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11 COVER STORY Celebrating Kadayawan 2014
RG Alama SOUTHERN MINDANAO
Police, communities work together to fight criminality, says Palace
DOLE chief turns-over SPES checks, starter kits in Dipolog
by Mary May A. Abellon
DavNor LTO to issue new plates by Michael Uy
DA turns-over 1.4 Million worth of veggie seeds
Capitol puts up tourist information kiosk at Laguindingan airport by PIO Misamis Oriental
DILG conducts training on risk map preparation by Fender Rhodes B. Lumbatan
by Vanessa P. Sanchez
Displaced Caraganon OFWs in Libya receive financial aid from OWWA
Information to Empower Filipinos
Celebrating Kadayawan 2014
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by RG Alama
ith a theme Kalamboan sa Kinaiyahan: Kadayawan sa Katawhan (Nature’s Flourishing: People’s Well Being) this year’s Kadayawan was successfully held
Derived from the word “Madayaw” meaning good or beautiful. It originated in olden times when the indigenous peoples living in the foothills of Mt. Apo would converge to celebrate a bountiful harvest. In the 1970s Mayor Elias B. Lopez, the first Mayor of Davao City with indigenous blood (Bagobo) initiated tribal festivals featuring the lumad and muslim tribes in the city Later in 1986 a program called the Unlad Proyekto Davao was organized
aimed to unite the Dabawenyos after the turbulent Marcos era. The festival was called “Apo Duwaling” a name created from the famous icons of Davao: Mt. Apo, Durian and the Waling-Waling touted as the queen of orchids. It was renamed as Kadayawan in 1998 to celebrate the bountiful harvest of fruits, flowers and produce. The main Kadayawan weekend was held last August 16 to 17. Two of the major highlights were held Indak
Indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing) and Pamulak sa Kadayawan (Floral Float Parade). Other significant Kadayawan actvities includes Hiyas ng Kadayawan an annual search for that distinctive indigenous maiden which epitomizes native culture and wisdom. Then there are Sayaw Mindanaw (a dance competition) and Indigay sa Tugtug (music competition) Susan Batawan of the Ata tribe was crowned as this yearâ€™s Hiyas ng Kadayawan with Chally Lou Macaran of the Matigsalog tribe named as Hiyas ng Kalamboan and Kessia Carol Tar of the Bagobo-Clata Tribe
named as Hiyas ng Panaghiusa. Among the winners in different event include: INDAK-INDAK SA KADALANAN Champion - Matiao National High School of City of Mati 1st Runner-up - Tribu sa Lalan of Polomolok, South Cotabato 2nd Runner-up - Cabantian National High School 3rd Runner-up - Sta. Ana National High School Performing Arts 4th Runner-up - San Luiz National High School PAMULAK KADAYAWAN
ALTERNATIVE: Champion - Bgy. Kapitan Tomas 1st Runner-up - Davao Horse Club 2nd Runner-up - Club VeeDub Davao 3rd Runner-up - Philippine Daily Inquirer 4th Runner-up - Hydie Jereos
Philippines Los Baños Alumni Assoc. 4th Runner-up - Ines Flower Shop INDIGAY SA TUGTOG WINNER Banay-Banay Dance Troupe SAYAW MINDANAW
Champion - Liceo de Cagayan TRADITIONAL Folkloric Dance Troupe of Cagayan Champion International de Oro City Pharmaceutical Inc. 1st Runner-up - T’boli National High 1st Runner-up - Concentrix School Performing Arts of T’boli, 2nd Runner-up - Bgy. Sta. Cruz, South Cotabato Talikud Island 2nd Runner -up - Madayaw Dance 3rd Runner-up - University of the ensemble of Davao City
Ninoy Aquinoâ€™s martyrdom must inspire young generation of )LOLSLQRVVD\V3DODFHRIĂ€FLDO
he Palace has encouraged the public to educate future generations of Filipinos about the martyrdom of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr., father of President Benigno S. Aquino III. â€œLet us pledge to transmit his thoughts and the reasons he took his fateful stand to the generations who were not yet around in 1983, but who continue to enjoy the freedom of choice, thought, and expression that he fought and died for, and which characterizes our country today,â€? Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement on Wednesday. Secretary Lacierda asked the people to pause in prayer and reflection, and revisit Ninoy Aquinoâ€™s undelivered arrival statement available in the original English and Filipino translation on the Official Gazette. Thirty-one years ago, Ninoy Aquino came home to prove that the Filipino is worth dying for, Lacierda
said. With his martyrdom, Ninoy Aquino joined the ranks of other heroes such as Dr. Jose Rizal, Jose Abad Santos, and Aquinoâ€™s fellow victims of Martial Law who stood for national freedom and integrity, he added. Ninoy Aquino was assassinated on August 21, 1983 after arriving from several years of living in exile in the US. Three years after his death, his widow, Corazon Aquino was swept to power following the bloodless 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
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alacaĂąang made an assurance on Wednesday that the government continues to work to protect the public against crimes.
