MGB XI Geosciences Targets for CY 2017

The geologists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region XI attended the Annual Geosciences Workshop at Lima Park Hotel, Malvar, Batangas last January 16 to 21, 2017. The Geosciences Workshop presented the 2016 accomplishments of the different programs and projects of MGB: 1) Vulnerability and Risk Assessment; 2) Subsidence Hazards Assessment; 3) Geohazard Information, Education and Communication Campaign; 4) Groundwater Resource Assessment; 5) Quadrangle Geological Mapping and 6) Mineral Reservation. In addition, the workshop also discussed the 2017 targets of the different regional office. In region XI, the target municipalities for Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) this year is Boston, Cateel, Manay, Tarragona, Mawab, Montevista, Mabini, New Corella, San Isidro, Talaingod, Kapalong, Asuncion, Saranggani and Jose Abad Santos. The target province for Groundwater Resource Assessment for this year is the Province of Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental. The geologic mapping to be covered this year is five quadrangles in Region 4 CALABARZON. The coastal Geohazard mapping will be conducted this year in Boston, Cateel, Bagangan, Caraga, Manat, Tarragona, Mati, Governor Genoroso, Lupon, San Isidro, IGACOS, Digos and Sta. Cruz.  (from left to right: Allen June B. Buenavista, Jyreen Joy M. Peñaloga, Abigail June L. Agus, Capter John M. Tubo and Mustansir V. Manjoorsa)