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MGB ROXIII conducts reconnaissance Geologic Mapping and Assessment of Buena...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted a reconnaissance or semi-detailed Geologic Quadrangle Mapping and Assessment of Buenavista and Bayugan River Quadrangles from June 10-25, 2019 in the Municipality of Carmen, Agusan del Norte and Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur. Carried out by a team of four geologists and two support personnel, the activity aimed to generate geo-scientific data and produce 1:50,000 scale map that can provide useful baseline information for mineral, energy and water resources development, engineering and land use planning, disaster risk reduction and environmental applications. The Municipality of Carmen was the last area out of the four municipalities surveyed by the team in Buenavista Quadrangle. The first three municipalities/cities previously assessed were Nasipit, Buenavista and Butuan City in the Province of Agusan del Norte last May 2019. The team traversed the rivers and road cuts with exposed outcrops to identify the types of lithologies continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts reconnaissance Geologic Mapping and Assessment of Buenavista and Bayugan River Quadrangles

MGB ROXIII receives accolade at 53rd Founding Anniversary of Bureau of Cus...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII received an accolade during the celebration of the 53rd Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Customs-Port of Surigao on June 18, 2019 in Surigao City. With the theme One Mission, One Team, One BOC, the historic event  was graced by Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero who attended as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.   The local community and the stakeholders of the agency that have helped it grow in the best interest of public service took part in the event. At the commemoration program, the Top 5 Stakeholders (Import/Export) and Partners in Public Service were awarded the Plaques of Recognition.  MGB ROXIII received an accolade for being one of the Bureau of Custom’s partner-government agencies that have helped in the attainment of its mandate to collect lawful revenues, maintain border security and facilitate trade within the Collection District No. IX, continue reading : MGB ROXIII receives accolade at 53rd Founding Anniversary of Bureau of Customs-Port of Surigao

MGB ROXIII chemists take part in 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress

Chemists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII took part in the 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress on May 28-30, 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Lahug, Cebu City. With the theme “CHEMbisyon 2019: Kimiko para sa Sariling Bayan,” this year’s congress reflects the collective aspiration of Filipino chemists to be given job opportunities in the country, be it in the academe, industry or any related field. It emphasizes the essential role of chemistry and chemical practitioners in nation building as it calls different sectors to bond together and develop viable solutions to challenges they are facing as a nation. Almost 2,000 delegates from 13 countries, namely Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, USA and Philippines, participated in the congress that featured prominent national and international experts who delivered 10 plenary lectures, 14 keynote lectures, 110 oral presentations and 188 continue reading : MGB ROXIII chemists take part in 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress

MBG ROXIII supports initiative to compile and estimate Caraga Asset Accoun...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII supported the initiative on the compilation and estimation of mineral accounts in Caraga Region which is spearheaded by the Phillipine Statistics Authority-Regional Statistical Services Office XIII (PSA RSSO XIII). The Convening/Organization of the Steering Committee and Creation of Technical Working Group (TWG) for Caraga Asset Account for Mineral Resources was held on May 16, 2019 at the PSA RSSO XIII Training Room in Butuan City. It was attended by representatives from different Regional Line Agencies involved in the study of mineral accounts. The meeting aimed to achieve the following objectives: organize the Steering Committee; create the Technical Working Group (TWG); determine the permanent members of the TWG; and finalize the Terms of Reference of the Steering Committee and the TWG. The primary purpose of the said meeting was to create the Steering Committee and the TWG. The Steering Committee must be continue reading : MBG ROXIII supports initiative to compile and estimate Caraga Asset Account for Mineral Resources

MGB ROXIII chemists take part in 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress

Chemists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII took part in the 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress on May 28-30, 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Lahug, Cebu City. With the theme “CHEMbisyon 2019: Kimiko para sa Sariling Bayan,” this year’s congress reflects the collective aspiration of Filipino chemists to be given job opportunities in the country, be it in the academe, industry or any related field. It emphasizes the essential role of chemistry and chemical practitioners in nation building as it calls different sectors to bond together and develop viable solutions to challenges they are facing as a nation. Almost 2,000 delegates from 13 countries, namely Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, USA and Philippines, participated in the congress that featured prominent national and international experts who delivered 10 plenary lectures, 14 keynote lectures, 110 oral presentations and 188 continue reading : MGB ROXIII chemists take part in 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress

