2019 Geoscience Workshop: Gearing up for MGB’s continuing geoscientific programs

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau held the 2019 Geoscience Workshop on February 18-22, 2019 at the Xenia Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga.  Geologists from the MGB Central Office and the Regional Offices attended the said workshop in preparation for the agency’s continuing geoscientific programs. On the first day of the workshop, an opening ceremony and a safety briefing were conducted. Presentations from MGB Central Office then followed. Ms. Liza Socorro J. Manzano, Supervising Science Research Specialist, gave the Presentation on Geopark while Ms. Jocelyn C. Villanueva, Senior Science Research Specialist, presented Laboratory Matters. Discussions were held on the second day of the activity. Ms. Carleen Joy T. Gatdula, Senior Science Research Specialist, discussed the Geodatabase. The following parallel sessions then came after the said discussion: Geologic Quadrangle Mapping facilitated by Dr. Maybelline A. Zepeda, Supervising Geologist; Groundwater Resource Assessment facilitated by Mr. Aniano D. Torres, Supervising Science continue reading : 2019 Geoscience Workshop: Gearing up for MGB’s continuing geoscientific programs

MGB ROXIII holds Orientation-Workshop on Reportorial Requirements and Compliance Monitoring

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII held an Orientation-Workshop on the Revised MGB Form No. 29-16 and Other Monitoring Reports Relative to Mineral Statistics and Economics and Regional Memorandum No. 2018-08 on January 30–31, 2019 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel in Surigao City. This is in line with the ongoing thrust of the government to effectively monitor the wealth accruing to the government and communities as a result of mining, particularly in the administration and disposition of mineral resources. The two-day activity was attended by 26 personnel from MGB RO No. XIII, together with 70 participants from 23 Caraga mining companies. The first day featured topics pertaining to Mineral Statistics and Economics such as Review on the Mineral Statistics and Economics-Related Reportorial Requirements; MGB Form No. 29-16 (Integrated Annual Report of Metallic, Non-Metallic, and Quarry Resources); Quarterly Monitoring Report of Investments and Employment of Metallic, Non-Metallic Minerals continue reading : MGB ROXIII holds Orientation-Workshop on Reportorial Requirements and Compliance Monitoring

MGB ROXIII conducts Workshop on the Fundamentals of Draft Survey

To supplement its continuing technical capability building and to strengthen the enforcement of standard shipment monitoring procedure under Regional Memorandum No. 2018-08 re: “Revised Procedural Guidelines in Shipment Verification / Monitoring of Minerals / Mineral Products and By-Products Including Tailings,”the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted a Workshop on the Fundamentals of Draft Survey on January 23-24, 2019 at the MGB ROXIII Training Center in Surigao City. Attended by 25 technical personnel, the two-day workshop featured topics, namely Governing Concepts and Principles; Practical Guide to Reading Draft Marks; and Calculations and Corrections, with written and board exercises in between to stimulate utmost learning and participation. A written examination was also given to the participants at the end of the workshop. Capt. Nestor A. Almero, Master Mariner and Dean of the College of Maritime of St. Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT), facilitated the workshop as the resource speaker. continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Workshop on the Fundamentals of Draft Survey

MGB holds 1st Quarter Management Conference

            The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) held its 1st Quarter Management Conference on January 8-11, 2019 at the Bayview Hotel in Manila.             The said conference was called for by the MGB Central Office to have in-depth reviews and discussions about the following: 2018 Year-end Assessment. The Central Office and Regional Offices each presented their physical and financial accomplishments for the calendar year in review. 2019 Action Planning. A break-out session per division was undertaken to discuss and address issues and concerns in the implementation of existing targets and activities; standardize new activities being programmed for the succeeding years; and evaluate potential adjustment of target and projects and programs to align with the changing priority thrusts and directives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) top management and new rules and regulations imposed by other National Agencies. Outputs were presented in the plenary session for resolution and continue reading : MGB holds 1st Quarter Management Conference