Dr. Nicomedes Briones, Natural Resources Management Specialist, presented the VA of forest, agriculture, and water sectors in UMRBPL. On the other hand, Dr. Ma. Victoria Espaldon, Gender Mainstreaming and Capacity Building Specialist, presented the VA for the health sector. The VA computed the exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity of the five LGUs in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Each LGU has different levels of vulnerability in terms of drought, landslide, flooding, and soil erosion or combinations of these.
CCC was represented by Ms. Joycelyn A. Goco, Assistant Secretary, and Mr. Alex Lapiz, Program Manager. Other members of the Project Team who were also present include Dr. Elmer Mercado, Team Leader and Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, Dr. Florencia Pulhin, Climate Change Mitigation Specialist, and Mr. Jose Rey Alo, Multimedia Specialist. SEARCA was represented by Dr. Lope B. Santos III, Program Specialist and Officer-In-Charge of the Project Development and Management Department. From EPMC, key personnel present were Dr. Emman Lleva, Ms. Teresita Pascual, and Mr. Marvin Pascual. Mr. Allan Dela Cruz, Ms. Jade Fernandez, and Ms. Hilda Ronquillo provided the necessary technical support. (Jade Fernandez)