A recent spate of crimes, such as robberies, assault and the killing and rape of a 23-year old woman in Bulacan, have raised concerns about the peopleâ€™s security. In a press briefing at the Palace, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said one of the strategies of the police is to work with communities. â€œPatuloy ang pagkilos ng ating pamahalaan para tiyakin ang kaligtasan at kapanatagan ng ating mga mamamayan. Isa sa mga mahahalagang elemento dito ay ang pakikipag-ugnayan ng kapulisan sa mga komunidad,â€? Coloma told reporters. He said it is a proven strategy that when the police and the people work together, they can prevent crimes. When the citizens and the police work together, authorities can easily monitor the movement of people, he explained, adding that the people must always be vigilant to catch criminals.
Another government strategy is the systematic registration of firearms to address the proliferation of loose guns that often end up in the hands of criminals, the Communications Secretary said. â€œBahagi din diyan ang pagbibigay ng sapat na kagamitan at modernong equipment sa ating kapulisan na magagamit nila sa investigation, crime detection, at crime prevention,â€? he said. Fixing the countryâ€™s criminal justice system is also a major thrust in fighting criminality, Coloma said, adding that a lengthy trial that leads to the acquittal of suspects gives criminals more confidence in violating the law. â€œAt isa rin â€˜yang dahilan kung bakit mayroon tayong security, peace and justice cluster, dahil nga magkakaugnay ang mga suliraning kinakaharap ng ibaâ€™t ibang kagawaran,â€? he added. The national and local governments are also working together to fight crime in the country, Coloma noted. AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
Naming of Mount Hamiguitan as UNESCO World Heritage Site is boon to Davao Oriental, Governor says
he United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) inscription of Mount Hamiguitan range wildlife sanctuary as a World Heritage Site is a boon to Davao Oriental, Governor Corazon Malanyaon has said. Mount Hamiguitan was recently inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site during a UNESCO Conference in Doha, Qatar, Governor Malanyaon said during a press briefing after she paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday morning. “It was declared as a World Heritage Site because of its outstanding universal value. It has a huge biodiversity. It was the endemism actually that caught the attention of the UNESCO people,” she said. Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type. Mount Hamiguitan, home to about 2,000 people, boasts of pygmy or bonsai forests. According to the UNESCO, Mount Hamiguitan showcases terrestrial and aquatic habitats at different elevations, and includes threatened and endemic flora and fauna species, eight of which are found only at the
mountain range. These include critically endangered trees, plants and the iconic Philippine eagle and Philippine cockatoo, it said. The designation of Mount Hamiguitan as a heritage site is good news to Davao Oriental as it will open a lot of opportunities for the province, especially in terms of eco-tourism, she said. “It is one gift that we would like to share to the world and also a way of showcasing our concern for our environment,” the governor added. The UNESCO encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. To fulfill this initiative, the international body adopted in 1972 an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
Davao City Police Office to present more wishlist to City Gov’t. DAVAO CITY- Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Police Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao said he will present more wishlist to the city government after the a training for the city’s Special Weapons and Tactics unit will be conducted.
