CDRRMO does tagging on hazardous areas PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:54

By R.G. ANTONET GO

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) will be conducting tagging on hazardous areas in this city so in case of disaster, the city government will have an idea on how many residents live in such area.

Dr. Elmeir Jade Apolinario, Head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), said, “si tiene soceso, we do the tagging after the event. Si tiene quema ali pa man tag… Si tiene flooding ali pa kita man tag ara ase kita systema nuay pa soceso man tag ya kita.”

According to Apolinario, they noticed that after a disaster hit the city such as fire and flooding, some are taking advantage of the situation.

“Lately, ta mira kita kaba quema o disaster, mucho ta toma bentaha si tiene cun quien debe dale ayuda akel deverasan victima,” Apolinario stressed.

The tagging will be done through the initiative of the CDRRMO in partnership with other agencies such as the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU).

ADZU partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)  in the Phil-LiDAR project that processes Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and other remotely sensed data to create high resolution maps of the city.

The LiDAR technology generates detailed topographic maps that are expected to provide government agencies with better data for risk management. The LiDAR mapping provides a significant increase to the scope of data given and the scale of data accuracy.

They wanted to start the project immediately so by December, they already have the database.

He also said that they will go on house-to-house to include using the geohazard maps provided the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mines and Geosciences Bureau. — R.G. A A. Go