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DENR Assistant Secretary Nonita Caguioa visits Surigao del Norte mines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary for Finance, Information Systems and Mining Concerns, Engr. Nonita S. Caguioa, visited Surigao del Norte mines on October 4 to 5, 2021. To get a glimpse of mining operations in the province, Asec. Caguioa, together with MGB Caraga OIC-Regional Director Larry M. Heradez and select personnel, visited Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) in Barangay Taganito, Municipality of Claver on October 4 and Greenstone Resources Corporation (GRC) in Barangay Cawilan, Municipality of Tubod on October 5. At TMC, Asec. Caguioa observed the best mining and environmental practices that the company has implemented and sustained. TMC Resident Mine Manager, Engr. Artemio E. Valeroso, and key personnel took Asec. Caguioa, OIC-RD Heradez and the MGB personnel on a tour of the Biodiversity and Central Nursery Area, Lantaw Garden View Deck, Botanical Garden, and Gulayan and Umahan sa Minahan.  The last stop in their itinerary was continue reading : DENR Assistant Secretary Nonita Caguioa visits Surigao del Norte mines

MGB holds Information and Communications Technology Strategic Planning Work...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau held a four-day Information and Communications Technology Strategic Planning Workshop for FY 2022-2025 on September 20-21 and 23-24, 2021 through the MGB Virtual Platform, Microsoft Teams. The workshop aimed to finalize the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Plan for FY 2022 and Proposed ICT Plan for FY 2023-2025.  Information Technology Personnel, Information and Communications Technology Focal Persons, Planning Officers, Budget Officers, Property Custodians, Heads of Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat, Document Controllers, Information Technology Specialists, and Computer Maintenance Technologists participated in the said workshop.  The opening part of the workshop was the presentation of the 2020 MGB ICT Accomplishments and Projects Update. The MGB Central Office and MGB Regional Offices took turns in updating the body of the important ICT projects that were deployed and implemented in their respective offices. As for MGB Regional Office No. XIII, the 2020 ICT accomplishments were presented by Mr. continue reading : MGB holds Information and Communications Technology Strategic Planning Workshop for FY 2022-2025

DENR Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda interfaces with MGB ROXIII

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – Mindanao and Legislative Affairs, Dr. Joan A. Lagunda, visited the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII in Surigao City on September 22, 2021. During her visit, Asec. Lagunda was accompanied by DENR Caraga Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, For. Maritess M. Ocampo and OIC-PENR Officer of Surigao del Norte, For. Alejandra B. Boiser. The Management and Staff headed by OIC-Regional Director Larry M. Heradez prepared a short program wherein the MGB Regional Office No. XIII and Caraga Minerals Industry Profiles were presented.  In her message, Asec. Lagunda stated the purpose of her visit.  “Since I oversee the regions here in Mindanao, my role is to motivate and inspire the personnel to do their jobs effectively and efficiently and at the same time monitor and evaluate the physical and financial accomplishments.  I came here to continue reading : DENR Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda interfaces with MGB ROXIII

MGB ROXIII attends inauguration and ceremonial turnover of Family Life and ...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII attended the inauguration and ceremonial turnover of the Family Life and Livelihood Training Center on September 21, 2021 in General Luna, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte. The facility underscores the importance of education, spirituality and values.  It aims to promote activities such as, but not limited to, the conduct of family development sessions, values formation, youth and child development activities, early childcare and nutrition programs, skills training and livelihood programs and social protection and social services. The realization of the said project was a collaborative effort of the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte, through the efforts of the former Governor and present Provincial Administrator Sol F. Matugas; the Diocese of Surigao that provided the area for the establishment of the facility by way of usufructuary rights; and the Surigao del Norte Mining and Mineral Processing Companies, namely Taganito HPAL Nickel continue reading : MGB ROXIII attends inauguration and ceremonial turnover of Family Life and Livelihood Training Center

DENR Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda interfaces with MGB ROXIII

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – Mindanao and Legislative Affairs, Dr. Joan A. Lagunda, visited the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII in Surigao City on September 22, 2021. During her visit, Asec. Lagunda was accompanied by DENR Caraga Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, For. Maritess M. Ocampo and OIC-PENR Officer of Surigao del Norte, For. Alejandra B. Boiser. The Management and Staff headed by OIC-Regional Director Larry M. Heradez prepared a short program wherein the MGB Regional Office No. XIII and Caraga Minerals Industry Profiles were presented.  In her message, Asec. Lagunda stated the purpose of her visit.  “Since I oversee the regions here in Mindanao, my role is to motivate and inspire the personnel to do their jobs effectively and efficiently and at the same time monitor and evaluate the physical and financial accomplishments.  I came here to continue reading : DENR Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda interfaces with MGB ROXIII

