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MGB ROXIII heightens mining awareness of Diocese of Surigao

To heighten the awareness of the religious sector on mining, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Awareness on Mineral Resources in the Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands for the Diocese of Surigao on April 10, 2019 at the Cathedral Parish Hall of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Surigao City. The activity aimed to enrich the knowledge of the religious sector on mineral resources in general and the mining industry in particular. It was attended by the clergy, nuns, seminarians and Social Action workers of the Diocese of Surigao. Mr. Romeo M. Dalodado, Geosciences Division Chief of MGB ROXIII, and select technical personnel gave substantial presentations on Geology and Mineralization of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands; Mining Policies and Tenement Updates; Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program; Employment and Taxes derived from Mining; and Social Development and Management Program. The positive impacts continue reading : MGB ROXIII heightens mining awareness of Diocese of Surigao

MGB ROXIII carries out 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Assessment and M...

            In line with the National Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment Program of the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau, a technical team from the Geosciences Division of MGB Regional Office No. XIII carried out the 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment in Malimono, Surigao del Norte from March 18 to 30, 2019.             This project is the next phase after the completion of the 1:250,000 scale, province-wide Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment in 2018. It aims to determine the groundwater availability in relation to the local geological setting; identify potential areas for future groundwater development and/or extraction; and identify factors that may affect the water quality of the existing water supply in the target area.             The said mapping activity includes field mapping such as reconnaissance geological survey and inventory of water sources (wells, springs and impounded creeks and rivers if they are used as main water sources in some continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries out 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Assessment and Mapping in Malimono, Surigao del Norte

MGB ROXIII supports 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII supported the various activities of the 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration. It took part in the 9th General Assembly, Opening of the Women’s Month Celebration and Press Conference spearheaded by the Regional Development Council – Regional Gender and Development Committee on March 1, 2019 at VCDU Prince Hotel and Grand Convention Center in Butuan City. Similarly, MGB RO No. XIII personnel attended the RGADC-led Women Summit during the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8, 2019 at Butuan Grand Palace Hotel in Butuan City. At the said summit, RGADC Caraga recognized and celebrated the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of outstanding women from various government agencies and sectors in the region. At the local level, MGB RO No. XIII participated in the “Panawagan sa Eleksyon sa Kababaihan” which is a forum on clean and honest election conducted by the Commission continue reading : MGB ROXIII supports 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration

2019 Geoscience Workshop: Gearing up for MGB’s continuing geoscientific p...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau held the 2019 Geoscience Workshop on February 18-22, 2019 at the Xenia Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga.  Geologists from the MGB Central Office and the Regional Offices attended the said workshop in preparation for the agency’s continuing geoscientific programs. On the first day of the workshop, an opening ceremony and a safety briefing were conducted. Presentations from MGB Central Office then followed. Ms. Liza Socorro J. Manzano, Supervising Science Research Specialist, gave the Presentation on Geopark while Ms. Jocelyn C. Villanueva, Senior Science Research Specialist, presented Laboratory Matters. Discussions were held on the second day of the activity. Ms. Carleen Joy T. Gatdula, Senior Science Research Specialist, discussed the Geodatabase. The following parallel sessions then came after the said discussion: Geologic Quadrangle Mapping facilitated by Dr. Maybelline A. Zepeda, Supervising Geologist; Groundwater Resource Assessment facilitated by Mr. Aniano D. Torres, Supervising Science continue reading : 2019 Geoscience Workshop: Gearing up for MGB’s continuing geoscientific programs

MGB ROXIII supports 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII supported the various activities of the 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration. It took part in the 9th General Assembly, Opening of the Women’s Month Celebration and Press Conference spearheaded by the Regional Development Council – Regional Gender and Development Committee on March 1, 2019 at VCDU Prince Hotel and Grand Convention Center in Butuan City. Similarly, MGB RO No. XIII personnel attended the RGADC-led Women Summit during the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8, 2019 at Butuan Grand Palace Hotel in Butuan City. At the said summit, RGADC Caraga recognized and celebrated the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of outstanding women from various government agencies and sectors in the region. At the local level, MGB RO No. XIII participated in the “Panawagan sa Eleksyon sa Kababaihan” which is a forum on clean and honest election conducted by the Commission continue reading : MGB ROXIII supports 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration

