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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted a site inspection on the Tailings Storage Facilities (TSFs) of Tribal Mining Corporation (TMC) on February 3-5, 2021 in T’boli, South Cotabato.

The Inspection and Assessment Team was composed of Senior Science Research Specialist Maimona A. Mamao of the Mine Safety Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD), Engineer III Aizah A. Lopez of Mine Management Division (MMD) and Geologist Tristan E. Dela Cruz of the Geosciences Division.

Based on PAGASA’s Threat Potential Forecast issued at 8:00AM of February 16, 2021, a Tropical Depression in the western Pacific will likely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and once inside PAR will be named TD “Auring”. It will likely make landfall in CARAGA region where strong winds and torrential rainfall in the areas of Mindanao Island including the SOCCSKSARGEN region, are expected. Moderate to heavy rains experienced in the region 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 information in the conduct of information drives to inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is 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.
 
 
 

Based on PAGASA’s 24-Hour Public Weather Forecast issued at 4:00AM of February 16, 2021 the Visayas and Mindanao area, including SOCCSKSARGEN region, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by tail-end of Frontal System. Moderate to heavy rains experienced in the region 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 is potential to generate flooding in these areas. Anent to this, 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 evacuation routes. Utilization of these maps and information in the conduct of information drives to inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is 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.

 

 

Based on PAGASA’s weather forecast for the rest of the country, including SOCCSKSARGEN, will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms. Moderate to heavy rains experienced in the region 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.

Anent to this, 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 evacuation routes. Utilization of these maps and information in the conduct of information drives to inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is 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 Supervising Geologist Ariel Austin A. Acosta reported the identified landslide prone areas and flood prone areas in Region XII during a live radio broadcast interview with Bryan Belotindos of Bombo Radyo Koronadal on January 18, 2020.

Landslide prone areas in Region XII that may be adversely affected due to the rainy season include T’Boli and Lake Sebu of South Cotabato; Glan, Malapatan and Maitum in Sarangani Province; Kalamansig, Lebak, Palimbang and Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat; and Libungan and mountainous areas of Magpet, Arakan and Matalam in Cotabato Province.