CAGAYAN—-The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Region 2 (MGB-2) has asked local government units to check their respective comprehensive land use, and disaster risk reduction and management plans.
The appeal was made by MGB-2 Chief Geologist Felicitas Piligan after the series of landslides and floods experienced in the Cagayan Valley region due to successive typhoons which hit the country recently.
Piligan noted that there were several areas in region that they have assessed, and identified as high risks.
She also advised that the residents or settlers in these areas be immediately relocated.
Among the high risk areas identified by MGB-2 were those in Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Cagayan provinces where deadly landslides occurred.
Piligan said she was hoping that the local government units will consider their recommendations to avoid another tragic incidence.
“One of the reasons for the landslides was the over saturation of the soils caused by the series of heavy downpour,” she said.