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LEGAZPI CITY – As part of the continuing efforts of preparing local communities to possible disasters resulting from occurrence of natural hazards, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB R.O.-V) is set to conduct its 4th batch of Seminar- Workshop on “Geologic Hazard Awareness and Disaster Preparedness” this August 2017.

Designed to educate, help and prepare local communities to manage disaster risk reduction in the context of Philippine Risk Reduction and Management System and to understand further the proper use of maps, MGB R.O-V together with the Office of Civil Defense shall orient participants from different barangays on topics, such as “Introduction to Geologic Hazards and their Effects; 1:10,000 Assessment of Geologic Hazards in the Municipality; Reading and Understanding Geohazard Maps; Making use of Geohazard Maps for Vulnerability Risk Assessment; Workshop on Map Reading; Barangay Disaster Preparedness; Early Warning and Evacuation; and Workshop on Damage and Need Assessment.”

MGB R.O.-V targets 315 Barangays of Lagonoy, Goa, Ocampo, Pili, Iriga City, Naga City, Magarao, Bombon, Gainza, Milaor, Minalabac, San Fernando, Pamplona, Cabusao and Ocampo all in the Province of Camarines Sur. Geohazard maps, handouts and IEC materials shall be given to all participants of the said training.