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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII celebrated the activation of its Geohazard Operation Center on July 19, 2022 in the premises of MGB XII, Koronadal City.

MGB XII Regional Director Engr. Efren B. Carido led the inauguration of the Geohazard OpCen situated at the 4th floor of MGB XII Building. It was graced by Rev. Noel Itucas and Pastor Basilio Paon. The Geohazard OpCen aims to monitor, coordinate, and help together with the other line agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs) for the real-time weather forecast in the Region 12 and of the entire Mindanao.

RD Carido commended personnel who helped in planning and building the Geohazard OpCen in time for the National Disaster Resilience Month. He also commended the former Geosciences Division Chief, Eduardo S. Tan.

He further stated that geologist is stationed to monitor areas that could possibly be prone to natural hazards and even coastal areas. They are instructed to immediately communicate with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and to its community to prevent from fatalities and to reduce adverse effects amid the climate change and to be disaster resilient.

RD Carido added that he is looking forward to an additional software that will enhance its monitoring and coordination with other agencies such as Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to tap their expertise that will improve the bureau’s partnership with the LGUs and communities.

RD Carido delivered his opening message during the inauguration of Geohazard Operation Center.