May 21, 2024

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) said the findings by foreign consultants who visited the city were similar to the earlier findings of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera on the geohazards and risks in various high-risk areas in the city.

Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) III Louie Glen Lardizabal said results of the studies conducted by foreign consultants from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) bolstered the earlier findings of the MGB-Cordillera on the geohazards and risks in the city which could be used by the concerned offices of the local government and the barangays in their risk assessment and mapping activities leading towards the updating of the city’s local disaster risk reduction and management plan and the climate adaptation program.

He pointed out the results of all the studies on risk assessment and geohazards in the city will serve as the concrete basis for the concerned government agencies and the local government in the formulation of preventive and mitigating measures that will be implemented to lessen the exposure of life and limb to eminent danger during the occurrence of natural and man-made calamities.

Earlier, several foreign consultants from the ADB were in the city to conduct risk assessment and geohazard studies to help the local government in the formulation of preventive and mitigating measures that will prevent the loss of lives and damage to properties during the occurrence of natural and man-made calamities.

Lardizabal said results of the studies are available at the CDRRMO for the information, ready reference, guidance, and further needed action of concerned government agencies, offices of the local government, and the barangays.

He said the geohazard areas in the city, particularly the flood-prone and landslide-prone areas, have been clearly identified in the said studies and have already been disseminated to concerned barangays for them to come up with preventive and mitigating measures. – PIO release