MGB ROXIII attends inauguration and ceremonial turnover of Family Life and ...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII attended the inauguration and ceremonial turnover of the Family Life and Livelihood Training Center on September 21, 2021 in General Luna, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte. The facility underscores the importance of education, spirituality and values.  It aims to promote activities such as, but not limited to, the conduct of family development sessions, values formation, youth and child development activities, early childcare and nutrition programs, skills training and livelihood programs and social protection and social services. The realization of the said project was a collaborative effort of the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte, through the efforts of the former Governor and present Provincial Administrator Sol F. Matugas; the Diocese of Surigao that provided the area for the establishment of the facility by way of usufructuary rights; and the Surigao del Norte Mining and Mineral Processing Companies, namely Taganito HPAL Nickel continue reading : MGB ROXIII attends inauguration and ceremonial turnover of Family Life and Livelihood Training Center

DENR Assistant Secretary Nonita Caguioa visits Surigao del Norte mines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary for Finance, Information Systems and Mining Concerns, Engr. Nonita S. Caguioa, visited Surigao del Norte mines on October 4 to 5, 2021. To get a glimpse of mining operations in the province, Asec. Caguioa, together with MGB Caraga OIC-Regional Director Larry M. Heradez and select personnel, visited Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) in Barangay Taganito, Municipality of Claver on October 4 and Greenstone Resources Corporation (GRC) in Barangay Cawilan, Municipality of Tubod on October 5. At TMC, Asec. Caguioa observed the best mining and environmental practices that the company has implemented and sustained. TMC Resident Mine Manager, Engr. Artemio E. Valeroso, and key personnel took Asec. Caguioa, OIC-RD Heradez and the MGB personnel on a tour of the Biodiversity and Central Nursery Area, Lantaw Garden View Deck, Botanical Garden, and Gulayan and Umahan sa Minahan.  The last stop in their itinerary was continue reading : DENR Assistant Secretary Nonita Caguioa visits Surigao del Norte mines

MGB holds Information and Communications Technology Strategic Planning Work...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau held a four-day Information and Communications Technology Strategic Planning Workshop for FY 2022-2025 on September 20-21 and 23-24, 2021 through the MGB Virtual Platform, Microsoft Teams. The workshop aimed to finalize the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Plan for FY 2022 and Proposed ICT Plan for FY 2023-2025.  Information Technology Personnel, Information and Communications Technology Focal Persons, Planning Officers, Budget Officers, Property Custodians, Heads of Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat, Document Controllers, Information Technology Specialists, and Computer Maintenance Technologists participated in the said workshop.  The opening part of the workshop was the presentation of the 2020 MGB ICT Accomplishments and Projects Update. The MGB Central Office and MGB Regional Offices took turns in updating the body of the important ICT projects that were deployed and implemented in their respective offices. As for MGB Regional Office No. XIII, the 2020 ICT accomplishments were presented by Mr. continue reading : MGB holds Information and Communications Technology Strategic Planning Workshop for FY 2022-2025

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Ceremonial Groundbreaking and Contract Signing for the Enhancement of the Caraga Regional Wildlife Rescue Center: Fostering wildlife preservation

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga Regional Office, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office No. XIII and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Municipality of Kitcharao, in partnership with the Caraga minerals industry through the Caraga Mine Environmental Management Council, Inc. (CMEMCI), took part in the Ceremonial Groundbreaking and Contract Signing for the Enhancement of the Caraga Regional Wildlife Rescue Center on September 2, 2021 at Lantawan Ecopark in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. The DENR Caraga Regional Office, MGB Regional Office No. XIII, LGU of Kitcharao and Caraga mining companies will be sharing the duties and responsibilities for the conservation and management of wildlife resources through rehabilitation and establishment of additional facilities of Caraga Regional Wildlife Rescue Center which will primarily care for orphaned, injured, or sick wild animals with the ultimate intention of releasing them into their natural habitat. With the guidance of DENR continue reading : Ceremonial Groundbreaking and Contract Signing for the Enhancement of the Caraga Regional Wildlife Rescue Center: Fostering wildlife preservation

MGB spearheads Virtual and Offsite SHES and Management Systems Audit of Caraga mining firms