MBG ROXIII supports initiative to compile and estimate Caraga Asset Accoun...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII supported the initiative on the compilation and estimation of mineral accounts in Caraga Region which is spearheaded by the Phillipine Statistics Authority-Regional Statistical Services Office XIII (PSA RSSO XIII). The Convening/Organization of the Steering Committee and Creation of Technical Working Group (TWG) for Caraga Asset Account for Mineral Resources was held on May 16, 2019 at the PSA RSSO XIII Training Room in Butuan City. It was attended by representatives from different Regional Line Agencies involved in the study of mineral accounts. The meeting aimed to achieve the following objectives: organize the Steering Committee; create the Technical Working Group (TWG); determine the permanent members of the TWG; and finalize the Terms of Reference of the Steering Committee and the TWG. The primary purpose of the said meeting was to create the Steering Committee and the TWG. The Steering Committee must be continue reading : MBG ROXIII supports initiative to compile and estimate Caraga Asset Account for Mineral Resources

MGB ROXIII conducts reconnaissance Geologic Mapping and Assessment of Buena...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted a reconnaissance or semi-detailed Geologic Quadrangle Mapping and Assessment of Buenavista and Bayugan River Quadrangles from June 10-25, 2019 in the Municipality of Carmen, Agusan del Norte and Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur. Carried out by a team of four geologists and two support personnel, the activity aimed to generate geo-scientific data and produce 1:50,000 scale map that can provide useful baseline information for mineral, energy and water resources development, engineering and land use planning, disaster risk reduction and environmental applications. The Municipality of Carmen was the last area out of the four municipalities surveyed by the team in Buenavista Quadrangle. The first three municipalities/cities previously assessed were Nasipit, Buenavista and Butuan City in the Province of Agusan del Norte last May 2019. The team traversed the rivers and road cuts with exposed outcrops to identify the types of lithologies continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts reconnaissance Geologic Mapping and Assessment of Buenavista and Bayugan River Quadrangles

MGB ROXIII receives accolade at 53rd Founding Anniversary of Bureau of Cus...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII received an accolade during the celebration of the 53rd Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Customs-Port of Surigao on June 18, 2019 in Surigao City. With the theme One Mission, One Team, One BOC, the historic event  was graced by Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero who attended as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.   The local community and the stakeholders of the agency that have helped it grow in the best interest of public service took part in the event. At the commemoration program, the Top 5 Stakeholders (Import/Export) and Partners in Public Service were awarded the Plaques of Recognition.  MGB ROXIII received an accolade for being one of the Bureau of Custom’s partner-government agencies that have helped in the attainment of its mandate to collect lawful revenues, maintain border security and facilitate trade within the Collection District No. IX, continue reading : MGB ROXIII receives accolade at 53rd Founding Anniversary of Bureau of Customs-Port of Surigao

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MGB ROXIII continues to raise awareness on Mineral Resources, Geosciences and Gender and Development

In keeping with the programs under its 2019 Communication Plan for Minerals Development, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII continued to raise awareness on its regulatory functions and the socioeconomic contributions of the minerals industry. The Awareness on Mineral Resources and Geosciences and IEC Campaign on Gender and Development were conducted on May 8 to 10, 2019 at Barangays Mahayahay, Don Ruben and San Juan in the Municipality of San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands. The Officials and Staff of the aforementioned barangays participated in the activity. Identified representatives from the academe, religious sector and civil society organizations were also invited to take part in it. 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 Communication (IEC) campaign in Caraga Region. It is continue reading : MGB ROXIII continues to raise awareness on Mineral Resources, Geosciences and Gender and Development

16th MGBEA National Convention and 7th MGBEA National Congress: Advocating Employee Empowerment and Public Service Excellence

