Screen capture of the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment Meeting attended by Rodrigo Jay B. Miralles.

Advisory issued by MGB 8 regarding Typhoon “Bising” (Severe Tropical Storm “Surigae”).


In response to the Memorandum dated April 15, 2021, issued by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of Eastern Visayas, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 8 attended the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) Meeting in connection with Typhoon “Bising” (Severe Tropical Storm “Suirgae”). The said meeting was held virtually via Zoom at 9:00 AM on April 16, 2021. MGB 8 was represented by Rodrigo Jay B. Miralles (Senior Geologist, in-charge of the Geohazards Operation Center).

During the said meeting, Rodrigo Jay B. Miralles presented the list of provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays in the region with areas possibly affected by the said weather disturbance. A total of 1,301 barangays in the region have been identified as having areas which may possibly be affected by rain-induced landslides and floods. This is in reference to the list sent by the MGB Central Office PDRA, based on the available rainfall data from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA) as of 8:00 PM of April 15, 2021. The said list serves as an attachment to the Advisory issued by MGB 8 regarding the said weather disturbance. Apart from an enumeration of the provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays, the tabulated list also contains the corresponding landslide and flood ratings for the said areas.

Aside from MGB 8, other agencies, offices and local government units also presented their preparedness measures and actions regarding the said weather disturbance.