MGB experts to check safety of relocation site in Boljoon

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/06/2017

Church lauded for donation; landslide-affected families open to moving to relocation site The four-hectare property donated by the church to be used as a relocation site for the families displaced by the landslides in Lower Becerril in…

‘Cebu City has 770 sinkholes’

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/07/2017

There are at least 770 sinkholes in “urban” Cebu City. This is according to a study conducted by the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7). The MGB yesterday met…

FIRE HITS DENR

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Norman V. Mendoza 03/13/2017

Investigators not ruling out arson after loss of documents It was something they didn’t expect to happen. Various documents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) went up in smoke in an…

No build zones

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 01/20/2017

Landslide hit areas in Sitios Kan-irag and Tawagan II in Barangay Sirao will become a no-build zone. This developed after Cebu City and Sirao barangay officials said yesterday that they would enforce the recommendation of the Mines…

Globe, Phivolcs team up in developing hazard and risk information maps

11/17/2016

GLOBE Telecom has teamed up with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in developing data base for 56 provinces. The information are integrated with the Phivolcs-developed Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System (Redas) software, a hazard…

New lot eyed for school

Nestle L. Semilla 06/28/2015

The Cebu City Council authorized Mayor Michael Rama to negotiate and purchase a lot for the Sapangdaku Elementary School. The school is located along a river which has been identified as a flood-prone area by the Mines…

Smartphone app to identify disaster-prone areas

Melissa Q. Cabahug 05/18/2015

A smartphone application that will identify disaster-prone areas in Central Visayas is being developed by the regional Mines and Geosciences Bureau-7 (MGB-7). Al Emil Birador, MGB-7 chief geologist, said they already finished conducting geohazard mapping to identify…

Capitol dads ban backhoes in Sapangdaku river quarrying

Melissa Q. Cabahug 03/03/2015

The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) yesterday approved a resolution banning the use of backhoes in river quarrying. The measure came days after the Toledo City Council issued a resolution to halt quarrying in the Sapangdaku River in…

Sinkhole swallows ‘half a mountain’ in Alcantara; another found in Badian town

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/04/2015

Two new sinkholes, one of which was described as having caused “half a mountain to collapse”, were discovered in the towns of Alcantara and Badian in southern Cebu last week. Arturo Palencia, Alcantara Municipal Engineer, said his…

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