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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

MGB holds 2018 Annual Technical Forum in Koronadal City

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) held the Annual Technical Forum on November 6-8, 2018 in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. With the theme “Mining and Geological Studies are Integral Elements of Socio-economic Development, Environmental Enhancement and Protection, Human Safety and Disaster Preparedness,” the forum was hosted by MGB Regional Office No. XII. Participants from MGB Regional Offices and MGB Central Office attended the forum which showcased and fostered the technical and intellectual capabilities of MGB employees in terms of research and development. The Board of Judges comprised Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jeremias Dolino; former MGB Director Mario Luis Jacinto; and the Assistant Dean of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) College of Engineering and Project Leader of PHIL-LiDAR 2, Ms. Ma.Teresa Ignacio. The MGB Regional Office No. XIII delegation was headed by OIC-Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble along with Engr. Brenice Ann M. continue reading : MGB holds 2018 Annual Technical Forum in Koronadal City

MGB RXIII accomplishes 2018 Geologic Quadrangle Mapping target

Geologic quadrangle mapping is one of the regular mandated functions of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau. It aims to produce updated reconnaissance geological maps of 1:50,000 scale. Each quadrangle map sheet covers a specific area of the Philippines which is about 48,600 hectares on the average. The index map showing the distribution of these quadrangle maps is maintained by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA). Under the quadrangle mapping activity, it is envisioned that the entire land area of the country will eventually have a geological map of 1:50,000 scale. The topographic map of each quadrangle sheet is printed and sold by NAMRIA. These topographic maps are used as base maps for the reconnaissance geological mapping. In Caraga Region, there are 54 quadrangle sheets covering the entire region; of these, only 20 quadrangle sheets have published/unpublished geology while the rest are still to be mapped. The CY 2018 continue reading : MGB RXIII accomplishes 2018 Geologic Quadrangle Mapping target

MGB RXIII bags third place in 12th Inter-agency/LGU Statistics Quiz

Untitled Document   The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII bagged the third place in the 12th Inter-Agency/LGU Statistics Quiz on October 30, 2018 at the Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center in Butuan City. The quiz highlighted the Closing Ceremony of the 29th National Statistics Month Celebration with the theme Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 647, the month of October every year was declared as the National Statistics Month. The said event was spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region XIII in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Butuan Branch, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region XIII, and Caraga Regional Statistics Committee. It was participated by representatives from various National Government Agencies, Local Government Units and academic institutions. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Social Welfare continue reading : MGB RXIII bags third place in 12th Inter-agency/LGU Statistics Quiz

MGB RXIII accomplishes 2018 Geologic Quadrangle Mapping target

Geologic quadrangle mapping is one of the regular mandated functions of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau. It aims to produce updated reconnaissance geological maps of 1:50,000 scale. Each quadrangle map sheet covers a specific area of the Philippines which is about 48,600 hectares on the average. The index map showing the distribution of these quadrangle maps is maintained by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA). Under the quadrangle mapping activity, it is envisioned that the entire land area of the country will eventually have a geological map of 1:50,000 scale. The topographic map of each quadrangle sheet is printed and sold by NAMRIA. These topographic maps are used as base maps for the reconnaissance geological mapping. In Caraga Region, there are 54 quadrangle sheets covering the entire region; of these, only 20 quadrangle sheets have published/unpublished geology while the rest are still to be mapped. The CY 2018 continue reading : MGB RXIII accomplishes 2018 Geologic Quadrangle Mapping target

MGB RXIII bags third place in 12th Inter-agency/LGU Statistics Quiz

Untitled Document   The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII bagged the third place in the 12th Inter-Agency/LGU Statistics Quiz on October 30, 2018 at the Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center in Butuan City. The quiz highlighted the Closing Ceremony of the 29th National Statistics Month Celebration with the theme Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 647, the month of October every year was declared as the National Statistics Month. The said event was spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region XIII in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Butuan Branch, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region XIII, and Caraga Regional Statistics Committee. It was participated by representatives from various National Government Agencies, Local Government Units and academic institutions. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Social Welfare continue reading : MGB RXIII bags third place in 12th Inter-agency/LGU Statistics Quiz

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

MGB holds 2018 Annual Technical Forum in Koronadal City

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) held the Annual Technical Forum on November 6-8, 2018 in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. With the theme “Mining and Geological Studies are Integral Elements of Socio-economic Development, Environmental Enhancement and Protection, Human Safety and Disaster Preparedness,” the forum was hosted by MGB Regional Office No. XII. Participants from MGB Regional Offices and MGB Central Office attended the forum which showcased and fostered the technical and intellectual capabilities of MGB employees in terms of research and development. The Board of Judges comprised Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jeremias Dolino; former MGB Director Mario Luis Jacinto; and the Assistant Dean of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) College of Engineering and Project Leader of PHIL-LiDAR 2, Ms. Ma.Teresa Ignacio. The MGB Regional Office No. XIII delegation was headed by OIC-Regional Director Glenn Marcelo C. Noble along with Engr. Brenice Ann M. continue reading : MGB holds 2018 Annual Technical Forum in Koronadal City

Updates

MGB conducts Training in the Deployment and Configuration of Active Directory Domain Services in the MGB Network Environment

