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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-me...

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 C...

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 o...

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 ROXIII joins kickoff activities of National Disaster Resilience Month C...

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 o...

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 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-me...

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

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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

MGB ROXIII conducts reconnaissance Geologic Mapping and Assessment of Buenavista and Bayugan River Quadrangles

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted a reconnaissance or semi-detailed Geologic Quadrangle Mapping and Assessment of Buenavista and Bayugan River Quadrangles from June 10-25, 2019 in the Municipality of Carmen, Agusan del Norte and Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur. Carried out by a team of four geologists and two support personnel, the activity aimed to generate geo-scientific data and produce 1:50,000 scale map that can provide useful baseline information for mineral, energy and water resources development, engineering and land use planning, disaster risk reduction and environmental applications. The Municipality of Carmen was the last area out of the four municipalities surveyed by the team in Buenavista Quadrangle. The first three municipalities/cities previously assessed were Nasipit, Buenavista and Butuan City in the Province of Agusan del Norte last May 2019. The team traversed the rivers and road cuts with exposed outcrops to identify the types of lithologies continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts reconnaissance Geologic Mapping and Assessment of Buenavista and Bayugan River Quadrangles

MGB ROXIII receives accolade at 53rd Founding Anniversary of Bureau of Customs-Port of Surigao

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII received an accolade during the celebration of the 53rd Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Customs-Port of Surigao on June 18, 2019 in Surigao City. With the theme One Mission, One Team, One BOC, the historic event  was graced by Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero who attended as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.   The local community and the stakeholders of the agency that have helped it grow in the best interest of public service took part in the event. At the commemoration program, the Top 5 Stakeholders (Import/Export) and Partners in Public Service were awarded the Plaques of Recognition.  MGB ROXIII received an accolade for being one of the Bureau of Custom’s partner-government agencies that have helped in the attainment of its mandate to collect lawful revenues, maintain border security and facilitate trade within the Collection District No. IX, continue reading : MGB ROXIII receives accolade at 53rd Founding Anniversary of Bureau of Customs-Port of Surigao

MGB ROXIII chemists take part in 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress

Chemists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII took part in the 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress on May 28-30, 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Lahug, Cebu City. With the theme “CHEMbisyon 2019: Kimiko para sa Sariling Bayan,” this year’s congress reflects the collective aspiration of Filipino chemists to be given job opportunities in the country, be it in the academe, industry or any related field. It emphasizes the essential role of chemistry and chemical practitioners in nation building as it calls different sectors to bond together and develop viable solutions to challenges they are facing as a nation. Almost 2,000 delegates from 13 countries, namely Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, USA and Philippines, participated in the congress that featured prominent national and international experts who delivered 10 plenary lectures, 14 keynote lectures, 110 oral presentations and 188 continue reading : MGB ROXIII chemists take part in 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress

MBG ROXIII supports initiative to compile and estimate Caraga Asset Account for Mineral Resources

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII supported the initiative on the compilation and estimation of mineral accounts in Caraga Region which is spearheaded by the Phillipine Statistics Authority-Regional Statistical Services Office XIII (PSA RSSO XIII). The Convening/Organization of the Steering Committee and Creation of Technical Working Group (TWG) for Caraga Asset Account for Mineral Resources was held on May 16, 2019 at the PSA RSSO XIII Training Room in Butuan City. It was attended by representatives from different Regional Line Agencies involved in the study of mineral accounts. The meeting aimed to achieve the following objectives: organize the Steering Committee; create the Technical Working Group (TWG); determine the permanent members of the TWG; and finalize the Terms of Reference of the Steering Committee and the TWG. The primary purpose of the said meeting was to create the Steering Committee and the TWG. The Steering Committee must be continue reading : MBG ROXIII supports initiative to compile and estimate Caraga Asset Account for Mineral Resources

MGB ROXIII continues to raise awareness on Mineral Resources, Geosciences and Gender and Development

In keeping with the programs under its 2019 Communication Plan for Minerals Development, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII continued to raise awareness on its regulatory functions and the socioeconomic contributions of the minerals industry. The Awareness on Mineral Resources and Geosciences and IEC Campaign on Gender and Development were conducted on May 8 to 10, 2019 at Barangays Mahayahay, Don Ruben and San Juan in the Municipality of San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands. The Officials and Staff of the aforementioned barangays participated in the activity. Identified representatives from the academe, religious sector and civil society organizations were also invited to take part in it. 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 continue reading : MGB ROXIII continues to raise awareness on Mineral Resources, Geosciences and Gender and Development