DENR, EMB and MGB Caraga craft IEC Action Plan for CY 2023

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 IEC Action Plan for CY 2023 on January 27, 2023 at the Provincial Learning Center of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Agusan del Norte in Brgy. Tiniwisan, 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 continue reading : DENR, EMB and MGB Caraga craft IEC Action Plan for CY 2023

MGB ROXIII Children’s Party: Ushering in the New Year

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in cooperation with the MGB Employees Association Region XIII Chapter and the MGB-RXIII Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, held the Children’s Party on January 14, 2023 at the MGB Regional Office No. XIII Training Center in Surigao City. Attended by the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of MGB Regional Office No. XIII employees, the event started as an annual Children’s Christmas Party which has been a long-standing tradition of the Regional Bureau before the pandemic.  It has continued to be a venue where the children could build friendships, strengthen ties and experience camaraderie. The fun-filled event started with the Welcome Remarks of Regional Director Larry M. Heradez.  It was then followed by a variety of performances and parlor games in which the children delightfully took part.  Mascots also added good cheer to the event.  On the same note, the children put their good continue reading : MGB ROXIII Children’s Party: Ushering in the New Year

MGB, Minerals Industry take part in Public Relations and Crisis Management Training

In support of the National Unified Information, Education and Communication Program of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the Philippine minerals industry, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted the Public Relations and Crisis Management Training on December 19 to 21, 2022 at the Makati Palace Hotel in Makati City. Information Officers, Community Affairs Officers and key personnel of the Social Development Section from the MGB Central and Regional Offices, together with select participants from mining companies, took part in the said training which was organized by the Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division of MGB Central Office. The program started with the welcome remarks of the MGB Director, Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano.  It was then followed by the inspirational speech of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Executive Director, Atty. Ronald S. Recidoro who laid emphasis on the relevance of the training in the delivery of services and the continue reading : MGB, Minerals Industry take part in Public Relations and Crisis Management Training

MGB ROXIII, CMEMCI conduct MRFC and MMT Capacity Building Seminar-Workshop

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, in partnership with the Caraga Mine Environmental Management Council, Inc., conducted the Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC) and Multi-Partite Monitoring Team (MMT) Capacity Building Seminar-Workshop on December 1 to 2, 2022 at Parkway Hotel in Surigao City. Aimed at capacitating the MRFC and the MMT members for the conduct of monitoring on the implementation of the approved Annual Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program, the two-day seminar-workshop equipped the participants with the necessary knowledge that will guide them through the different aspects of their monitoring tasks.  The roles and areas of concern of every sector member that will be integrated into the revised MRFC/MMT Manual of Operations were discussed as well.  At the start of the activity, messages were delivered by MGB Caraga Regional Director, Engr. Larry M. Heradez, and DENR Caraga Regional Executive Director, For. Nonito M. Tamayo, represented by For. continue reading : MGB ROXIII, CMEMCI conduct MRFC and MMT Capacity Building Seminar-Workshop

MGB ROXIII conducts Gender Sensitivity Training

In keeping with the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, the Gender and Development Focal Point System of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII conducted the Gender Sensitivity Training on December 6, 2022 at the MGB Regional Office No. XIII Training Center in Surigao City. With the theme “UNiTEd for a VAW-free Philippines”, this year’s campaign underscores the powerful impact of combining individual efforts towards a collaborative and united thrust towards a VAW-free Philippines. It is an affirmation of the unceasing anti-VAW efforts in line with the Philippines’ 20th year of participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Attended by the MGB Regional Office No. XIII employees, the said training started with the Welcome Remarks of Regional Director Larry M. Heradez who emphasized that educating women, together with men, is indispensable because it enables them to play vital roles and participate in nation continue reading : MGB ROXIII conducts Gender Sensitivity Training

17th MGBEA Annual National Convention and 8th MGBEA National Congress: Fostering Employee Empowerment and Public Service Excellence

