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A researcher based in Mindanao State University – Buug Campus had recently received funding assistance worth One Hundred Fifty-four Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-seven and 50/100 Pesos (₱154,477.50) through the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program of the Department of Science and Technology IX.

The research is focused on determining the vulnerability of coastal barangays from sea-level rise in Buug, Dumanquillas Bay, Philippines. The project leader, Mr. Bryan L. Bitantos, aims to produce sea-level rise vulnerability maps and simulation models of the Dumanquillas Bay, focusing on the vicinity of the four (04) coastal barangays of Buug. The study will also gather data to generate a socio-economic profile of said communities while assessing their vulnerability factors based on the Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI).

The research is a result of the conduct of an inception meeting of the Provincial S&T Center in Zamboanga Sibugay with the research coordinators of Mindanao State University - Buug Campus (MSU-Buug) in February 2020.

The country being an archipelago is highly susceptible to the effects of climate change, particularly on ‘sea-level rise’. Among many human settlements, coastal communities will be more likely affected. The urgency of this study is also highlighted with the increasing frequency of ‘super typhoons’ passing through the Philippines, significantly putting the lives of its constituents at high risk.

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Mr. Bitantos’ research marks an important milestone for the MSU-Buug as the 1st DOST-funded R&D project of the institution. With this project, the agency encourages other researchers from the different educational institutions within the province to submit their research proposals to DOST-IX for possible funding assistance.

Bitantos had his master’s degree in Sustainable Development major in Resource Management in MSU- Iligan Institute of Technology in 2016 and is now working on his Doctorate degree in the same field.

For more information, you may reach the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Zamboanga Sibugay through tel. no. (062) 955 0825 and look for John Kenneth Cabral, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit DOST-IX’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DOSTRegion9. (John Kenneth D. Cabral, DOST IX- Press Release)

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