2019 Geoscience Workshop: Gearing up for MGB’s continuing geoscientific p...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau held the 2019 Geoscience Workshop on February 18-22, 2019 at the Xenia Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga.  Geologists from the MGB Central Office and the Regional Offices attended the said workshop in preparation for the agency’s continuing geoscientific programs. On the first day of the workshop, an opening ceremony and a safety briefing were conducted. Presentations from MGB Central Office then followed. Ms. Liza Socorro J. Manzano, Supervising Science Research Specialist, gave the Presentation on Geopark while Ms. Jocelyn C. Villanueva, Senior Science Research Specialist, presented Laboratory Matters. Discussions were held on the second day of the activity. Ms. Carleen Joy T. Gatdula, Senior Science Research Specialist, discussed the Geodatabase. The following parallel sessions then came after the said discussion: Geologic Quadrangle Mapping facilitated by Dr. Maybelline A. Zepeda, Supervising Geologist; Groundwater Resource Assessment facilitated by Mr. Aniano D. Torres, Supervising Science continue reading : 2019 Geoscience Workshop: Gearing up for MGB’s continuing geoscientific programs

MGB ROXIII heightens mining awareness of Diocese of Surigao

To heighten the awareness of the religious sector on mining, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Awareness on Mineral Resources in the Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands for the Diocese of Surigao on April 10, 2019 at the Cathedral Parish Hall of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Surigao City. The activity aimed to enrich the knowledge of the religious sector on mineral resources in general and the mining industry in particular. It was attended by the clergy, nuns, seminarians and Social Action workers of the Diocese of Surigao. Mr. Romeo M. Dalodado, Geosciences Division Chief of MGB ROXIII, and select technical personnel gave substantial presentations on Geology and Mineralization of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands; Mining Policies and Tenement Updates; Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program; Employment and Taxes derived from Mining; and Social Development and Management Program. The positive impacts continue reading : MGB ROXIII heightens mining awareness of Diocese of Surigao

MGB ROXIII carries out 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Assessment and M...

            In line with the National Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment Program of the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau, a technical team from the Geosciences Division of MGB Regional Office No. XIII carried out the 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment in Malimono, Surigao del Norte from March 18 to 30, 2019.             This project is the next phase after the completion of the 1:250,000 scale, province-wide Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment in 2018. It aims to determine the groundwater availability in relation to the local geological setting; identify potential areas for future groundwater development and/or extraction; and identify factors that may affect the water quality of the existing water supply in the target area.             The said mapping activity includes field mapping such as reconnaissance geological survey and inventory of water sources (wells, springs and impounded creeks and rivers if they are used as main water sources in some continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries out 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Assessment and Mapping in Malimono, Surigao del Norte

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MGB ROXIII holds Orientation-Workshop on Reportorial Requirements and Compliance Monitoring

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII held an Orientation-Workshop on the Revised MGB Form No. 29-16 and Other Monitoring Reports Relative to Mineral Statistics and Economics and Regional Memorandum No. 2018-08 on January 30–31, 2019 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel in Surigao City. This is in line with the ongoing thrust of the government to effectively monitor the wealth accruing to the government and communities as a result of mining, particularly in the administration and disposition of mineral resources. The two-day activity was attended by 26 personnel from MGB RO No. XIII, together with 70 participants from 23 Caraga mining companies. The first day featured topics pertaining to Mineral Statistics and Economics such as Review on the Mineral Statistics and Economics-Related Reportorial Requirements; MGB Form No. 29-16 (Integrated Annual Report of Metallic, Non-Metallic, and Quarry Resources); Quarterly Monitoring Report of Investments and Employment of Metallic, Non-Metallic Minerals continue reading : MGB ROXIII holds Orientation-Workshop on Reportorial Requirements and Compliance Monitoring

