MGB-7 to LGUs: Use geohazard maps to prepare for TS Auring

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/20/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) is urging local government units (LGUs) to refer to the geohazard map to identify areas that need more attention for the incoming Tropical…

MGB-7 says Agsungot road is not safe

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 300-meter portion of the Upper Agsungot road in Barangay Agsungot, Cebu City is not safe for the traveling public and has to be closed. This is the recommendation of the Mines and…

Geologists reassess landslide area in Naga City

Zena Magto 10/16/2018

Another team of geologists from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is conducting an assessment at the landslide area in Naga City. City of Naga Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong said the team arrived last Sunday. The team…

Deadly delay

09/23/2018

Too late is the relief of four officials of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas. Too late is President Rodrigo Duterte’s review of the mining industry, years after mine closures by erstwhile environment secretary Regina…

Danger zones

Editorial 11/01/2017

Though they may have lost their houses, the 24 families or over 200 persons who were forced to leave after landslides hit their areas in Sitios Calfranco and Upper Cansiloy in Boljoon town, southern Cebu, can count…

MGB boosts coordination with local officials on disaster preparedness

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/15/2017

IN its aim to achieve zero casualties during disasters and calamities, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Director Loreto Alburo said they were strengthening their coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) by…

Soil erosion still poses risks in Barangay Busay, warns Guardo

Inna Mejia 01/25/2017

A Cebu City councilor has asked all concerned agencies to conduct soil stability testing in the mountain barangays of Cebu City, amid continuing reports of soil erosion and landslides, especially in the upper section of Barangay Busay…

Tourists urged avoid Sirao flower farms for now

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/19/2017

Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CCDRRMC) passed a resolution on Thursday afternoon recommending for the restriction of entry of visitors at the famous flower farms at Sitio Tawagan, Barangay Sirao in Cebu City due to the…

Police warned over fabricating drug surrenderers

Nestle L. Semilla 12/28/2016

THE Minglanilla police tore to shreds the document signed by the 22 persons arrested during an illegal cockfight, which later identified them as drug surrenderers. The father of one of the arrested persons, Roger de Dios, director…

Landslide hits Manipis Road

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/09/2016

The national road in Barangay Manipis, Talisay City was rendered impassable to four-wheeled vehicle yesterday after a series of landslides hit the area since Friday night, covering a wide portion of the road with boulders and loosened…

Cebu LGUs to get geohazard maps

Melissa Q. Cabahug 07/02/2015

THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) said it completed their geohazard assessment and mapping covering 3,003 barangays throughout the region. Al Emil Berador, chief geologist said during yesterday’s news forum at the Philippine Information Agency that they…

10 hectares in Gaas, Balamban to be ‘no man’s land’

Bencyrus Ellorin, Carine M. Asutilla 01/22/2014

PORTIONs of the landslide-prone mountain barangay of Gaas in Balamban town isn’t safe for homes. After two weeks of rainfall caused cracks in the slopes, the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recommended declaring…

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