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Photos during inspection and assessment of development sites in the municipality of San Policarpo, Eastern Samar

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau RO-8 assessed some areas in the municipality of San Policarpo, Eastern Samar, which are intended for development projects.

The proposed evacuation site in Brgy. Alugan, San Policarpo, Eastern Samar was classified as having low landslide susceptibility rating and is likewise not susceptible to flooding.

Meanwhile, the construction site of New Vision Residences and National Housing Authority (NHA) Project located at Barangay Bangon, San Policarpo, Province of Eastern Samar” was classified as having low landslide susceptibility rating and is likewise not susceptible to flooding.

The Joint DENR-DILG-DND-DPWH-DOST Memorandum Circular No. 2014-01, “Adoption of Hazard Zone Classification in Areas Affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and Providing Guidelines for Activities Therein” states that areas classified as having low susceptibility to landslides are zones wherein development may be allowed provided that continuous monitoring of the slope (upslope and on site) is conducted.