MGB ROXIII conducts Workshop on the Fundamentals of Draft Survey

To supplement its continuing technical capability building and to strengthen the enforcement of standard shipment monitoring procedure under Regional Memorandum No. 2018-08 re: “Revised Procedural Guidelines in Shipment Verification / Monitoring of Minerals / Mineral Products and By-Products Including Tailings,”the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted a Workshop on the Fundamentals of Draft Survey on January 23-24, 2019 at the MGB ROXIII Training Center in Surigao City. Attended by 25 technical personnel, the two-day workshop featured topics, namely Governing Concepts and Principles; Practical Guide to Reading Draft Marks; and Calculations and Corrections, with written and board exercises in between to stimulate utmost learning and participation. A written examination was also given to the participants at the end of the workshop. Capt. Nestor A. Almero, Master Mariner and Dean of the College of Maritime of St. Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT), facilitated the workshop as the resource speaker. continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Workshop on the Fundamentals of Draft Survey

MGB holds 1st Quarter Management Conference

            The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) held its 1st Quarter Management Conference on January 8-11, 2019 at the Bayview Hotel in Manila.             The said conference was called for by the MGB Central Office to have in-depth reviews and discussions about the following: 2018 Year-end Assessment. The Central Office and Regional Offices each presented their physical and financial accomplishments for the calendar year in review. 2019 Action Planning. A break-out session per division was undertaken to discuss and address issues and concerns in the implementation of existing targets and activities; standardize new activities being programmed for the succeeding years; and evaluate potential adjustment of target and projects and programs to align with the changing priority thrusts and directives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) top management and new rules and regulations imposed by other National Agencies. Outputs were presented in the plenary session for resolution and continue reading : MGB holds 1st Quarter Management Conference

MGB holds 2018 Annual Technical Forum in Koronadal City

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) held the Annual Technical Forum on November 6-8, 2018 in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. With the theme “Mining and Geological Studies are Integral Elements of Socio-economic Development, Environmental Enhancement and Protection, Human Safety and Disaster Preparedness,” the forum was hosted by MGB Regional Office No. XII. Participants from MGB Regional Offices and MGB Central Office attended the forum which showcased and fostered the technical and intellectual capabilities of MGB employees in terms of research and development. The Board of Judges comprised Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jeremias Dolino; former MGB Director Mario Luis Jacinto; and the Assistant Dean of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) College of Engineering and Project Leader of PHIL-LiDAR 2, Ms. Ma.Teresa Ignacio. The MGB Regional Office No. XIII delegation was headed by OIC-Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble along with Engr. Brenice Ann M. continue reading : MGB holds 2018 Annual Technical Forum in Koronadal City

MGB RXIII accomplishes 2018 Geologic Quadrangle Mapping target

Geologic quadrangle mapping is one of the regular mandated functions of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau. It aims to produce updated reconnaissance geological maps of 1:50,000 scale. Each quadrangle map sheet covers a specific area of the Philippines which is about 48,600 hectares on the average. The index map showing the distribution of these quadrangle maps is maintained by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA). Under the quadrangle mapping activity, it is envisioned that the entire land area of the country will eventually have a geological map of 1:50,000 scale. The topographic map of each quadrangle sheet is printed and sold by NAMRIA. These topographic maps are used as base maps for the reconnaissance geological mapping. In Caraga Region, there are 54 quadrangle sheets covering the entire region; of these, only 20 quadrangle sheets have published/unpublished geology while the rest are still to be mapped. The CY 2018 continue reading : MGB RXIII accomplishes 2018 Geologic Quadrangle Mapping target

MGB RXIII bags third place in 12th Inter-agency/LGU Statistics Quiz

Untitled Document   The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII bagged the third place in the 12th Inter-Agency/LGU Statistics Quiz on October 30, 2018 at the Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center in Butuan City. The quiz highlighted the Closing Ceremony of the 29th National Statistics Month Celebration with the theme Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 647, the month of October every year was declared as the National Statistics Month. The said event was spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region XIII in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Butuan Branch, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region XIII, and Caraga Regional Statistics Committee. It was participated by representatives from various National Government Agencies, Local Government Units and academic institutions. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Social Welfare continue reading : MGB RXIII bags third place in 12th Inter-agency/LGU Statistics Quiz