DOST-PHIVOLCS recently held a training on “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the use of the REDAS Software for the West Mindanao Local Government Units”. The week-long training was held in Cagayan de Oro City from July 22 to 27, 2019.

The participants included mainly Planning Officers and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers from 11 provinces, 8 cities, and 7 municipalities in western Mindanao. MGB-X Chief Geologist Osin A. Sinsuat, Jr. joined the training as resource speaker on the DENR-MGB National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program on July 25, 2019.