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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in cooperation with the Red Cross Surigao del Norte Chapter, conducted a Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support Training on December 10-13, 2019 at Parkway Hotel in Surigao City. The training was spearheaded by the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division of MGB RO No. XIII and the Red Cross SDN Chapter. The training aimed to capacitate MGB RO No. XIII personnel with the knowledge and skills of administering First Aid and Basic Life Support. The Office particularly intends to be prepared in the event of unfavorable circumstances in the workplace and during fieldworks. Lectures on Emergency Action Principles, Cardiac Emergencies, Airway and Breathing Emergencies, Bleeding and Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Poisoning, Head and Spine Injuries and Environmental Injuries were comprehensively discussed by Mr. Luckylo Cabañes and Mses. Mai Luna and Mariella Cagabcab of the Red Cross SDN Chapter continue reading : MGB ROXIII, Red Cross SDN Chapter conduct Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support Training

MGB ROXIII holds GAD Summit

In keeping with the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW), the Gender and Development Focal Point System of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII held the GAD Summit on December 11, 2019 at Hotel Tavern in Surigao City. The theme of the said campaign is “VAW-free Community Starts with ME” for year 2016 to 2021. It supports the Philippine government’s goal to protect the rights of women and children and its commitments to address all forms of gender-based violence. Women employees from Caraga mining firms, together with MGB RO No. XIII employees, took part in the event. On behalf of OIC-Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble, MGB RO No. XIII Chief Geologist Romeo M. Dalodado delivered the Welcome Remarks, followed by the Rationale which was imparted in detail by Ms. Cecilia L. Consuegra, MGB RO No. XIII Laboratory Section Chief and GAD Focal Person. No continue reading : MGB ROXIII holds GAD Summit

MGB ROXIII presses on with its awareness campaign

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII pressed on with its awareness campaign in the Province of Agusan del Sur in line with the programs under its 2019 Communication Plan for Minerals Development. Four barangays were covered by the campaign on the following dates: Barangay Santa Cruz, Municipality of Rosario                     November 26 Barangay Consuelo, Municipality of Bunawan                    November 27 Barangay Wasi-an, Municipality of Rosario                         November 28 Barangay Bayugan 3, Municipality of Rosario                      November 29 The Awareness on Mineral Resources and Geosciences and IEC Campaign on Gender and Development aimed to intensify 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 continue reading : MGB ROXIII presses on with its awareness campaign

MGB ROXIII conducts Basic Life Support and Mass Casualty Incident Training

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in cooperation with Philsaga Mining Corporation (PMC), conducted a two-day Basic Life Support and Mass Incident Casualty Training on October 23 to 24, 2019 at Sarnimian Inland Resort in Rosario, Agusan del Sur. The training aimed to capacitate the small-scale miners in the enhancement of knowledge and skills in first aid administration and the development of quick instincts with regard to emergency response. This specifically aimed to equip the constituents with a responsive attitude should an on-site emergency arise. The training was held on the three approved small-scale mining contracts within the declared Minahang Bayan of Masabong Village Small-Scale Miners Association (MAVISSMA) in Barangay Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur. Seventy participants namely, small-scale miners, MAVISSMA Board of Directors, barangay and municipal local government unit personnel, PMC emergency response team, and MGB personnel participated in the training. The first part of continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Basic Life Support and Mass Casualty Incident Training

MGB ROXIII presses on with its awareness campaign

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII pressed on with its awareness campaign in the Province of Agusan del Sur in line with the programs under its 2019 Communication Plan for Minerals Development. Four barangays were covered by the campaign on the following dates: Barangay Santa Cruz, Municipality of Rosario                     November 26 Barangay Consuelo, Municipality of Bunawan                    November 27 Barangay Wasi-an, Municipality of Rosario                         November 28 Barangay Bayugan 3, Municipality of Rosario                      November 29 The Awareness on Mineral Resources and Geosciences and IEC Campaign on Gender and Development aimed to intensify 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 continue reading : MGB ROXIII presses on with its awareness campaign

MGB ROXIII conducts Basic Life Support and Mass Casualty Incident Training

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in cooperation with Philsaga Mining Corporation (PMC), conducted a two-day Basic Life Support and Mass Incident Casualty Training on October 23 to 24, 2019 at Sarnimian Inland Resort in Rosario, Agusan del Sur. The training aimed to capacitate the small-scale miners in the enhancement of knowledge and skills in first aid administration and the development of quick instincts with regard to emergency response. This specifically aimed to equip the constituents with a responsive attitude should an on-site emergency arise. The training was held on the three approved small-scale mining contracts within the declared Minahang Bayan of Masabong Village Small-Scale Miners Association (MAVISSMA) in Barangay Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur. Seventy participants namely, small-scale miners, MAVISSMA Board of Directors, barangay and municipal local government unit personnel, PMC emergency response team, and MGB personnel participated in the training. The first part of continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Basic Life Support and Mass Casualty Incident Training