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau held the 16th MGBEA National Convention and 7th MGBEA National Congress on April 22 to 25, 2019 at the Microtel by Wyndham in UP-Ayala Land Technohub, Diliman, Quezon City. With the theme Enhancing Employee Empowerment Towards Public Service Excellence, the event was conducted in keeping with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Employees Association’s efforts to consolidate, strengthen and unite its officers and members pursuant to Article VII, Section 5 of the 2017 MGBEA-MGB Collective Negotiation Agreement on the subject of Employees Welfare and Professional Development.  The Officers of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Employees Association from the National, Central and Regional Chapters took part in the event. On the first day of the event, Ms. Gina Flor F. Resubal, Secretary General of MGBEA National, gave the House Rules and the Overview of the Workshop. In the afternoon, Dr. Maybellyn A. Zepeda delivered the Welcome Remarks continue reading : 16th MGBEA National Convention and 7th MGBEA National Congress: Advocating Employee Empowerment and Public Service Excellence

MGB ROXIII plays a part in DENR’s R.I.V.E.R.S. for Life Search Program

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII played a part in the document evaluation and field validation of identified river systems as entries for the 2018 Search for Recognizing Individuals/Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (R.I.V.E.R.S.) for Life Award launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The DENR Caraga Regional Executive Director, Atty. Felix S. Alicer, issued a Special Order creating the Regional Committee on the R.I.V.E.R.S. for Life Search Program which comprised representatives from DENR Caraga Regional Office and its Line Bureaus. Ms. Christie A. Apale, Senior Science Research Specialist, represented MGB ROXIII in the said committee.   The primary objective of the award is to raise awareness on the need to protect and conserve the country’s rivers as the lifeblood of Earth and human civilization. It recognizes the concerted efforts of various stakeholders, specifically the Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) and Provincial continue reading : MGB ROXIII plays a part in DENR’s R.I.V.E.R.S. for Life Search Program

MGB ROXIII heightens mining awareness of Diocese of Surigao

To heighten the awareness of the religious sector on mining, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Awareness on Mineral Resources in the Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands for the Diocese of Surigao on April 10, 2019 at the Cathedral Parish Hall of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Surigao City. The activity aimed to enrich the knowledge of the religious sector on mineral resources in general and the mining industry in particular. It was attended by the clergy, nuns, seminarians and Social Action workers of the Diocese of Surigao. Mr. Romeo M. Dalodado, Geosciences Division Chief of MGB ROXIII, and select technical personnel gave substantial presentations on Geology and Mineralization of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands; Mining Policies and Tenement Updates; Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program; Employment and Taxes derived from Mining; and Social Development and Management Program. The positive impacts continue reading : MGB ROXIII heightens mining awareness of Diocese of Surigao

MGB ROXIII carries out 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Assessment and Mapping in Malimono, Surigao del Norte

            In line with the National Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment Program of the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau, a technical team from the Geosciences Division of MGB Regional Office No. XIII carried out the 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment in Malimono, Surigao del Norte from March 18 to 30, 2019.             This project is the next phase after the completion of the 1:250,000 scale, province-wide Groundwater Resource Mapping and Assessment in 2018. It aims to determine the groundwater availability in relation to the local geological setting; identify potential areas for future groundwater development and/or extraction; and identify factors that may affect the water quality of the existing water supply in the target area.             The said mapping activity includes field mapping such as reconnaissance geological survey and inventory of water sources (wells, springs and impounded creeks and rivers if they are used as main water sources in some continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries out 1:50,000 scale Groundwater Resource Assessment and Mapping in Malimono, Surigao del Norte

MGB ROXIII supports 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII supported the various activities of the 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration. It took part in the 9th General Assembly, Opening of the Women’s Month Celebration and Press Conference spearheaded by the Regional Development Council – Regional Gender and Development Committee on March 1, 2019 at VCDU Prince Hotel and Grand Convention Center in Butuan City. Similarly, MGB RO No. XIII personnel attended the RGADC-led Women Summit during the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8, 2019 at Butuan Grand Palace Hotel in Butuan City. At the said summit, RGADC Caraga recognized and celebrated the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of outstanding women from various government agencies and sectors in the region. At the local level, MGB RO No. XIII participated in the “Panawagan sa Eleksyon sa Kababaihan” which is a forum on clean and honest election conducted by the Commission continue reading : MGB ROXIII supports 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration