MGB ROXIII deliberates on 2024 Annual Social Development and Management Program of Caraga minerals industry

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII has deliberated on the 2024 Annual Social Development and Management Program (ASDMP) of the Caraga minerals industry on January 9 to 31, 2024 at the MGB Regional Office No. XIII Training Center in Surigao City. After the deliberations, Regional Director Larry M. Heradez approved the ASDMP of the following mining companies, mineral processing plants and industrial sand and gravel companies and crushing plants: 4D Ventures and Development Incorporated AAMPHIL Natural Resources Exploration and Development Corporation – Parcel 1 ADFIL Corporation – Mabini Project ADFIL Corporation – Pianing Project Cagdianao Mining Corporation Carrascal Nickel Corporation Century Peak Corporation – Nickel Mining Project Century Peak Corporation – Parcel II Mining Project Comet Mining Exploration Corporation CTP Construction and Mining Corporation – Adlay Mining Project CTP Construction and Mining Corporation – Dahican Nickel Project East Coast Mineral Resources Company Incorporated – Phase 3 Equi-Parco continue reading : MGB ROXIII deliberates on 2024 Annual Social Development and Management Program of Caraga minerals industry

MGB ROXIII distributes Certificates of Approval for 2024 Safety and Health Program of Caraga minerals industry

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII distributed the  Certificates of Approval for 2024 Safety and Health Program of the Caraga minerals industry during the first regular meeting of the year of the Caraga Mine Safety and Health Council (CMSHC) on January 27, 2024 at the MGB Regional Office No. XIII Training Center in Surigao City. The Safety and Health Program was developed as a comprehensive plan to ensure that mine workers have a fair, secure, and humane working environment through the promotion of safety and health culture, enforcement of safety and health rules and regulations, participation in trainings and the development of human resources, and establishment of an efficient system of monitoring, inspection, and investigations to improve safety and health. The Certificates of Approval were distributed to the following mining companies, mineral processing plants and industrial sand and gravel companies and crushing plants:   Equi-Parco Construction Company continue reading : MGB ROXIII distributes Certificates of Approval for 2024 Safety and Health Program of Caraga minerals industry

2024 DENR-EMB-MGB Caraga Integrated IEC Action Plan: Strengthening communication strategies

In an effort to create a roadmap for the implementation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ information, education and communication (IEC) activities anchored to the thrusts and priority programs of Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga and to ensure that the strategies and interventions are effective and sustainable in order to achieve the behavioural change desired for Caraga Region, the DENR Regional Office No. XIII through its Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group conducted the Orientation cum Consultation on the Creation of DENR-EMB-MGB Caraga Integrated IEC Action Plan for CY 2024 on January 26, 2024 at the DENR Regional Learning Center in Barangay Ambago, Butuan City. The activity aimed to remove communication barriers identified within the respective field offices and provide recommendations/solutions to improve communication strategies and interventions.  It was attended by Information Officers, Youth Desk Officers and their alternates from DENR, Environmental Management Bureau, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, continue reading : 2024 DENR-EMB-MGB Caraga Integrated IEC Action Plan: Strengthening communication strategies

MGB ROXIII celebrates 125th Founding Anniversary of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau

In celebration of the 125th Founding Anniversary of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in cooperation with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Employees Association Region XIII Chapter, conducted a series of talks on November 30, 2023 at the MGB Regional Office No. XIII Training Center in Surigao City. In keeping with the theme of this year’s MGB Founding Anniversary which is 125 Years of Shaping Sustainable Futures: Upholding Prudent Management of Nation’s Mineral Resources, the activity aimed to remind MGB Regional Office No. XIII employees of their duty to preserve the public’s trust and confidence in government by demonstrating the highest standards of professional competence and seeking the advancement of the public good at all times while carrying out their regulatory duty as stewards of the country’s mineral resources.   The activity featured the following talks: Work-Life Balance: Spirituality in the WorkplaceMr. Guilbert continue reading : MGB ROXIII celebrates 125th Founding Anniversary of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau

MGB ROXIII supports Regional Roadshow and Consultation Workshop for National Innovation Agenda and Strategy Document 2023-2032

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII supported the third and final leg of the National Innovation Agenda and Strategy Document (NIASD) 2023-2032 Regional Innovation Roadshows and Consultation Workshops in Mindanao on November 28 to 29, 2023 at the Sotogrande Hotel in Davao City. The event was spearheaded by the National Economic and Development Authority-Innovation Staff as the National Innovation Council (NIC) Secretariat. Highlights of the event include the ceremonial handover of the NIASD 2023–2032 to the Regional Development Council XI, inspirational messages from the NIC executive members, and sharing of Innovation Success Stories from innovation champions in the regions. The event featured the following presentations: Reshaping the Future, Advancing FilipinnovationAsec. Sarah Lynne Daway-DucanesNEDA Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning Group Innovation Call to ActionDr. Gisela P. ConcepcionNIC Executive MemberScientific Community Bamboo King of the PhilippinesMr. Mark Sultan D. GersavaNIC Executive MemberMSME Reshaping the Future, Unlocking FilipinnovationMr. Earl continue reading : MGB ROXIII supports Regional Roadshow and Consultation Workshop for National Innovation Agenda and Strategy Document 2023-2032