“Mahiya naman tayo kung hihingi agad.” Danao said during an interview with media during the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City last Monday (August 18). He said the wishlist of equipment will be for the city’s SWAT Team, he did not specifically state what equipment they will recommend. Last year the previous city police chief Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa asked for kevlar vests, M4 rifles, tear gas and stun grenades for the 30man SWAT team of the
DCPO. Danao said he is confident that the local government will help as they have been very supportive. “Since I assumed office, we received about 22 patrol vehicles already.” The City Police Chief said. “We now have 54 patrol vehicles so there will be no excuse for not doing our jobs.” Danao added. Recently the City Government donated 66 motorcycles to the Land Transportation Office, Traffic Management Group (TMG) and Traffic Management Command (TMC). The SWAT training conducted by the Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force touches on enhancing the anti-terrorism, anticriminality capabilities of the SWAT and Task Force Davao. (PIA/RG Alama)
DavNor LTO to issue new plates
DAVAO DEL NORTE- - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief based on this province announced during the recent Kapihan sa Kapitolyo that new license plates will be released in the second half of August.
Marietta Piccio, supervising transportation and regulation officer of LTO – Davao del Norte, said that they already received around 4,000 new license plates from the region and will be issuing it on the remaining days of August. “We have just received the plates and we are still counting it for inventory before we will be releasing it,” Piccio said. Piccio said that in claiming the
plates, the owner of the car or authorized agents should bring the original copies of the official receipt (OR) and certificate of registration (CR). She also disclosed that the new standard plates bear seven alphanumeric characters. “Car plates have three alphabets and four numbers; while for motorcycle plates have two alphabets and five numbers,” she added She also stressed that the license plates have security measures against tampering, theft and falsification. She said among the security features of the new license plates were the bar code and one-way screw. She said that the bar code can determine the car’s identity and make-up as it was programmed for its carrying vehicle. With regard to the screw, she said, “Any attempt to unbolt the screw will destroy the plate itself.” (PIA 11, Michael Uy)
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Agnor to recognize best performing anti-drug abuse by Nora L. Molde councils
BUTUAN CITY - The province of Agusan del Norte headed by governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba through the provincial office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will recognize best performing Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (ADACs) of the province this year.
DILG provincial director Romeo A. Solis said, the Provincial Search for Best Performing ADACs for this year aims to recognize the importance of the local government units in maintaining peace and order in the local communities. “The search is intended to strengthen the capacity and functionality of the ADACs of the provincial government in the fight against the menace of illegal drugs,” Solis said. An evaluation team composed of selected members of the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council will be visiting the local government units of the province within the
period of September 9 to 16 for a filed validation, Solis added. Solis further said, the search in its initial implementation shall cover the city/municipal level and shall evaluate/validate documents for the year 2013 and the first semester of 2014. The awarding of winners will be included in the Accelerating New Dimensions in Good Governance and Excellence in Local Leadership of ANGELL in October this year. ANGELL is a provincial award mechanism that recognizes outstanding performance and innovations.
