NOAH finishes mapping building footprints of 16 provinces

  Project NOAH has finished mapping the building footprints of its 15 target provinces and the province of Aurora with the initiative of the Aurora PDDRMO. With the help of several organizations and individuals (MAVC program, Aurora PDRRMO, UP Rockhounds, Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines-GSUP, Eastern Samar State University, Eastern Visayas State…

In Response to the DOST Press Release

The issue about NOAH all began when Dr. Lagmay was quoted in an interview with DZRH that Project NOAH is ending on 28 February 2017 “dahil wala nang pondo” (because there are no more funds).  The absence of funding is due to the intent of DOST to terminate the project despite its success given the…

Project NOAH Press Conference Statement

DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE NOAH STATEMENT HERE. We called for this press conference because of the many requests for interviews regarding the end of Project NOAH. On 29 January 2017, we had an interview with DZRH regarding the NOAH program. The radio show highlighted the importance of Project NOAH in saving lives. The program was…

AFP awards ‘Gawad sa Kaunlaran’ to Project NOAH

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) awarded the “Gawad sa Kaunlaran” medal and ribbon to Project NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay, and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa and Carmille Marie Escape last December 27, 2016. With the aim of helping the residents of Calayan, Cagayan prepare for and respond to the threat of natural hazards, GoShare…

DOST 12 deploys 86 early warning devices in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (PIA)

By D.E. Doguiles (PIA 12 with report from DOST 12) This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on November 23, 2016. KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Nov. 23 (PIA) — Since 2012, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has deployed 86 hydro-meteorological (hydromet) devices in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region These consist of 56 automated rain…

DOST encourages use of science-based tools in disaster management (PIA)

By Andrew Doga-ong This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on October 06, 2016. BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct.6 (DOST) – – Disaster managers of the various local government units (LGU) here are advised to use science-based tools to enhance their disaster prevention and mitigation programs. DOST personnel gave the recommendation after conducting a Training…