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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 8 (MGB RO8) Geosciences Division has successfully completed its CY 2021 implementation of the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA).

In line with the Geological Risk Reduction and Resiliency Program, IEC-VRA seeks to introduce and provide additional technical information on Risk Exposure Assessment (REA) towards a more efficient mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and sustainable development in the Philippines. Outputs from the conduct of VRA in 2019 were presented and distributed to the respective Local Government Units (LGU) during the conduct of the workshop. These includes the corresponding technical reports and maps of each LGU.

In keeping up with the health and safety measures set up against the spread of COVID-19, MGB RO8 adhered to the procedures imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. The target participants for IEC-VRA have been reduced to 10 pax, composed mainly of Heads coming from the different Departments of the LGU. Moreover, social distancing and other safety protocols have been observed during the conduct of the said event.

For CY 2021, MGB RO8 has conducted the IEC-VRA in five municipalities in the Province of Biliran. These are the Municipalities of Almeria, Biliran, Cabucgayan, Caibiran and Kawayan. IEC-VRA in Almeria and Kawayan were conducted during the 1st Quarter on March 23, 2021 and March 24, 2021 respectively, while that in Cabucgayan and Biliran were conducted during the 2nd Quarter on April 29, 2021 and April 30, 2021 respectively. IEC-VRA for Caibiran, on the other hand, was conducted during the 3rd Quarter on May 14, 2021.

 

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Lecture during the conduct of IEC-VRA in Almeria, Biliran by Rodrigo Jay B. Miralles.

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Participants during the conduct of IEC-VRA in Kawayan, Biliran by Rodrigo Jay B. Miralles.

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Lecture during the conduct of IEC-VRA in Cabucgayan, Biliran by Celes Emilio D. Sia.

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Participants during the conduct of IEC-VRA in Kawayan, Biliran by Charles Meljan T. Nomus.

2021 06 29 1Participants during the conduct of IEC-VRA in Caibiran, Biliran by Rodrigo Jay B. Miralles.