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May 04, 2022

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Photos during the Press Conference at MGB-08 with RD Carlos Tayag, Chief Geologist Celestina Carranza and Geologist Leandrew Luz as panelists

In an effort to shed light and give the right information pertaining to the rain-induced landslide events in Abuyog, Leyte and Baybay City due to Tropical Cyclone Agaton, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. VIII, facilitated a Press Conference (Press Con) on April 29, 2022 at MGB-08 Annex Building, Candahug, Palo, Leyte.

The Press Con started with a detailed presentation from the Geosciences Division of the landslide events in Abuyog, Leyte and Baybay City. The presentation highlighted the factors that triggered the landslide events, field assessments conducted by the team of geologists of the Office and the recommendations given to concerned Local Government Units.

In his Message, RD Carlos Tayag stressed that MGB-08 finds it best to have the press conference in order for the people, through the media, to get the facts straight from their end.

We wanted the people to know the right information and the facts they need to know regarding the said landslide events,” RD Tayag said.

RD Tayag added that through the media, the right information will be disseminated to the people and in turn, will enable them to know and understand the situation better.

In the said press con, Chief Geologist Celestina Carranza emphasized the importance of taking proactive actions among LGUs and other concerned agencies or entities on the flood and landslide susceptibility ratings of their respective areas as shown in the geohazard maps distributed by MGB-08 to them.

The Press Con was attended by various media outfits in the region from print, broadcast and television.