During the hosting of the MGB-X Geosciences Division of the DENR-X Monday convocation progam on 2022. April 11, for its HR intervention, Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. gave a talk on Safety Reminders on Landslide and Flood Hazards – what to do before, during, and after.
The occasion was timely with several weather disturbances affecting the country, including Northern Mindanao. The past week was really wet, with the Low Pressure Area and then Tropical Depression “Agaton”. Another weather disturbance, Tropical Storm “Malakas” (international name) is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility either Monday or Tuesday of the week.
According to PAGASA, a wet Holy Week is expected if the rains persist.
The audience was informed that “awareness and preparedness are the most effective prevention and mitigation measures against the impact of geologic hazards”. The talk ended with the message, “Ligtas ang may Alam”.