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PHIVOLCS conducted the online training entitled “REDAS Module 3: REDAS Exposure Database Development” for the Province of Lanao del Norte on April 20-23, 2021. Participants were trained how to develop the exposure database of their respective municipalities with the use of the REDAS Exposure Data Mapper (EDM) using GeoMapperPH.

There was a total of 18 participants consisting of PDRRMO, PEO, PAO, PPDO, PASSO, PENRO staffs from the Province of Lanao del Norte and the local government units of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Sapad, Magsaysay, Lala, Kapatagan, Salvador, Kolambugan, Tubod and Bacolod. A total of 18 GeoMapperPH accounts was also issued.

 

Photo 1. Speakers, facilitators and course advisers for the REDAS Module 3 Online Training for the Province of Lanao del Norte

Photo 1. Speakers, facilitators and course advisers for the REDAS Module 3 Online Training for the Province of Lanao del Norte

 

A one-day pre-training orientation was conducted to guide the participants in signing-in to GeoMapperPH web browser and mobile application.  The training house rules and guidelines were also discussed.  For the training proper which started on April 20, Engr. Dave Andrei Rivera gave the lecture on UPD-ICE Building Typology and Engr. Robinson Jorgio discussed the EDM Attributes in the GeoMapperPH. In these lectures, the participants learned about the different building types prepared by the UP Diliman - Institute of Civil Engineering, as well as the building attributes that make up the exposure data of a given structure.  The participants were also taught how to use Street View as a means to collect exposure data even when in the office or in one’s home. 

Other lectures provided were on the topics on Data Preparation for GeoMapperPH, How to Use GeoMapperPH Web and Mobile Application, and Introduction to HazardHunterPH.  There were also lectures on the Introduction to Global Positioning System, Introduction to the LGU’s Exposure Database, and Sample Data Presentation of the exposure database being developed for the Cebu City SWERVE Project.

For the building survey exercise, each participant were required to digitize abuilding footprint and fill in the building attributes of at least three structures in their assigned municipality.  A total of 159 buildings was digitized from eight municipalities of Lanao del Norte while a total of 74 buildings was completely surveyed.  These outputs were reviewed and later discussed in the Advanced Data Management lecture. In this lecture, the process of counterchecking and polishing surveyed data were presented.

Despite experiencing technical difficulties since the training was conducted in a purely online setup, the training sessions were successfully conducted with the participants engaged all throughout. Based on the evaluation form responses, the participants mentioned that the training was very informative and will part of future plans of developing the exposure database of their municipalities.

 

Photo 2. Participants and speakers of the REDAS Module 3 Online Training for the Province of Lanao del Norte

 

The training was headed by DOST Undersecretary and PHIVOLCS Officer-in-Charge Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., REDAS Program Coordinator and Associate Scientist Dr. Maria Leonila P. Bautista, GeoRiskPH Project Leader Mabelline T. Cahulogan, and REDAS Course Advisers Dr. Bartolome C. Bautista, Ishmael C. Narag, and Engr. Angelito G. Lanuza. The speakers and facilitators were Engr. Dave Andrei Rivera, Engr. Robinson Jorgio and Lizeth Nicdao.  Facilitators from the REDAS Team were Ian P. Javier, John Deladia, Jordana Marie L. Argamosa, Engr. Nikka Marie B. Sales, Engr. Noel C. Rosario Jr., Engr. Maria Teresa G. Llera while facilitators from the GeoRiskPH were John Harold B. Tabuzo, Hanz Cesar M. Alejandria, Conrado Alfonso M. Favis, Princess De Pascual, Janine L. Israel, Ynna Patricia M. Aquino, Richard Sulit, Andrew Ragadio and Maeryck Justinne N. Bernardo.  From the Lanao del Norte PLGU, Marlon D. Apat, Roy Joseph N. Secuya and Charles Bacalla served as the guest facilitators.