DA turns-over 1.4 Million worth of veggie seeds by Vanessa P. Sanchez
BUTUAN CITY - In its continued support to farmers in the region, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 13 (DA-RFO 13) through the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), turned over to the Provincial and City Agriculture Offices a total of 23,731 pouches of various vegetable seeds amounting to P1.4 million last August 12 at the DA Conference Hall here. The Provincial and City Agriculture Offices will in turn distribute the seeds to their identified municipalities and non-government organizations for planting. The identified beneficiaries are those that are from major
production areas of vegetables such as: Antongalon, Anticala and Pianing for Butuan City; Cabadbaran, Santiago, Buenavista and Jabonga for Agusan del Norte; San Francisco, Bayugan, Esperanza, Trento, AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
Sta. Josefa, Rosario, Talacogon, Prosperidad and Sibagat for Agusan del Sur; Lanuza, Carrascal and Lingig for Surigao del Sur; and Pamaypayan, Burboanan, San Roque and San Isidro for Bislig City. The seedsdistributed included upland, lowland, spices, and indigenous vegetables. The province of Agusan del Sur received a total 6,257 pouches, Surigao del Norte got 4,122 pouches, Surigao del Sur received 2,381 pouches, Agusan del Norte got 5,721 pouches, Butuan City receive 1,436 pouches while the Province of Dinagat Islands was given 1,421 pouches. The seed distribution is a regular intervention under the vegetable production program. “This intervention aims to lower production cost of farmers as well as provide them access to quality seeds,” HVCDP regional coordinator Lynn A. Pareñas said.
Bislig Vegetable Growers Association chairman Rafael Alba said he is thankful for the intervention as it gives him one less thing to worry about in his farming. “Maayo ni nga programa, dako kini nga tabang sa mga mag-uuma (This is a good program, it can greatly help the farmers),” Alba said. The program also seeks to answer the shortage of supply of vegetables in the region. Caraga’s vegetable production is not enough to meet the demands so it relies on the supply coming from Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro and other NorMin areas to augment the deficit. Further, the program is also in support to attaining the targeted growth rate of 1.77% in highland vegetable production for the country, and the 1.77% and 1.45% growth rates targeted for the lowland and spices vegetables respectively.
Displaced Caraganon OFWs in Libya receive financial aid from OWWA BUTUAN CITY - Displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Libya received monetary assistance of P10,000.00 under the Financial Relief Assistance Program (FRAP) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
As of Tuesday, OWWA Regional Welfare Office (OWWA-RWO) Caraga has released a total of P170, 000.00 financial assistance to 17 displaced Caraganon OFWs. While the number of Caraganon
OFWs on the repatriation list, have risen to 55, three of which were not included in the master list out of the 2,736 total repatriates in Libya, based on the report from OWWA AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
Membership Processing Center. One of the OFW repatriates, Jescel Cordova, 24, from Tandag, Surigao del Sur, expressed his gratitude for the government’s effort to rescue OFWs affected by Libya crisis. “I am also grateful to OWWA for the financial assistance they have given, for this amount is already of big help for my family while I search for new employment,” Cordova said. Cordova has worked in Libya for 11 months nearly to
finish his one year contract in Tripoli as a General Assistance in Galaxy Company who is engaged in catering services. Cordova said he was traumatized with his experience. “I was scared by the exchange of ammunitions outside the compound we were staying. Explosions are everywhere which may hit us anytime,” added Cordova. He said it took him and his other co-workers courage and determination to surpass the
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warfare area. Accordingly, the Libyan armies escorted them along their way from Tripoli to Tunisia in order to seek assistance from the embassy. Cordova arrived in the country on August 6 through the aid of the Philippine government. OWWA led in the conduct of airport assistance, emergency medical check-up and stress debriefing and provided transport assistance to OFWs on their way to their respective provinces. Godofredo Barao, 42, also expressed appreciation to the government for ensuring their safety. Barao worked for almost 20 months as a pipefitter in Jabel Oil Services contracted by Waha Oil Company located in Libyan Desert. Barao related it was not his first time to work overseas for he has been to Taiwan and Brunei before, but he was terrified with his experience in Libya. He said through the efforts of the Philippine government, the company allowed them to be repatriated. According to him, a plane owned by the company was used in transporting around 500 OFWs going to Tripoli and they
travelled via land going to Tunisia. He arrived from Libya on August 4 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport and like Cordova, he was assisted by a government team led by OWWA. He stayed at the OWWA Halfway Home for some medical checkups and stress debriefing. Two weeks after he travelled on his way home to Cantilan, Surigao del Sur with all expenses defrayed by the government. Barao said â€œthe monetary assistance granted by OWWA will be used for a business he is planning to startup in addition to his savings.â€? However, despite their experiences in Libya, Cordova and Barao are still open for opportunities to work overseas. On the other hand, aside from the financial assistance from OWWA, displaced OFWs can also avail of the other assistance under the Assist WELL (stands for Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legal) Program of the government which aims to address the issues and concerns of OFWs displaced due to political crisis.
