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Local exec cites OCD seminar on multi-hazards mapping in Leyte

Tacloban City (September 5) -- The Seminar Workshop on the results of the Multi-Hazards Mapping in Leyte is very enlightening, beneficial and will greatly help the participants which is composed of the local government officials and the barangay captains, Mayor Roque Tiu of Tanauan, Leyte commented when asked to give his impression.

Mayor Tiu commended the organizers, the Office of Civil Defence, the National Disaster Coordinating Council and the United Nations Development Program, for the convergence of the concerned government agencies like the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, PAGASA and the Province of Leyte.

He said that the participants learned a lot about the multi-hazards in their respective municipalities and barangays by looking at the geohazard maps prepared by the MGB as directed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo right after the Guinsaugon tragedy in February of 2006.

The partipants were also able to validate the geohazards maps obtaining in their respective barangays.

This will be a great in planning on disaster-risk management in their respective localities. Now, there is no reason why each barangay and municipality will not be able to prepare their respective disaster-risk management plans, Mayor Tiu added.

The September 4 Seminar Workshop is the last, in the ten batches of seminars conducted for the 40 municipalities and three cities in the province of Leyte. The last batch is composed of the municipalities of Abuyog, Dulag and Tanauan.

OCD 8 Director Buddy Estudillo expressed appreciation for the attendance of the expected participants and assured the local government units that they will be given copies of the geohazard maps. (PIA 8) [top]

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