Benguet village to pilot landslide warning system

>> Friday, October 7, 2016

BAKUN, Benguet -- Barangay Poblacion here was selected one of pilot sites for installation of landslide early warning system.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan granted authority to Gov. Crescencio Pacalso to forge a memorandum of  understanding with Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS), University of the Philippines, which holds the Intellectual Property Right and the Bakun local government units,    to implement   the so called Dynaslope Project or the Development of Site Specific threshold for Deep-Seated Landslide and Slope Failures aimed to develop and test early warning system protocols.
To be installed at barangay Poblacion is a ground movement tracking device that records movement of ground on actual time.
The project aims to provide highly effective monitoring and early warning and information, develop cost-effective monitoring and early warning system for landslides and empower partners to lead in reducing risks from landslide hazards down to the barrage level.

Funded by the PHILVOLCS, the project does not entail financial counterpart from all levels of LGUs but to extend assistance in the implementation of an early warning protocol, conduct of at least one EWS protocol drill before December 16, inclusion of landslide EWS protocol alert levels in the LGU’s contingency plan and in the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan, and designation of key persons in information dissemination. -- Susan Aro


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