69th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference: Spurring mining to greater heights of safety, innovation and sustainability

The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association, in cooperation with the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers, the minerals industry and other professional organizations, held the 69th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference with the theme MINING 4.0: Safer, Smarter and Sustainable on November 14 to 17, 2023 in Baguio City. The Opening Program and Mining Exhibit took place on November 14 at the CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center.  It was followed by the Community Relations Conference which featured various presentations on the far-reaching social development efforts of the minerals industry on November 15 at the same venue. The said conference was graced by no less than Ambassador MaryKay Loss Carlson, United States of America Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines.  Moreover, the Youth Congress was held at Hotel Henrico while sports events continue reading : 69th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference: Spurring mining to greater heights of safety, innovation and sustainability

MGB ROXIII conducts IEC Campaign on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment to four municipalities in Surigao del Norte

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) to four (4) municipalities in the Province of Surigao del Norte on October 24 to 27, 2023. The recipient municipalities of the four-day IEC-VRA campaign were Tubod, Placer, Malimono, and San Francisco.  The objective of the IEC-VRA campaign is to provide additional technical information on Risk Exposure to the Local Government Units (LGUs) for risk-sensitive land-use, development, and disaster risk reduction and management plans and programs. The said IEC-VRA campaigns were attended by the Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRM) Council of the LGUs headed by their respective Municipal Mayors who were represented during the activity by the MDRRM Officer and the Municipal Planning and Development Officer. The participants were welcomed by Mr. Noel G. Lumague, Officer-in-Charge of the Geosciences Division of MGB Regional Office continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts IEC Campaign on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment to four municipalities in Surigao del Norte

Caraga Metallic Mineral Sales for CY 2023: A Significant Contributor to Economic Development

The Caraga mining industry remains to be a significant contributor to the country’s economic development as well as in the foreign-exchange earnings through the mineral exports. As of 3rd quarter of the current calendar year, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII presents the partial and unreconciled Metallic Mineral Resources Data on Sales of the 18 Nickel mines, two (2) Gold with Silver mines, and one (1) processing plant. Table 1 – Metallic Mineral Resources Data on Sales of the operating/producing mines covering the period of January to September of CY 2023 Item No. Mineral Commodity No. of Shipments Actual Volume Gross Sales Value (in PhP) 01 Nickeliferous Ore 454 25,424,197.55 WMT 32,776,535,678.09 02 Gold Doré 20 1,569.65 kg 5,515,894,553.11 03 Silver Doré 14 683.36 kg 30,885,767.98 04 Nickel/Cobalt Mixed Sulfides 10 47,183.449 WMT 24,971,411,586.31 05 Scandium Oxalate 10 23,003.80 wkg 296,954,828.31 06 Chromite 2 54,229.20 WMT 847,781,051.87 continue reading : Caraga Metallic Mineral Sales for CY 2023: A Significant Contributor to Economic Development

MGB facilitates Training-Workshop and Capacity Building for Personnel Responsible for Statistical Data Generation and Analysis and Information Dissemination

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau facilitated the Training-Workshop and Capacity Building for MGB Personnel Responsible for Statistical Data Generation and Analysis and Information Dissemination on October 16 to 20, 2023 at Swiss-Belhotel Blulane in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Primarily aimed at capacitating Information Officers, Economists, Information Technology Specialists, System Network Administrators and Information Technology Focal Persons in the performance of their duties and responsibilities, the five-day training also aimed to keep them abreast of the current trends and cutting-edge tools in social media management and data visualization.  The training was packed with plenaries, workshops and breakout sessions.  It featured presentations on Description of Performance Indicators of Regional Offices by Mr. Ariel A. De Jesus, Development Management Officer III of Mineral Statistics Section and Proposed Standardization of Regional Websites, Creation of MGB Website Content Calendar, Social Media Management Tools, Creation of MGB Social Media Content Calendar and Data Visualization using Flourish and Canva continue reading : MGB facilitates Training-Workshop and Capacity Building for Personnel Responsible for Statistical Data Generation and Analysis and Information Dissemination

MGB conducts Strategic Planning of the MGB-GAD Focal Point System and Training-Workshop on the Finalization of 2024 GAD Plan and Budget

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted the Strategic Planning of the MGB-Gender and Development Focal Point System of Central and Regional Offices and Training-Workshop on the Finalization of 2024 GAD Plan and Budget on October 3 to 5, 2023 at Linden Suites in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The three-day training-workshop generally intended to enhance the capacities of MGB GAD Focal Point System, Program and Project Teams, and personnel in implementing gender-responsive programs, projects, and activities. At the end of the activity, the participants were expected to: identify concepts on Gender Analysis and GAD Plan and Budget and appreciate their importance in implementing gender-responsive programs and projects; develop, finalize, and present comprehensive program and/or project concept notes/documents that respond to the elements sought by the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines as official attachment to annual agency GAD Plan and Budget; and draft and finalize MGB GAD Plan and Budget 2024. Representatives continue reading : MGB conducts Strategic Planning of the MGB-GAD Focal Point System and Training-Workshop on the Finalization of 2024 GAD Plan and Budget