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MGB ROXIII takes part in DENR river conservation initiative

In keeping with the program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Recognizing Individuals and Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (RIVERS) for Life, which seeks to raise awareness on river protection and conservation, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office (RO) No. XIII took part in the Caraga Simultaneous River Clean-up along Kinabutan and Sabang Rivers on February 7, 2020. MGB Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble, together with 20 employees of MGB RO No. XIII, joined participants from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philippine National Police, 30th Infantry Battalion of Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard, Surigao State College of Technology, Northeastern Mindanao Colleges, Surigao Mountaineers Sodality, Inc. and local communities in the activity. As each agency and institution had a river assignment, MGB RO No. XIII was tasked to carry out the continue reading : MGB ROXIII takes part in DENR river conservation initiative

Active Directory Domain Services Training-Workshop: Carrying on with the MG...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted the Active Directory Domain Services Training-Workshop on January 29 to 31, 2020 at the MGB Central Office in Quezon City. As part of the continuing MGB Network Enhancement Project, the training-workshop was spearheaded by the Information Systems Group of the Planning, Policy and International Affairs Division (PPIAD). Personnel from the PPIAD; Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division (MEIPD); Mining Tenements Management Division (MTMD) and Lands Geological Survey Division (LGSD) of the MGB Central Office and IT Specialists from Regional Offices attended the activity. During the opening program, Ms. Mary Ann Villegas of the PPIAD welcomed the participants to the training-workshop and reminded them that the MGB envisions a fully automated and centralized information system by 2023 as it had already completed Phase I of the MGB Network Enhancement Project by deploying the infrastructure and network development. Servers, network equipment, software subscriptions and licenses relating continue reading : Active Directory Domain Services Training-Workshop: Carrying on with the MGB Network Enhancement Project

MGB ROXIII participates in Reorientation Workshop on Spatial Data Informati...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII participated in the Reorientation Workshop on Spatial Data Information and Analysis on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Priority Programs and Projects on January 9, 2020 at DENR Learning Center in Ambago, Butuan City. The reorientation workshop was conducted by the Planning Management Division of the DENR Regional Office No. XIII. Geographic Information System (GIS) Focal Persons of DENR Regional Office No. XIII, MGB Regional Office No. XIII, Environmental Management Bureau Regional Office No. XIII and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices and City Environment and Natural Resources Offices of Caraga Region took part in the workshop. The aforesaid activity was conducted in order to generate a spatial data information and analysis based on strategic location and area covered in a map with their CY 2019 priority programs and projects target. Further, there was a discussion on GIS Focal Regional continue reading : MGB ROXIII participates in Reorientation Workshop on Spatial Data Information and Analysis on DENR Priority Programs and Projects

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 participates in Reorientation Workshop on Spatial Data Informati...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII participated in the Reorientation Workshop on Spatial Data Information and Analysis on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Priority Programs and Projects on January 9, 2020 at DENR Learning Center in Ambago, Butuan City. The reorientation workshop was conducted by the Planning Management Division of the DENR Regional Office No. XIII. Geographic Information System (GIS) Focal Persons of DENR Regional Office No. XIII, MGB Regional Office No. XIII, Environmental Management Bureau Regional Office No. XIII and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices and City Environment and Natural Resources Offices of Caraga Region took part in the workshop. The aforesaid activity was conducted in order to generate a spatial data information and analysis based on strategic location and area covered in a map with their CY 2019 priority programs and projects target. Further, there was a discussion on GIS Focal Regional continue reading : MGB ROXIII participates in Reorientation Workshop on Spatial Data Information and Analysis on DENR Priority Programs and Projects

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 takes part in DENR river conservation initiative

In keeping with the program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Recognizing Individuals and Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (RIVERS) for Life, which seeks to raise awareness on river protection and conservation, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office (RO) No. XIII took part in the Caraga Simultaneous River Clean-up along Kinabutan and Sabang Rivers on February 7, 2020. MGB Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble, together with 20 employees of MGB RO No. XIII, joined participants from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philippine National Police, 30th Infantry Battalion of Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard, Surigao State College of Technology, Northeastern Mindanao Colleges, Surigao Mountaineers Sodality, Inc. and local communities in the activity. As each agency and institution had a river assignment, MGB RO No. XIII was tasked to carry out the continue reading : MGB ROXIII takes part in DENR river conservation initiative

Active Directory Domain Services Training-Workshop: Carrying on with the MG...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted the Active Directory Domain Services Training-Workshop on January 29 to 31, 2020 at the MGB Central Office in Quezon City. As part of the continuing MGB Network Enhancement Project, the training-workshop was spearheaded by the Information Systems Group of the Planning, Policy and International Affairs Division (PPIAD). Personnel from the PPIAD; Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division (MEIPD); Mining Tenements Management Division (MTMD) and Lands Geological Survey Division (LGSD) of the MGB Central Office and IT Specialists from Regional Offices attended the activity. During the opening program, Ms. Mary Ann Villegas of the PPIAD welcomed the participants to the training-workshop and reminded them that the MGB envisions a fully automated and centralized information system by 2023 as it had already completed Phase I of the MGB Network Enhancement Project by deploying the infrastructure and network development. Servers, network equipment, software subscriptions and licenses relating continue reading : Active Directory Domain Services Training-Workshop: Carrying on with the MGB Network Enhancement Project

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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 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