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted the Training in the Deployment and Configuration of Active Directory Domain Services in the MGB Network Environment on October 15-20, 2018 at NTT DATA PH Training Center in Makati City. In line with the transparency initiatives of the Government, a Microsoft Certified learning course is to be completed by the MGB Information Technology Specialists. The five-day instructor-led Course 20742B: Identity with Windows Server 2016 taught IT professionals how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment; to implement Group Policy; to perform backup and restore; and to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory-related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course taught the participants how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).             The training was specifically designed for the MGB Information Systems Group continue reading : MGB conducts Training in the Deployment and Configuration of Active Directory Domain Services in the MGB Network Environment

MGB RXIII participates in Training on Managing ICT Services in Government ITIL Framework

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII participated in the Training on Managing Information Communication Technology (ICT) Services in Government Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Framework on September 26-28, 2018 at the DICT Building in Diliman, Quezon City. The training was conducted by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) Central Office.  It was participated by National Agencies, Local Government Units and stakeholders from the private sector. The following topics were discussed during the training: ICT Service Management and Competency; Performance View of ICT Services Management; ICT Service Management Life Cycle, Processes and Organization; ICT Services Strategy; ICT Services Design; ICT Services Development; ICT Services Support; ICT Services Information Security; ICT Service Desk Guide; and Technologies on ICT Service Management. The aforesaid topics were discussed by Mr. John J. Macasio.  These topics centered on how stakeholders manage ICT computer architecture services properly within the guidance of the continue reading : MGB RXIII participates in Training on Managing ICT Services in Government ITIL Framework

MGB RXIII, CREDO Caraga hold Press Conference

The Philippine Information Agency Caraga Regional Office and reporters from Surigao del Norte media outfits along with Resident Mine Managers, Community Relations Officers and a good number of personnel from Caraga mining companies took part in the activity. Regional Director Roger A. De Dios delivered the Welcome Remarks. In his message, he expressed that the industry is one with the nation in facing the sad scenarios of landslide incidents in Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu.  Dir. De Dios stated that the recent DENR and MGB issuances of Administrative Orders and Memorandum Circulars are crucial to the improvement of the minerals industry’s policies and guidelines. As a final point, he emphasized that the full cooperation of each and everyone in the minerals industry including the media is needed for the enforcement of these laws. Engr. Brenice Ann M. Gendeve-Castillo, Engineer IV/Chief of MGB RXIII Monitoring and Technical Services Section, presented continue reading : MGB RXIII, CREDO Caraga hold Press Conference

25th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits: A testimony to Filipino mining engineers’ vital role in socioeconomic progress

“I call on you, practicing mining professionals, to take an active role in ensuring that the mining industry will make a positive difference in the lives of people and development of communities.” This was the appeal made by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in his message during the 25th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits on September 6-8, 2018 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Lanang, Davao City. With the theme “Mineral Industry: Gateway to Environmental Enhancement, Poverty Reduction and Community Development,” the event served as a venue for Filipino mining engineers to discuss notable developments in the mining industry and present their significant contributions to the fields of environmental enhancement, poverty reduction and community service.  It was hosted by the Mindanao Association of Mining Engineers, a chapter of the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM). A considerable number of mining companies took part in the event where best mining practices continue reading : 25th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits: A testimony to Filipino mining engineers’ vital role in socioeconomic progress

Orientation Workshop on Guidelines for Compliance Monitoring and Rating/Scorecard of Mining Permits/Contracts
MGB RXIII holds Orientation Workshop on Guidelines for Compliance Monitoring and Rating/Scorecard of Mining Permits/Contracts

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII held a two-day Orientation Workshop on Memorandum Circular No. 2018-02 re: Guidelines for Compliance Monitoring and Rating/Scorecard of Mining Permits/Contracts on September 4-5, 2018 at Parkway Hotel in Surigao City. The activity was conducted to ensure that mining companies will have a clear understanding of the new procedures for monitoring of tenements, safety and health, environmental management, and social development (TSHES) compliance requirements using the revised monitoring checklist and accomplishing the scorecard to determine their level of compliance. It was participated by 135 officers and staff of 29 Caraga mining companies. MGB Caraga Regional Director Roger A. De Dios delivered the welcome remarks in which he gave the participants hints that these checklists and scorecards are more of a quantitative evaluation of the companies’ performances and are much easier to comply. Dir. De Dios emphasized that a 75% rating or higher continue reading : MGB RXIII holds Orientation Workshop on Guidelines for Compliance Monitoring and Rating/Scorecard of Mining Permits/Contracts

MGB RXIII takes part in Inception Workshop on the Integrated Approach in the Management of Major Biodiversity Corridors in the Philippines Project

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII took part in the Inception Workshop on the Integrated Approach in the Management of Major Biodiversity Corridors in the Philippines Project on August 23-24, 2018 at the Almont Inland Resort in Butuan City. The workshop was hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  It was participated by Technical Working Groups (TWGs), government agencies (Regions XI & XIII), non-government agencies and members of the academe within Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) clusters. The purpose of the inception workshop was to level off with the stakeholders and to solicit valuable inputs and recommendations regarding the finalization of the project concept and design. The proponent will also conduct technical and scientific studies based on actual and realistic situation through baseline analysis or spatial analysis of the proposed KBA clusters. On August 23, the Assistant Secretary of Biodiversity Management Bureau presented the Rationale of the continue reading : MGB RXIII takes part in Inception Workshop on the Integrated Approach in the Management of Major Biodiversity Corridors in the Philippines Project