Puerto Princesa City updates demographic data and CBMS through mapping survey

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The household and establishment mapping survey in 66 barangays of Puerto Princesa City is on its final stage.

Engr. Jovenee Sagun, head of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), said that the next step will be the encoding of all data and information gathered during the survey and it is expected to be made available within two months.

“Natapos na ang survey at isusunod na ang pag-hire ng mga encoders at tuloy-tuloy na yan. Expected na matatapos ang pag-encode in two months,” she said.

The survey is part of the city government’s community-based monitoring system (CBMS), for which P4-million has been allocated from the local disaster risk reduction and management fund. The activity is jointly implemented by the CPDO and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO).

Engr. Sagun explained that the survey will be linked to the existing CBMS of the city and the available hazard maps, to generate household spot maps, house tagging, and numbering. She further said that this will also identify the number of families and individuals in particular areas that are prone to disasters and asset damages accounting.

It will involve the conduct of demographic survey and gathering of data using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) maps.

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Eriko Gimpaya, planning officer II, said that the important landmarks of the city will be incorporated in their output after the survey, and the location of these landmarks, establishments, and households are geotagged.

“Mas enhanced ito ngayon kaysa CBMS kasi kasama dito pati sa disaster. Ang geo-tagging ay ongoing,” he said.

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