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MGB ROXIII facilitates in-house training on basic drone operation

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII facilitated an in-house training on basic drone operation on August 27-28, 2019 in Surigao City. The training aimed to capacitate MGB RO No. XIII field technical personnel by equipping them with basic knowledge and skills in conducting and operating the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commonly known as drone, an acronym for Dynamic Remotely Operated Navigation Equipment.  Mr. Beda Louie O. Cagampang, Senior Geologist of the Geosciences Division, conducted the echo orientation and training for selected geologists, mining engineers and geodetic engineers of MGB RO No. XIII. The training consisted of two components ― a lecture series and a field demonstration on basic drone flight planning and operation. The lectures included an introduction to the use and applications of drone technology, safety guidelines for drone operation, the Basic Air Law of the Philippines, and acquisition of license in piloting UAV based on continue reading : MGB ROXIII facilitates in-house training on basic drone operation

MGB ROXIII conducts Karst Subsidence Hazard Susceptibility Assessment and ...

Karst subsidence and sinkhole collapse are some of the most dangerous hazards that can happen in an area underlain by carbonate lithology. The term karst describes a distinctive topography that indicates dissolution (also called chemical solution) of underlying soluble rocks by surface water or ground water. Although commonly associated with carbonate rocks (limestone and dolomite) other highly soluble rocks such as evaporites (gypsum and rock salt) can be sculpted into karst terrain (Alpha, T.R., et.al). The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Karst Subsidence Hazard Susceptibility Assessment and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey on June 16 to August 13 in the Municipality of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur as its sole target for 2019. A team of geologists and geologic aides from the Geosciences Division conducted the said assessment and survey. For the first two weeks, the team focused on sinkhole and cave opening inventory in the continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Karst Subsidence Hazard Susceptibility Assessment and Ground Penetrating Radar Survey

MGB ROXIII carries out IEC Campaign on Results of Vulnerability and Risk A...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII carried out its Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on the Results of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) Project and Training-Workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps on August 20, 2019 in San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands. The IEC Campaign aims to intensify awareness and provide additional technical input to the Local Government Unit (LGU) regarding Risk Exposure Analysis and its significance to its comprehensive land use and development disaster risk management planning. To date, the aforesaid IEC Campaign and Training-Workshop have been conducted in nine municipalities in the Provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Dinagat Islands. During the activity, MGB ROXIII geologists discussed the following topics: • Understanding Susceptibility Maps; • Introduction to Vulnerability and Risk Assessment; • Production of Exposure Maps; and • Understanding the Risk Exposure Maps. Below are the pre-identified groupings of participants for continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries out IEC Campaign on Results of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Project and Training-Workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps

MGB ROXIII carries on with its awareness campaign in Cabadbaran City

In keeping with the programs under its 2019 Communication Plan for Minerals Development, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII carried on with its awareness campaign on August 14 to 16, 2019 at Barangays Puting Bato, Del Pilar and Comagascas in the City of Cabadbaran, Province of Agusan del Norte. The Awareness on Mineral Resources and Geosciences and IEC Campaign on Gender and Development aimed to heighten the Sangguniang Barangays’ awareness of the regulatory functions of the MGB RO No. XIII and the socioeconomic contributions of the local minerals industry to the region.  The conduct of Awareness and Advocacy on Mineral Resources and Geosciences Development (MRGD) is one of the major programs of the MGB RO No. XIII. It is formulated to intensify Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign in Caraga Region. It is also aimed at strengthening ties and partnerships with various stakeholders particularly the barangay local continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries on with its awareness campaign in Cabadbaran City

MGB ROXIII carries out IEC Campaign on Results of Vulnerability and Risk A...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII carried out its Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on the Results of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) Project and Training-Workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps on August 20, 2019 in San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands. The IEC Campaign aims to intensify awareness and provide additional technical input to the Local Government Unit (LGU) regarding Risk Exposure Analysis and its significance to its comprehensive land use and development disaster risk management planning. To date, the aforesaid IEC Campaign and Training-Workshop have been conducted in nine municipalities in the Provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Dinagat Islands. During the activity, MGB ROXIII geologists discussed the following topics: • Understanding Susceptibility Maps; • Introduction to Vulnerability and Risk Assessment; • Production of Exposure Maps; and • Understanding the Risk Exposure Maps. Below are the pre-identified groupings of participants for continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries out IEC Campaign on Results of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Project and Training-Workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps

