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COUNTDOWN TO NOVEMBER 2014: PHIVOLCS and PROVINCE OF MINDORO ORIENTAL JOIN HANDSWITH EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI AWARENESS and PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR FOR LGUs PDF Print
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:38
 
 
Exposure Database Development and Earthquake Risk Calculations Workshop for Region XI SUCs under Regional Disaster Science and Management S&T Capacity Development Project PDF Print
Friday, 02 May 2014 11:21

PHIVOLCS conducted a two-day workshop entitled “Earthquake Risk Assessment Methodologies: Exposure Database Development and Calculations” for the Region XI State Colleges s and Universities (SUCs).  This activity is in line with the Regional Disaster Science and Management S&T Capacity Development Project, which is being funded by DOST-PCIEERD, and which PHIVOLCS is providing the techncial expertise.  The workshop was held at the University of Southeasthern Philippines (USEP), Obrero, Davao City from  April 10-11, 2014.  Participants from USEP, Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST), Davao del Norte State College (DNSC), Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) and UP Mindanao attended the workshop. The workshop aimed to teach the participants how to extract exposure information from their building survey and how to use said information for conducting earthquake risk assessment.

Aside from their own surveyed data, the participants were taught also how to derive building information from the national statistics data to make it useful for risk assessment.  The impact estimation module is now built-in into REDAS software and using the software, participants were able to compute earthquake risk for a  M8.3 March 14, 1924 scenario. They were able to visualize the map in REDAS and in Quantum GIS. Resource speakers and facilitators during the workshop were led by PHIVOLCS Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista and supported by Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Janila B. Deocampo, Johnlery P. Deximo, Abigail A. Polintan and Dave Andrei Rivera.

 
PHIVOLCS, KBP unveil Broadcaster’s Infochart on Emergency Preparedness PDF Print
Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:53

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), together with partner agencies, launched on March 26 at the institute’s auditorium an infochart that serves as a guide for broadcasters when informing the public about disaster awareness and preparedness.

PHIVOLCS, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), have collaborated to enhance the capacity of broadcast media in disseminating disaster information related to disasters and emergencies through updating the existing Broadcaster’s InfoChart on Emergency Preparedness.

The participants to the launching, both from the broadcast and print media, received copies of the infochart that they can now use as reference in giving out appropriate warnings during emergencies, as well as preparedness tips and precautions relating to various natural hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, and landslides.

Moreover, PHIVOLCS turned over the materials to KBP for distribution to other media partners.

PHIVOLCS Director Renato U. Solidum Jr. and KBP President Herman Basbaño show the infochart to the media.
PHIVOLCS Director Renato U. Solidum Jr. and KBP President Herman Basbaño show the infochart to the media.

KBP President Herman Basbaño, Virgilio Galvez of PIA, Jocelyn Villanueva of MGB, Mina Marasigan of OCD, and Dir. Renato U. Solidum Jr of PHIVOLCS unveil the infochart.
KBP President Herman Basbaño, Virgilio Galvez of PIA, Jocelyn Villanueva of MGB, Mina Marasigan of OCD, and Dir. Renato U. Solidum Jr of PHIVOLCS unveil the infochart.

PHIVOLCS hands over copies of the infochar to representatives of its partner-agencies and to KBP for dissemination to different media partners.
PHIVOLCS hands over copies of the infochart to representatives of its partner-agencies and to KBP for dissemination to different media partners.
 
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