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Geo-SAFER joins Mindanao National Science and Technology Week 2018 Celebration

Date Posted: July 12, 2018

The Geo-SAFER Mindanao Program took part in the Mindanao-wide celebration of the National Science and Technology Week last July 6-8, 2018 at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City as one of the event’s exhibitors.

From L-R: DOST Undersecretary Renato U. Solidum, DOST Secretary Fortunato D. Dela Peña, CSU President Dr. Anthony M. Penaso and Geo-SAFER Program Leader Engr. Meriam M. Santillan during the formal opening of the Mindanao NSTW 2018 exhibit

Engr. Meriam M. Santillan explained the flood hazard mapping status of Mindanao to President Rodrigo Duterte during his tour at the exhibit area

Progress Reporting, Writeshop highlight Geo-SAFER Prep for Year 2 Renewal

Date Posted: May 4, 2018

BUTUAN CITY - To assess the progress of the program’s first year of implementation and to prepare for its upcoming Year 2 renewal, the Geo-Informatics for the Systematic Assessment of Flood Effects and Risks Towards a Resilient Mindanao (Geo-SAFER Mindanao) conducted a Program Meeting, Progress Reporting and Writeshop on March 16-17, 2018 at Almont Inland Hotel, Butuan City.

The attendees listened as the accomplishments of Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao was presented by Engr. Daniel Mostrales, Chief SRS of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Engr. Arthur M. Amora, Chief SRS, presented the current progress of the Geo-SAFER Agusan Project of Caraga State University

Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao Holds Flood Disaster Preparedness Training for Partner LGUs, HEIs

Date Posted: March 12, 2018

ILIGAN CITY – The Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao Project conducted a two-day training, with the theme “Trainor’s Training on Fundamentals of Flood Disaster Preparedness Towards a Flood Resilient Community,” for its partner LGUs and HEIs last March 8–9, 2018 held at Jacko’s Kan-anan, Iligan City.

Two guest resource speakers were invited to share their expertise and the current initiatives of their respective agencies in terms of disaster risk reduction during the first day of the training. Ma’am Anianita R. Fortich, Senior Weather Specialist designated as Officer-in-Charge of PAGASA-Mindanao talked about the World Meteorological Association and the Global Observing System; PAGASA-Mindanao’s Observing Facilities, Basic Instruments, and Equipment; and Information Dissemination. In her talk, she mentioned about how costly their daily operations are and how she is hopeful that their upgrades and expansions will be realized so that they will have a greater scope for the weather monitoring here in Mindanao.