In response with the request letter of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office No. 1 for technical assistance in the conduct of water quality assessment in Matangra lake, Burgos, Ilocos Norte. The survey was conducted on April 4-7, 2017 by the contractual geologist Ms. Mariel B. Tuonan of Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 and Engr. Cora Marie G. Pugal, Development Management Officer III, Conservation and Development Division, DENR R1 together with the LGU personnel of Burgos, Ilocos Norte.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) – Geosciences Division conducted a seminar on the results of its geohazard mapping and assessment. The seminar entitled “Training-Workshop on Understanding 1:10,000 Scale Geohazard Map” was held on March 21-24, 2017 at Seven Wonders Hotel and Theme Park Inc, Baluarte Compound, Salindeg, Vigan City Ilocos Sur.
Mr. Socrates G. Gaerlan, Chief Geologist recently assumed as OIC, Office of the Regional Director, MGB-Regional Office No. I by virtue of DENR Special Order No. 2017-228 dated March 10, 2017.
During the simple turn-over ceremony, RD Gaerlan asked everyone’s support and to work together to effectively and efficiently accomplish all targets of the Office.
A Local Climate Change Action Planning Orientation-Workshop was held on March 16-17, 2017 at the Municipal Hall of Santol, La Union. It is in consonance with Republic Act No. 9729 known as the “Climate Change Act of 2009” mainstreaming climate change into government policy formulations, establishing the framework strategy and program on climate change, creating for the purpose of Climate Change Commission and for other purposes. Likewise, as stated in the Section 14 of the said RA ”Local Climate Change Action Plan”, LGUs shall be the frontline agencies in the formulation, planning and implementation of climate change action plans in their respective areas, consistent with the provisions of the Local Government Code, the Framework and the National Climate Change Action Plan.