MGB ROXIII carries on with its awareness campaign in Cabadbaran City

In keeping with the programs under its 2019 Communication Plan for Minerals Development, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII carried on with its awareness campaign on August 14 to 16, 2019 at Barangays Puting Bato, Del Pilar and Comagascas in the City of Cabadbaran, Province of Agusan del Norte. The Awareness on Mineral Resources and Geosciences and IEC Campaign on Gender and Development aimed to heighten the Sangguniang Barangays’ awareness of the regulatory functions of the MGB RO No. XIII and the socioeconomic contributions of the local minerals industry to the region.  The conduct of Awareness and Advocacy on Mineral Resources and Geosciences Development (MRGD) is one of the major programs of the MGB RO No. XIII. It is formulated to intensify Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign in Caraga Region. It is also aimed at strengthening ties and partnerships with various stakeholders particularly the barangay local continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries on with its awareness campaign in Cabadbaran City

MGB ROXIII facilitates in-house training on basic drone operation

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII facilitated an in-house training on basic drone operation on August 27-28, 2019 in Surigao City. The training aimed to capacitate MGB RO No. XIII field technical personnel by equipping them with basic knowledge and skills in conducting and operating the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commonly known as drone, an acronym for Dynamic Remotely Operated Navigation Equipment.  Mr. Beda Louie O. Cagampang, Senior Geologist of the Geosciences Division, conducted the echo orientation and training for selected geologists, mining engineers and geodetic engineers of MGB RO No. XIII. The training consisted of two components ― a lecture series and a field demonstration on basic drone flight planning and operation. The lectures included an introduction to the use and applications of drone technology, safety guidelines for drone operation, the Basic Air Law of the Philippines, and acquisition of license in piloting UAV based on continue reading : MGB ROXIII facilitates in-house training on basic drone operation

MGB ROXIII conducts Karst Subsidence Hazard Susceptibility Assessment and ...

Karst subsidence and sinkhole collapse are some of the most dangerous hazards that can happen in an area underlain by carbonate lithology. The term karst describes a distinctive topography that indicates dissolution (also called chemical solution) of underlying soluble rocks by surface water or ground water. Although commonly associated with carbonate rocks (limestone and dolomite) other highly soluble rocks such as evaporites (gypsum and rock salt) can be sculpted into karst terrain (Alpha, T.R., et.al). The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Karst Subsidence Hazard Susceptibility Assessment and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey on June 16 to August 13 in the Municipality of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur as its sole target for 2019. A team of geologists and geologic aides from the Geosciences Division conducted the said assessment and survey. For the first two weeks, the team focused on sinkhole and cave opening inventory in the continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Karst Subsidence Hazard Susceptibility Assessment and Ground Penetrating Radar Survey

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MGB fosters quality laboratory performance

In its efforts to foster quality laboratory performance, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted the Training Course on Awareness of PNS ISO/IEC 17025 : 2015, Review of Basic Metrology, and Hands-on Training on Volume Calibration and Intermediate Check on August 5-9, 2019 at the MGB Central Office Multipurpose Building in Quezon City. With the theme “Enhancing Capabilities and Bridging Gaps Towards Effective Laboratory Performance,” the said trainings and review were spearheaded by the Petrochemistry Unit of Geological Laboratory Services Section under the Lands Geological Survey Division of MGB Central Office. Chemists, Senior Science Research Specialists, Geologists, Senior Environmental Management Specialists and Laboratory Technicians from the MGB Central Office and Regional Offices (Cordillera Administrative Region, RO No. IV-A, RO No. V, RO No. VII, RO No. XII and RO No. XIII) participated in the activities. With these intensive trainings and review, the participants gained a clear understanding of the philosophy and continue reading : MGB fosters quality laboratory performance

MGB ROXIII attends small-scale mining summit in Compostela Valley

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII attended the National Summit for the Presentation of the Proposed Amendment of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (RIRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 7076 and 1st National Assembly of the Philippine National Coalition for Small-scale Miners on July 29-31, 2019 at the Provincial Capitol in the Municipality of Nabunturan, Province of Compostela Valley. The theme of the summit is Responsableng Pagmimina… Kaunlaran ng Bayan. It was spearheaded by BAN Toxics and International Labor Organization in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mining Concerns. Asec. Nonita S. Caguioa, DENR Assistant Secretary for Mining Concerns, and Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, Acting Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, graced the summit. MGB Central Office technical personnel; Ban Toxics staff; International Labor Organization representatives; small-scale mining focal persons from all MGB Regional Offices; and continue reading : MGB ROXIII attends small-scale mining summit in Compostela Valley

