Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. presented a paper entitled, “Bajau Housing and Disaster Risk Reduction” during the 2016 Annual MGB Technical Forum held at the Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga on November 11-12, 2016.
The paper presented the request by the Psychosocial Association of the Philippines-Cagayan de Oro (PSAP-CDO) to provide housing for the Bajaus in Barangay Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City and the non-favorable recommendation by the DENR and MGB regional offices and by the MGB Central Office. The paper proposed for closer coordination and review of policies among the various sectors of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources….for after all, we share a common mission – to save lives, to protect property, to avoid the unnecessary waste of funds, to protect the environment. The policy in question is the granting of the Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC).
Chief Administrative Officer Jerome Ventic served as judge for the poster presentation.