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For more details visit us: DOST National Website: http://www.dost.gov.ph DOST Caraga Website: http://caraga.dost.gov.ph
Understanding Climate Change and how to cope with it By Alma L. Tingcang
IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay - Although much has been said about Climate Change, many people still lack knowledge about this global phenomena. The Zamboanga Sibugay Information Center is now embarking on a massive advocacy campaign on Climate Change Resiliency and Adaptation in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and targets schools and communities through forums on Climate Change. For people to be proactive, we need to inform them how to handle emergency situations, what to prepare and what to during typhoons, storm surge,
floods, landslides, earthquake and other disaster preparedness tips which would eventually save lives. Hence, there is a need to share information. PAGASA-DOST says global warming is the increase in the earthâ€™s mean temperature due to enhanced greenhouse effect.Greenhouse effect refers to the process by which the gases in the atmosphere near the surface of the earth trap the heat that is re-radiated by the earthâ€™s surface and re-emit it downwards. Burning of fossil fuels like oil, coal, gas and others in transportation, manufacturing processes and industry are some human activities that contribute to the increase of carbon dioxide emissions. The use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and the process of decomposition in flooded rice fields causes the emission of methane into the atmosphere, includinglivestock production and waste management system like landfills. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global sea level rise was pegged at an average of 1.8 mm per year from 1961 to 2003, or a total of 0.17 for the 20th century. Sea level rise occurs mostly as a result of the thermal expansion of warming ocean waters, the influx of freshwater from melting glaciers and ice and vertical movement of the land itself. Globally, the expected impacts
of CC are numerous. Some are beneficial like the fertilization effect of increased concentration of carbon dioxide which is seen to cause improved harvests, and the warmer temperature in cold countriesleading to less death among the very young and elderly. But largely for developing countries, impacts are adverse such as the following: coastal communities could be affected by accelerated sea level rise and the possibility of more frequent floodsand inundation. The fishing industry may also be affected through the decrease in fish catch. Its major impact would be on agricultural production. Simple ways to be able to help is to be aware of global warming/ climate change issues and share what you know. Another is the practice of 3Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, conserve water and natural resources, plant trees and encourage others to plant too. Biking/walking through not very far distances would also help and be environmentfriendly, do not do anything that would destroy the environment. Creating awareness and behavior change among communities can only be achieved by a vigilant and well-informed citizenry. If the community cares for each other, and work together to save Mother Earth, this would be an era of greater resiliency against calamities and disasters. AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
DOLE chief turns-over SPES checks, starter kits in Dipolog By Mary May A. Abellon
DIPOLOG CITY – Checks for grantees of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) and starter kits have been handed to beneficiaries at the Boulevard Commercial Complex this city. No less than Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) together with Undersecretary Rebecca C. Chato, Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Dominique R. Tutay and DOLE-9 Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano personally came here to lead the distribution of checks for 807 SPES grantees who had rendered services to local government units and private establishments in the province. “I commend the DOLE for the strong partnership in SPES and teaching students about hardwork and sense of responsibility,” Governor Roberto Y. Uy said in his message as read by Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Manager Ryan Victor P. Miranda.