MGB ROXIII conducts Workshop on the Evaluation of Work Programs for Non-metallic Resources

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Workshop on the Evaluation of Work Programs for Non-metallic Resources on July 3-4, 2019 at the MGB RO No. XIII Conference Room in Surigao City.  The workshop aimed to capacitate the technical personnel of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO)-Agusan del Sur and Butuan City in evaluating the Work Programs submitted by a Qualified Person as mandatory requirements for Quarry Permit application at the Provincial/City Mining Regulatory Board. Technical personnel from the MGB RO No. XIII, PENRO-Agusan del Sur and Butuan City participated in the workshop.  Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble delivered the Welcome Remarks.  Lectures were given by technical personnel from the Monitoring and Technical Services Section of MGB RO No. XIII. Engr. Brenice Ann M. Gendeve-Castillo gave a presentation on Mining Tenements Issued by Provincial Governor/City Mayor thru the Provincial/City Mining Regulatory Board.Following that,Engr. Crystal continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Workshop on the Evaluation of Work Programs for Non-metallic Resources

MGB ROXIII joins kickoff activities of National Disaster Resilience Month Celebration

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII joined the kickoff activities of the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM) Celebration on July 2, 2019. With the theme “Kahandaan sa Sakuna’t Peligro para sa Tunay na Pagbabago,” the NDRM was officially opened with a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Mass at Sto. Niño Shrine in Libertad, Butuan City. It was then followed by a motorcade from Butuan City to Magallanes, Agusan del Norte where the opening program, coastal cleanup and mangrove planting activities were all conducted. The event was spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC). Twelve personnel from MGB ROXIII, together with government employees, responders and other stakeholders, actively participated in the activities. The event aimed to promote the importance of disaster resilience especially on the four thematic areas of disaster, namely disaster prevention and mitigation, disaster preparedness, disaster response, and continue reading : MGB ROXIII joins kickoff activities of National Disaster Resilience Month Celebration

MGB ROXIII takes part in milestone ceremonies at Gigaquit National School of Home Industries

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII took part in milestone ceremonies at the Gigaquit National School of Home Industries on June 26, 2019 in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte. The Turnover of School Projects and Launching of Alternative Learning System-Education and Skills Training (ALS-EST) Training Facility and Bread and Pastry Production National Certificate II (BPP NC II) Assessment Center highlighted the event.  Mr. Jose Gil L. Escabal, GNSHI Principal, was joined by Dr. Fidela M. Rosas, OIC-Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Education Caraga Regional Office; Ms. Julieta P. Erazo, ALS-EST Regional Focal Person; and Mr. Eduardo A. Neuda, Gigaquit Municipal Councilor in the ceremonies.  On the same note, the turnover of various unserviceable instructional and office equipment as well as two vehicles donated by the MGB Regional Office No. XIII ensued.  Engr. Carlos A. Cogolio, Jr., OIC-Chief of Mine Management Division, represented MGB OIC-Regional Director Glenn continue reading : MGB ROXIII takes part in milestone ceremonies at Gigaquit National School of Home Industries

MGB conducts Workshop on the Preparation of Information Systems Strategic Plan 2021-2023

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted a Workshop on the Preparation of Information Systems Strategic Plan 2021-2023 on June 17-21, 2019 at Widus Hotel in Clark, Pampanga. ICT Focal Persons, IT Specialists and Planning Officers from the Central Office and the Regional Offices participated in the said workshop which envisions a fully automated Mines and Geosciences Bureau by the end of year 2023. The Assistant Director, Atty. Danilo U. Uykieng, welcomed the participants and formally opened the workshop. He underlined the importance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and its positive impacts on daily work at MGB. He shared the MGB management’s vision of fully automated and centralized systems. He also shared that the first steps of this vision had already been laid out through the installation of the MGB Network and hiring of IT Specialists for its maintenance in the past years. Further, he asked the participants to know continue reading : MGB conducts Workshop on the Preparation of Information Systems Strategic Plan 2021-2023