Caraga minerals industry gains distinctions

The annual Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA), Best Mining Forest Contest-Mining Forest Program (MFP), and Safest Mines Awards (SMA) continued to pursue their goals in recognizing the exemplary efforts and achievements of the minerals industry in the protection of environment and ecology. The said awards aim to encourage participation, intensify public awareness, and improve the quality of life of Filipinos.  Notwithstanding the challenges of the current pandemic, the Caraga minerals industry continues to thrive in fulfilling its commitments and achieving the awards. The PMIEA was re-established through Executive Order No. 374, s. 2004 in compliance with the policy that mineral exploration and operation shall be pro-environment and pro-people in sustaining wealth creation, improving quality of life, and managing mining activities in an environmentally responsible manner. The scope of the said recognition includes programs/projects/activities implemented for environmental protection and enhancement of mining areas; social development of the host and neighboring continue reading : Caraga minerals industry gains distinctions

MGB holds 2021 Geoscience Workshop

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau held the Annual Geoscience Workshop via Microsoft Teams Platform on February 15-19, 2021. The workshop was attended by all personnel from the Lands Geological Survey Division of MGB Central Office and all geologists from the 15 Regional Offices.  All geologists from the technical divisions of the MGB Regional Office No. XIII including the embedded personnel attended the workshop. The five-day workshop started with the usual opening program.  It was then followed by the plenary sessions.  The plenary sessions were moslty conducted for the reporting of the 2020 accomplishments of the different projects. The first to report was Mr. Aniano D. Torres for the Groundwater Resource and Vulnerability Assessment Program and followed by the Geological Quadrangle Mapping Program reported by Dr. Maybellyn A. Zepeda and the report for the Mineral Reservation Program by Mr. Raymundo I. Villones, Jr.  In the afternoon, the accomplishment reports for the continue reading : MGB holds 2021 Geoscience Workshop

JOGMEC Online Program for Mine Pollution Control: Strengthening cooperation between Japanese and Philippine mining sectors

In line with the Memorandum of Cooperation by and between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry through the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in 2019, the JOGMEC Online Program for Mine Pollution Control was conducted on February 5-22, 2021. The program was designed in such a way that it will kindle in the participants an interest in the importance of mine pollution prevention and increase their understanding of basic measures to control mine pollution especially in the field of mining. The contents target a wide audience, particularly DENR Offices concerned with mine pollution. In CY 2019, the DENR-MGB sent eight (8) personnel to Japan since that was the original plan on how the training will be carried out. However, overseas travel became difficult in CY 2020 due to the COVID-19 continue reading : JOGMEC Online Program for Mine Pollution Control: Strengthening cooperation between Japanese and Philippine mining sectors