MGB ROXIII, Red Cross SDN Chapter conduct Standard First Aid and Basic Lif...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in cooperation with the Red Cross Surigao del Norte Chapter, conducted a Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support Training on December 10-13, 2019 at Parkway Hotel in Surigao City. The training was spearheaded by the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division of MGB RO No. XIII and the Red Cross SDN Chapter. The training aimed to capacitate MGB RO No. XIII personnel with the knowledge and skills of administering First Aid and Basic Life Support. The Office particularly intends to be prepared in the event of unfavorable circumstances in the workplace and during fieldworks. Lectures on Emergency Action Principles, Cardiac Emergencies, Airway and Breathing Emergencies, Bleeding and Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Poisoning, Head and Spine Injuries and Environmental Injuries were comprehensively discussed by Mr. Luckylo Cabañes and Mses. Mai Luna and Mariella Cagabcab of the Red Cross SDN Chapter continue reading : MGB ROXIII, Red Cross SDN Chapter conduct Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support Training

MGB ROXIII holds GAD Summit

In keeping with the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW), the Gender and Development Focal Point System of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII held the GAD Summit on December 11, 2019 at Hotel Tavern in Surigao City. The theme of the said campaign is “VAW-free Community Starts with ME” for year 2016 to 2021. It supports the Philippine government’s goal to protect the rights of women and children and its commitments to address all forms of gender-based violence. Women employees from Caraga mining firms, together with MGB RO No. XIII employees, took part in the event. On behalf of OIC-Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble, MGB RO No. XIII Chief Geologist Romeo M. Dalodado delivered the Welcome Remarks, followed by the Rationale which was imparted in detail by Ms. Cecilia L. Consuegra, MGB RO No. XIII Laboratory Section Chief and GAD Focal Person. No continue reading : MGB ROXIII holds GAD Summit

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MGB ROXIII representatives bag awards at the 30th National Statistics Month Celebration

The representatives of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII bagged awards at the 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) Celebration of the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on October 9 and 11, 2019 in Butuan City. With the theme Data Innovation: Key to a Better Nation, the Opening Program of this year’s celebration was held on October 9, 2019 at the South Atrium of Robinsons Place. The program laid emphasis on the importance of the Census of Population and Housing in the Changing Data Landscape. Presentations on the basic concepts of the census of population and housing, the uses and importance of the census, and the results of the PopCen 2015 were given.  The highlights of the program included competitions on Best Display of Statistical Practices Using Infographics and Stats and Ladders. The Regional Statistics Committee members, together with the line agencies continue reading : MGB ROXIII representatives bag awards at the 30th National Statistics Month Celebration

MGB ROXIII, CMCRI, PSEM and Caraga minerals industry councils hold Press Conference

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in cooperation with the Chamber of Mines of Caraga Region, Inc. (CMCRI); Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) Caraga Chapter, Inc.; Community Relations, Education and Development Officers Organization (CREDO Caraga), Inc.; Caraga Mine Environmental Management Council (CMEMC) and Caraga Mine Safety and Health Council (CMSHC), held a Press Conference on September 26, 2019 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel in Surigao City. The Press Conference was one of the activities of the 5th Caraga Mining Symposium and Safety Competition with the theme Mining Industry: A Catalyst for Economically Sustainable and Environmentally Resilient Communities. The activity aimed to heighten public awareness of the significant contributions of Caraga minerals industry to the national socioeconomic, environmental and safety situations.  It also aimed to foster the participation of and dialogue between the media and mining stakeholders in achieving their common goals of responsible mining, ecological sustainability continue reading : MGB ROXIII, CMCRI, PSEM and Caraga minerals industry councils hold Press Conference

MGB ROXIII takes part in 26th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII took part in the 26th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits on September 5-7, 2019 at Malayan Colleges Mindanao in Davao City. With the theme “It takes a mine to build a road,” the event was spearheaded by the Mindanao Association of Mining Engineers, a chapter of the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM). A considerable number of mining companies and regulatory agencies actively participated in the event where best mining practices as well as innovative products and technologies were showcased. Seven mining engineers from the MGB RO No. XIII attended the event. The first day started with the opening of exhibits wherein mining companies exhibited their respective achievements, development initiatives, products and souvenirs. Apart from that, recreational activities were conducted in order to strengthen the camaraderie and sportsmanship among fellow engineers. The symposium proper ensued on the second day of the continue reading : MGB ROXIII takes part in 26th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits

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 Ground Penetrating Radar Survey

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 Assessment Project and Training-Workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps

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