Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo is all ears as rehab czar Ping Lacson examines the Tacloban City map showing the damages wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda. In this meeting, held recently at the University of the Philippines-National Engineering Center, Engr. Louie Favila presented her team’s damage assessment on Tacloban City based on the map generated through the project called Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation-Light Detection and Ranging or DREAM-LiDAR. Said project, a component of DOST’s- Project NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, develops flood hazard maps using LiDAR technology, with priority on the 18 major river basins in the country. (Photo by Henry A. de Leon/Text by Framelia V. Anonas, S&T Media Service)

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