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The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) in collaboration with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)  will hold its Final General Assembly with the selected pilot communities from the municipalities of Talisay, Laurel, Agoncillo, and San Nicolas, Batangas. The Taal Volcano Project titled “Reducing the impact of Volcanic Disaster in the Philippines: Towards Improved Capacities of Human Communities to cope with Volcanic Hazards” will hold its final event at the Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay City on August 13, 2019. The 5-year project was supported by the Government of Belgium. Concerned Local Government Units as well as Regional Offices and International Partners are invited to attend the event.

 

The project’s main objective is to reduce impacts of volcanic eruptions on communities by increasing people awareness, safety, and resilience. Other objectives include assessment of community vulnerability and reinforcement of community perception on volcanic hazards. Communities that were strategically chosen for this project are Barangay Leynes and Caloocan of Talisay; Gulod and Buso-Buso of Laurel; Bilibinwang and Banyaga of Agoncillo, and; Poblacion and Abelo of San Nicolas, Batangas.

 

Accomplishments and Outputs of each pilot community will be put forward in the Final General Assembly.

 

For information about the event, please contact:

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change, DOST
and Officer-In-Charge, PHIVOLCS

(632) 926-2611