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Barangays in Bauan: First to Use GIS/GPS for DRRM Hazard Mapping
Written by Alexander V. de Lacy   
Saturday, 28 June 2014 02:23

Bauan, Batangas.  The BDMMRCs of Bauan in Batangas Province have just completed their 3-day training with a theme of "Planadong Pagresponde, Kalamidad Hindi Magiging Grabe" yesterday at the Bauan Plaza Hotel in Barangay Poblacion, this municipality.  The seminar / workshop was sponsored by the Liga ng mga Barangay - Bauan Chapter through the help and techical assistance of the Municipal Local DSC01076Government Operations Officer (MLGOO); Ms. Yolanda M. Girao, Municipal Planning and Development Officer, Engr. Melvin B. Arevalo and the Municipal Administrator and concurrent Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO); Mr. Antonio V. de Lacy Jr.

Barangay Officials and representatives were guided by the MLGOO and the MDRRMO in crafting their contingency plans, while the hazard mapping and emergency evacuation mapping were handled by the MDRRMO with the aid of the MDRRMO and MIS staff.  Each barangay were able to come up with their evacuation maps and hazard maps using QGIS Version 2.2, a freeware software universally used for Geographical Information System or GIS.

On the first day of the seminar, the entire Batangas Sangguniang Panglalawigan (Provincial Board Members) headed by the Hon. Mark Leviste, Vice-Governor of Batangas graced the event.  Hon. Julian C. Casapao, Vice-Mayor of Bauan delivered his message after the Hon. Mely castillo, ABC President of Bauan had welcomed the guests and participants in the seminar.

Mr. de Lacy was very proud about the ooutcome of the seminar because after the said training/seminar and its adaptation, the barangays of Bauan, Batangas is considered to be the first barangays to ever use GIS in hazard and evacuation map preparation.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 June 2014 03:11

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