MGB RXIII conducts Training-Workshop on the Processing and Area Verification of Industrial/Commercial Sand and Gravel and Quarry Applications
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Training-Workshop on the Processing and Area Verification of Industrial/Commercial Sand and Gravel and Quarry Applications on March 30-31, 2017 at the MGB Training Center in Surigao City.
The Mineral Lands and Survey Section under the Mine Management Division organized the training-workshop. Twenty-one representatives from Caraga PENROs, CENROs and LGUs participated in the said activity. Regional Director Roger A. De Dios delivered the welcome address and presented the rationale of the training-workshop. He assured the audience that proper guidelines on the process/conduct of area verification will be met at the end of the activity.
The topics presented by the MGB RXIII personnel included the following: Area Verification Procedure by Engr. Ernesto C. Calzar; Safety and Environmental Regulations in I/CSAG & Quarry Operations by Engr. Francis Glenn N. Suante; Terms and Reporting Format by Engr. Carlos E. Cogolio, Jr.; and Legal Framework of Small-Scale Mining Operations and Quarry Resources by Engr. Noli N. Arreza. After the presentations, the participants asked questions and raised clarifications which were addressed by the resource speakers and the MGB RXIII Regional Director.
The actual ground verification was conducted on the second day of the activity in Brgy. Mat-i, Surigao City. It was led by Engr. Junrey D. Paronda. The participants had a hands-on experience in facilitating actual ground verification with the help of MGB personnel who shared their expertise in the field. Each province was asked to make a verification report which was presented after the field exposure. Engr. Paronda made some necessary modifications of the report in order to make it more standard based on how it is properly done which was noted by each team. The keen involvement of the participants led to the overall success of the activity.