayan Valley Region for their 1:10,000 mapping scale.
For 2015 onwards, MGB has been conducting region-wide IEC to educate the local government officials on geohazard. #LRB
By Josie V. Jose
In an attempt to complete the membership and representation of the various local governance to the FCF Steering Committee as partner in the implementation of its Scholarship Program, the Provincial Local Government of Nueva Vizcaya has officially designated Engr. Edgardo D. Sabado, EnP,MPA, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator as its official representative.
The implementation of the Geosciences Program is a mandate of the company pursuant to the provisions of the 1995 Mining Act, particularly in reference to the DENR Administrative Order 2010-21, of which the FCF Scholarship Program has been conceptualized and implemented early on since SY 2011-2012 to give assistance to financially-challenged but academically gifted students earn their college degree preferably along the Geosciences courses.Read More >>
In an attempt to complete the membership and representation of the various local governance to the FCF Steering Committee as partner in the implementation of its Scholarship Program, the Provincial Local Government of Nueva Vizcaya has officially designated Engr. Edgardo D. Sabado, EnP,MPA, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator as its official representative.Read More >>