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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 in collaboration with University of the Philippines’ (UP) Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) has handed over 54 hazard maps to Provincial and Local Government Units (PLGUs) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (DRRMOs) of Cagayan, Isabela and Quirino, September 19, 2016.
Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang (R2), assisted by Dr. Aleth M. Mamauag (center) with the technical team of UP-DREAM and ISU Phil-LiDAR and PCIEERD representative, Ms. Mayrose B. Pariñas, gives the hazard map, a product of Phil-LIDAR Project 1 Program, to LGU-Aglipay represented by Mr. Gilvern Manzano.
During the turn-over ceremony held at Isabela State University (ISU) Echague Campus, Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang said these maps will help the PLGUs and DRRMOs in averting natural hazards.
He also emphasized that Phil-Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) 1 Program Data Products must be utilized by PLGUs and DRRMOs in creating well-planned and resilient communities against calamities.
“We should grab this opportunity and work together to deliver an effective disaster preparedness and mitigation and address issues while providing better solutions in the near future,” RD Mabborang said in his speech.