The SPES, which is mandated under Republic Act No. 9547, aims to help poor but deserving students to pursue their education by encouraging their employment during summer or Christmas vacations, through incentives granted to employers, allowing them to pay only 60 percent of their salaries or wages, as the other 40 percent will be paid by DOLE. The SPES is open to all qualified high school, college or vocational students or drop-outs and interested employers. “Through SPES, students and out-of-school youths will learn in offices and will gain experience in working,” Secretary Baldoz said. Moreover, starter kits for welding were given to the five graduates of TESDA in the province. AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
Requests for new public utility vehicle routes under study by CdeOSP
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The City Council committee on Public Utilities was informed by the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) that action on requests of transport groups for new or additional routes in their respective areas has been deferred.
In his letter to the committee, Engr. Nonito Oclarit explained that the RTA is still drafting the proposed city-wide traffic rerouting scheme in consonance with the activation of the new traffic signals being installed in different parts of the city. The committee earlier referred to the RTA the request of the National Confederation and Transport Workers Union and its affiliate members in barangay Kauswagan for a new route from Kauswagan to Kauswagan-Puntod Bridge in response to the clamor of the riding public to avail of one ride only
from barangay Kauswagan to Capitol University, MUST, Gaisano Mall and LimKetKai Center. CONSULTATION In view of current developments, the RTA requested the committee to conduct consultation with the riding public and transport groups relative to the proposed city-wide traffic rerouting scheme, which will soon be submitted to the committee. The committee is chaired by Councilor Roger Abaday.
Capitol puts up tourist information kiosk at Laguindingan airport by PIO Misamis Oriental
MISAMIS ORIENTAL - To fortify its tourism industry, the provincial government of Misamis Oriental has started the construction of a tourist information kiosk at Laguindingan airport. According to governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, it will showcase the vibrant culture and products of the province. â€œWe will invest small amount for the information kiosk but I am confident that its return will be tripled and even more,â€? the governor said. Gov. Emano added that as my
administration delves on developing and promoting the tourism industry of the province, this will help us in our information drive and tourism campaign. Laguindingan airport is one of the strategic locations wherein we can entice more local and foreign tourists. He said the information kiosk AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
will be the satellite agency of the provincial tourism office and it will carry information pertaining to the tourist attractions, tour packages and statistical data of the province. Rebecca Banan, provincial architect, said its design features “kuyamis” (young coconut) as the province’s product. The information kiosk will be designed with “kuyamis” and we will display a television set which will present the salient facets of Misamis Oriental, Banan said.
She added the information kiosk will be located at the ground floor adjacent to the information booth of the Department of Tourism region 10 and the marker at the center façade, approaching the airport. Further, as Governor Emano envisions the province to be the “coconut capital” of the Philippines, then this is the first step, she said. In addition, Capitol is set to put up a tourism marker next week, still at Laguindingan airport.
DILG conducts training on risk map preparation by Fender Rhodes B. Lumbatan
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to conduct on Aug. 18-22 a weeklong training on Risk Map Preparation through the Utilization of Geographic Information System (GIS) for Mindanao River Basin (MRB) enclosed towns. Twenty MRB-LGUs in northern Mindanao will be extended with technical assistance by DILG-10 in coming up with their own multi-hazard and risk maps on a community level. Target local government units include the municipalities of Cabanglasan, Damulog, Dangcagan,
Don Carlos, Impasugong, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Maramag, Pangantucan, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich and Sumilao, all from the province of Bukidnon; and the municipalities of Baloi, Linamon, Matungao, Pantao Ragat and Pantar in the province of Lanao del Norte. AUGUST 2014 | PAGE
There are already 26 municipalities and five cities trained on GIS since last year. Meanwhile, 36 cities and municipalities of the region which are not traversed by the major river basins will also undergo the same training on September 8-12. They will come from the provinces of Lanao del Norte, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental. According to Atty. Rene K. Burdeos, regional director, DILG-10, GIS is a tool used to map the location of natural hazards and vulnerable sectors
and infrastructures in the society. It can also be utilized to analyze natural hazards and determine the options available to mitigate them and present the findings of these analyses and communicate plans. DILG, under Republic Act No. 10121 otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, is mandated to capacitate local government units in the form of training activities under the thematic area on disaster preparedness.
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