10
Nov

Evacuate areas stricken by landslides, Boljoon told

THE Boljoon Municipal Government might have to conduct a forced evacuation in Sitios Camfranco and Sangi in Barangay Lower Becerril. This was the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) after another landslide struck the barangay, nearly covering the newly constructed diversion road there. With no letup in the rain since...
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06
Nov

Boljoon disaster: Subdivision planned for displaced families

CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) is looking at transforming the disaster at the landslide-stricken areas in uphill Barangay Bereccil, Boljoon, Cebu into a development opportunity. “I always look at disasters turned into opportunities,” PDRRMO Head Baltazar Tribunalo told reporters yesterday following an inter-agency site inspection in the...
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06
Nov

Areas to transfer village residents identified

The Municipal Government of Boljoon identified two areas as potential relocation sites for residents living in landslide-affected sitios in Barangay Lower Becerril. With the recent call from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to declare Sitio Calfranco as a “no habitation zone,” Boljoon town officials led by Mayor Merlou Derama want to transfer 36 families to...
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18
Oct

MGB 7 geologists to inspect Punta ‘sinkhole’ next week

THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 will inspect next week the reported sinkhole in Don Bosco Village, Barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City. MGB 7 Public Information Officer Marian Codilla, in an interview, said that they can’t inspect now because their geologists, including Chief Geologist Al Emil Berador, are attending the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience...
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17
Oct

Sinkhole kilid sa balay

CEBU, Philippines — Hingpit nga gibiyaan sa pamilyang Siano ang ilang panimaye sa may St. Luke Street, Don Bosco Village, Punta Princesa, Dakbayan sa Sugbo human usa ka dakong sinkhole ang namugna sa kilid nga bahin sa ilang balay nga mosobra sa 20 ka tiil ang giladmon. Matud ni Russwel Siano nga 27 ka tuig...
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13
Oct

Philippines to host CCOP meetings

MEDIA ADVISORY October 12, 2017   The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) would like to invite your good office to a media coverage and press conference for the 53rd Annual Session of the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP) and the...
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09
Oct

Carmen Copper builds covered court in Toledo

The P4.1-million multi-purpose covered court has a rainwater harvester to provide water supply to the school for cleaning and washing only, especially that water is scarce in the area. The facility can also be used as an evacuation center during disasters. Carmen Copper Corp. believes that quality education plays a vital role in reducing poverty...
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27
Sep

MGB-7 joins nationwide earthquake drill

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau – 7 joins thousands who participated in the nationwide earthquake drill of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Wednesday.  The staff and personnel of MGB- 7 were briefed to duck, cover and hold as the drill played a scenario of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.  The drill was...
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