CORONA NI JUANA: ANGAT KA!
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII launched various activities in line with the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) with the theme “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!” from March 1-30, 2021 in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
On March 8, 2021, MGB XII kicked off the NWMC live on line with a total of seventy (70) personnel joining the activity that included the showing of the NWMC video primer, NWMC-related trivia questions and “bring me” game, and capped with the search for MGB XII’s Wonder Juana and Super Juan. “It is no longer only about women empowerment. We know that women are empowered and we, as men, should enable and assist them to bring out their strengths,” emphasized MGB XII Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. He also reiterated that extraordinary times need extraordinary sacrifice in performing continuous government service.
GEOHAZARD ADVISORY RE: EFFECTS OF THROUGH LOW-PRESSURE AREA (LPA) AFFECTING SOUTHERN OF MINDANAO AND EASTERLIES AFFECTING THE REST OF MINDANAO
ILLEGAL SMALL SCALE MINING OPERATION IN MAGPET, NORTH COTABATO CLOSED
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII conducted a joint operation on the seizure and closure of an illegal mining activity in Sitio Langguay, Barangay Don Panaca, Magpet, Province of Cotabato.
On March 2, 2021, a Cease-and-Desist Order was implemented in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XII Regional (Enforcement Division). Provincial (DENR-PENRO Cotabato) and Community (DENR-CENRO Matalam) offices, Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Don Panaca, and the 72nd Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Armed of the Philippines (AFP).
MGB XII NEWS
- ADVISORY FOR SMALL-SCALE MINING, QUARRY AND SAND AND GRAVEL OPERATORS IN REGION XII
- Wednesday, 26 May 2021
- MGB XII CONDUCTS COASTAL VULNERABILITY ASSESMENT IN REGION XII
- Friday, 21 May 2021
A Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping was conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII Geohazard and Engineering Geology Section (GhEGS) in Kalamansig and Lebak, Province of Cotabato.
The assessment included the use of the Coastal Integrity Vulnerability Assessment Tool (CIVAT), shoreline mapping and documentation of shoreline characteristics, beach profiling and sediment sampling.
- MGB XII INSTALLS LANDSLIDE SIGNAGE IN MAGPET, PROVINCE OF COTABATO
- Friday, 21 May 2021
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII installed one landslide warning signage in Barangay Noa and Barangay Bagumbayan in Magpet, Province of Cotabato on May 11-12, 2021.
The signage, “BABALA: ANG LUGAR NA ITO AY DELIKADO SA LANDSLIDE,” is located along the national highway along the boundaries of the said barangays. The area is one of the identified areas as landslide prone that can be triggered by both earthquake and strong rainfall.
- GEOHAZARD ADVISORY RE: EFFECTS OF INTER-TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ) IN SOCCSKSARGEN REGION
- Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Based on PAGASA’s 24 Hour Weather Forecast issued at 4:00AM of May 18, 2021, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, BARMM and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms . This may bring rains in the region that may trigger landslides in elevated and mountainous areas, while flood may be experienced within low-lying areas adjacent to rivers. Flash flood is also possible along narrow creeks and rivers. Coastal municipalities and barangays in the region may experience surges brought by strong winds which are potential to generate flooding in these areas.
This Office encourages the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (LDRRMOs) in the region to refer to the MGB-XII geohazard maps and information in identifying safe areas for evacuation and appropriate evacuation routes. Utilization of these maps and data to properly inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is highly encouraged.
If you need more information and assistance on this matter, please feel free to contact us through our telephone numbers (083) 228-6130 or 228-6131.
- MGB XII LAUNCHES COASTAL CLEAN-UP AND MANGROVE TREE PLANTING IN BARANGAY TINOTO, MAASIM, SARANGANI
- Tuesday, 27 April 2021
In celebration of Earth Month, a Coastal Clean-Up and Mangrove Tree planting was initiated by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII joined by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Barangay Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani on April 26, 2021.
A total of 15 sacks of garbage were accumulated during the coastal clean-up. Ocean trash picked up along the coastline area included biodegradable, non-biodegradable and residual wastes. Most of the materials recovered were diapers, PET bottles, rubber, metals, worn-out clothes and wires.