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau spearheaded the Virtual and Offsite Safety and Health, Environmental and Social Development (SHES) and Management Systems Audit of Caraga mining firms on August 2 to 10, 2021 via Microsoft Teams. The SHES Audit Team of the MGB Central Office and the Mine Safety, Environment, and Social Development Division (MSESDD) of MGB Regional Office No. XIII took part in the said audit. The audit started with an entry meeting wherein the MGB Central Office MSESDD technical personnel headed by Engr. Marcial H. Mateo and the MGB Regional Office No. XIII personnel headed by Engr. Francis Glenn N. Suante were introduced.  It was then followed by the Opening Message imparted by OIC-Regional Director Larry M. Heradez. Conducted in a period of seven working days, the audit comprised the comprehensive assessment of three Caraga mining companies, namely Sinosteel Philippines H.Y. Mining Corporation, Adnama Mining Resources, Inc., and SR continue reading : MGB spearheads Virtual and Offsite SHES and Management Systems Audit of Caraga mining firms

MGB ROXIII plays a part in 24th Caraga Business Conference

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII played a part in the 24th Caraga Business Conference which was conducted by the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., in coordination with the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte and City Government of Surigao, via Zoom Platform on August 17 to 19, 2021. The theme of the conference is Business beyond COVID-19: The Path to the Next New Normal. It aims to compel the imminent restructuring of the global economic order and the need to determine the scale and complexity of action required at the state and business levels amidst a health crisis of immense proportion. On the first day of the event, August 17, the opening of the Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibit, in partnership with the City Agriculture and Provincial Agriculture Offices, was held.  The Virtual Business Matching, Chamber Management Forum and Presentation of Chamber Best Practices were continue reading : MGB ROXIII plays a part in 24th Caraga Business Conference

MGB ROXIII participates in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training Course

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII participated in a series of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training Course for the public and private sectors organized by the Office of the Civil Defense of Caraga Region. The said training program was conducted in six sessions by way of virtual teleconferencing sessions via Zoom Platform. In each of these occasions, a geologist from the Office acted as resource speaker to discuss the Rain-induced Landslide and Subsidence Hazard and provide an overview and timeline of the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program of the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau. The session dates, target participants and corresponding MGB Regional Office No. XIII resource speakers are as follows: June 8, 2021 Educators of Caraga Region(Batch 1) Liza P. Corotan June 15, 2021 Educators of Caraga Region(Batch 2) Ralph Angelo B. Plaza June 22, 2021 Health workers of Caraga Region(Batch 1) Liza P. Corotan continue reading : MGB ROXIII participates in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training Course

MGB ROXIII conducts Karst Subsidence Hazard Mapping and Assessment in Burgos, Surigao del Norte

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Karst Subsidence Hazard Mapping and Assessment on June 29 to July 17, 2021 in the Municipality of Burgos, Province of Surigao del Norte. The said project is one of the annual activities of MGB Regional Office No. XIII in support of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Program of the National Government. The primary objective of the assessment is to determine and locate sinkholes and caves on carbonate-rich lithologies by conducting ground validation and geological and geomorphological assessment in determining the subsidence susceptibility on built-up zones, residential areas, government infrastructures (schools and evacuation centers) and other priority areas identified by concerned Local Government Units (LGUs). The conduct of the karst subsidence hazard mapping is of great importance as ground subsidence due to sinkhole collapse poses a great threat to the community and infrastructures due to its extreme unpredictability. Conducted by continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Karst Subsidence Hazard Mapping and Assessment in Burgos, Surigao del Norte

MGB ROXIII accomplishes its Vulnerability and Risk Assessment targets for CY 2021

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII has accomplished its five (5) Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) targets for CY 2021. The said targets include the Municipalities of Libjo, Tubajon and Cagdianao in the Province of Dinagat Islands and the Municipalities of Sta. Monica and Burgos in the Province of Surigao del Norte. The VRA is a yearly activity of MGB Regional Office No. XIII which aims to develop rain-induced landslide and flood risk information by evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that could potentially harm exposed elements such as people, critical infrastructures and road networks. In addition, the updating of the municipality’s susceptibility to rain-induced landslide and flood is also incorporated in the conduct of VRA. A team of Geologists and Geologic Aides conducted the VRA which involved data gathering/fieldwork and geographic information system (GIS) processing and risk analysis. The fieldwork included geo-tagging of critical facilities (schools, evacuation continue reading : MGB ROXIII accomplishes its Vulnerability and Risk Assessment targets for CY 2021