PHIVOLCS conducts REDAS Training for Samar Province PDF Print
Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:13

A six-day REDAS training entitled “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the use of the REDAS software” was conducted by PHIVOLCS, supported by Plan International Inc. and the Provincial Government of Samar last June 15-20, 2015 at Ciriaco Hotel and Resort, Calbayog City, Samar. A total of 50 participants attended while 48 REDAS license keys were issued. Participants came from Catbalogan City as well as from 19 Samar municipalities of Almagro, Basey, Calbiga, Daram, Gandara, Hinabangan, Marabut, Matuguinao, Motiong, Pagsanghan, Pinabacdao, San Jorge, San Juan de Buan, Santa Rita, Santo Niño, Tagapul-an, Tarangnan, Villareal and Zumarraga. There were also attendees from the municipality of Llorente in Eastern Samar, Plan International Inc. and Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU).

Participants were trained on how to use basic REDAS, SQLite, Spatialite as relational database, as well as Quantum GIS. The training highlight is the teaching of the Seismic Hazard Assessment module and the impact estimation using a scenario earthquake. The participants were also taught how to display their multi-hazard maps and use GPS for risk database building in REDAS software.

For the very first time, the Exposure Database Module Android version was released by the PHIVOLCS Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, which was installed in more than 30 android cellular phones and tablets where they also use during the fieldwork.

Speakers and facilitators in the training were led by Deputy Director Bautista, Dr. Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Engr. Angelito G. Lanuza, Dr. Rhommel N. Grutas, Engr. Myra P. Dolina, Abigail A. Polintan, Lawrence Aaron Bañes, Robjunelieaaa Lim, Roschele G. Ablan, Bhenz Rodiguez, and Lara Jennina A. Gianan. Mr. Fileon Corona of PAGASA also gave a talk about hydrometeorological hazards.

REDAS Training for Batanes province PDF Print
Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:12

A REDAS training, entitled “The Provision and Training on the Use of Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System (REDAS) Softwareto the Province of Batanes as a Tool for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness”, was conducted by PHIVOLCS for the province of Batanes last May 04 – 08, 2015 at Provincial Capitol, Basco, Batanes. A total of 49 participants participated and succesfully completed the training. Participants were composed of instructors, engineers, planners, barangay captains, and barangay kagawads among others from Batanes Provincial Government Offices, municipalities of Itbayat, Sabtang, Uyugan and Mahatao, Batanes State College, BATANELCO, NHA and Chanarian Elementary School. A total of 42 license keys was issued at the training. This training was organized by the Batanes State College (BSC) and the Batanes Provincial Government.

The participants were taught how to use REDAS software and how they can apply it in their own municipalities and cities for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction efforts into local development, contingency planning and emergency preparedness. The participants were introduced to the use of SQlite, Spatialite and Quantum GIS and how these are linked into REDAS to prepare their risk database and ultimately, to compute for earthquake impacts. They were taught how to display their multi-hazard maps, administrative and base maps. They were also taught how to simulate different earthquake scenarios and calculate impact assessment using the software. They also had GPS field work where they were able to locate and classify different types of buildings. The participants were also taught how to answer the Exposure Database Module (EDM) for a more comphrensive exposure database collection. They were also asked to answer the form on Mainstreaming Hazard Assessment on Land Use Planning where the answers were culled from the display of hazard maps vis a vis the location of risk data. A plenary session facilitated by Ms. Lenie Duran-Alegre from Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Engr. Angelito G. Lanuza, where the participants’ answers were discussed.

Mr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Assistant Regional Director of DOST PSTC Region 2, Mr. Richard Cantero, Community Affairs Officer and representative of Gov. Vicente D. Gato, Mr. Rolando Donato, Director of Instruction of BSC and Ms. Jessica Salamagos, the PDRRMO of Batanes province were the speakers for the opening ceremony of the training. Dr. Bartolome Bautista, Deputy Director of PHIVOLCS and the developer of REDAS software, was the guest speaker for the opening and closing ceremony. Speakers and trainers were Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Lenie Duran-Alegre of OCD, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Henremagne Peñarubia, Analyn Aquino, Jayvie Nadua, Abigail Polintan, Maria Concepcion Barairo, Karen Garcia, Roschele Ablan, Anne Lorraine Delos Santos, Jhonlayn Blacer of Batanes Seismic Station, Robert Quinto from PAGASA and Ricardo Cabugao, Jr. from BSC.

Capacity Enhancement of the Ayala Companies on Hazard, Risk Assessment and Exposure Database Development through the Use of the REDAS Software PDF Print
Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:07

The REDAS Team conducted its second REDAS Training for a private group of company last April 15, 22-25, 2015. The Ayala Corporation is the second private group of company to undergo the training. The training is entitled “Capacity Enhancement of the Ayala Companies on Hazard, Risk Assessment and Exposure Database Development through the Use of the REDAS Software ”. It was held at PHIVOLCS, Quezon City.  The day of April 15, 2015 was alloted for the expectations meeting and installation day. The training proper covered the days from April 22 – 25, 2015.  A total of 54 participants from Ayala Corporation (3), Ayala Auto (2), Ayala Foundation (2), Ayala Land (14), Bank of the Philippine Islands (7), Globe Telecom (15), LiveIt (1) and Manila Water (9) with a guest participant from PDRF attended the six-day training. A total of 58 license keys was issued during this training.

During the training, the participants were taught installation and configuration of REDAS Software, including Exposure Database Module (EDM), Basic REDAS features, Building their own Risk Database, use of SQLite as Relational and Spatial Database System, and Seismic Hazard Assessment. They were also taught how to collect GPS tracks and plot points, lines and polygons using GPS and video capture tool. Earthquake Risk Assessment methods were also taught to this batch.

Ambassador Marciano A. Paynor, Jr., Managing Director, External and Government Relations of Ayala Corporation, and Dr. Bartolome C. Bautista., Deputy Director of PHIVOLCS gave their messages during the closing ceremony. Also, a resource speaker from PAGASA, Mr. Robert Quinto, Senior Weather Specialist, was invited to give a talk on Hydrometeoreological hazards. Other speakers and facilitators in the training were Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista, Dr. Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Mr. Ishmael Narag, Dr. Rhommel N. Grutas, ENgr. Angelito Lanuza, Engr. Analyn Aquino, Ms. Jayvie H. Nadua, Ms. Abigail A. Polintan, Ms. Anne Lorraine Delos Santos, Mr. Gianico Noble, Ms. Karen Garcia, Ms. Mary Ann Montion, Ms. Maria Conception Barairo, Mr. Emmanuel Mitiam, Mr. Ruffy Villanueva, Engr. Dave Andrei Rivera, and Engr. Greggue Anne Lyza Castro.

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