The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII led by Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. assisted personnel from the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) last December 17, 2020 at the MGB XII, Conference Room, Koronadal City.

 Ariel Austin Acosta, Supervising Geologist of MGB XII presented Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Maps of different municipalities in Region XII to explain the process of updating the geohazard maps. Rafael A. Romato and Japhet A. Taula, geologists of MENRE-BARMM were oriented on the standard procedures in conducting VRA. They said that the planned VRA of 2021 will be the first in Maguindanao targeting at least fifteen (15) municipalities.

MGB XII will provide technical assistance to support MENRE-BARMM in planning the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for the year 2021 in Maguindanao.

MGB XII Geologist Ariel Austin Acosta, oriented the MENRE-BARMM personnel on the process of how to update geohazard maps.


MGB XII team prepared a presentation and the VRA maps for the MENRE-BARMM geologists.