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted the 17th MGBEA Annual National Convention and 8th MGBEA National Congress on November 23 to 25, 2022 at the Swiss-Belhotel Blulane in Sta. Cruz, Manila. With the theme “Enhancing Employee Empowerment Towards Public Service Excellence,” the event was held in keeping with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Employees Association’s efforts to consolidate, strengthen and unite its officers and members.  It was spearheaded by the MGBEA National Chapter and participated by Officers of MGBEA National, Central and Regional Chapters. The event started with the statement of House Rules given by Ms. Gina Flor F. Resubal, Secretary General of MGBEA National.  It was then followed by the Welcome Remarks given by Engr. Danilo A. Fernandez, MGBEA National President for Luzon and MGBEA Region III Chapter President, and the Inspirational Message delivered by Engr. Juancho Pablo S. Calvez, Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Director and Chief continue reading : 17th MGBEA Annual National Convention and 8th MGBEA National Congress: Fostering Employee Empowerment and Public Service Excellence

MGB ROXIII carries on with its virtual IEC Campaign on VRA Project Results and Training-Workshop on Risk Exposure Analysis

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII carried on with its virtual Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on the Results of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) Project and Training-Workshop on Understanding Risk Exposure Maps for the Municipalities of Tubay and Santiago, Province of Agusan del Norte on November 3 to 4, 2022 via Zoom Platform.  In consideration of the significant decrease in COVID-19 cases for the past few months, the MGB Regional Office No. XIII personnel conducted a face-to-face pre-coordination meeting with the officials of the said Local Government Units (LGUs) on October 26, 2022. On the same note, the Office still follows strict protocols and even decided to conduct its IEC campaigns virtually via Zoom Platform in view of the prevalence of COVID-19. This shift to a virtual medium will allow the Office to fully realize the IEC objectives while ensuring the safety of both the continue reading : MGB ROXIII carries on with its virtual IEC Campaign on VRA Project Results and Training-Workshop on Risk Exposure Analysis

MGB conducts Training and Capability Building for Economists and Information Officers

           The Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted a Training and Capability Building for MGB Personnel Responsible for Statistical Data and Analysis and Information Dissemination on October 24 to 28, 2022 at the Swiss-Belhotel Blulane in Sta. Cruz, Metro Manila.            Carried out through a hybrid platform (combined face-to-face and virtual modes), the activity was spearheaded by the Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division (MEIPD) of the MGB Central Office and attended by Economists and Information Officers of MGB Central Office and Regional Offices.            On the first day of the training, Ms. Ruth Caro, a representative of Microsoft, Inc., gave a presentation on the software application, Microsoft Power BI and a demonstration of its use.  The said software application is one of the different Microsoft Power Platforms which provides for a data and analytics reporting tool that helps organizations bring together disparate data sets into reporting dashboards. In between the presentation and discussions, continue reading : MGB conducts Training and Capability Building for Economists and Information Officers

6th Caraga Mining Symposium and Safety Competition: An affirmation of resilience amidst uncertainties

The 6th Caraga Mining Symposium and Safety Competition was held on October 6 to 7, 2020. With the theme “Caraga Mining Industry:  Moving Forward Responsibly and Taking the Challenges”, the event was spearheaded by Chamber of Mines of Caraga Region, Inc. in partnership with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII, Caraga Mine Safety and Health Council, Community Relations, Education & Development Officers Organization Caraga, Inc., Caraga Mine Environmental Management Council, Inc. and Philippine Society of Mining Engineers-Caraga Chapter. Aimed at exhibiting the readiness of Caraga mining companies and contractors in responding to calamities and other emergency situations, the Safety Competition was organized by the Caraga Mine Safety and Health Council, in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Bureau of Fire Protection Caraga Regional Office and the Philippine Red Cross-Surigao Chapter, on October 6 at the Provincial Sports Complex.  It The safety competition aims to continue reading : 6th Caraga Mining Symposium and Safety Competition: An affirmation of resilience amidst uncertainties

MGB ROXIII receives recognition at the 2022 MGB Annual Technical Forum

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII received recognition at the 2022 MGB Annual Technical Forum held on September 28 to 30, 2022 at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu City. With the theme #MineResponsibility: Reinventing Geosciences and Minerals Industry towards Sustainable Development, the forum showcased and fostered the technical and intellectual capabilities of MGB employees in the field of research and development.  It is an avenue for mining practitioners and researchers to exchange learnings and innovations for the sustained advancement of mineral resources and geoscience development. The MGB Regional Office No. XIII delegation comprised Regional Director Larry M. Heradez; Mr. Noel G. Lumague, Supervising Geologist; Engr. John V. Caballero, Engineer II; Mr. Esperidion Y. Amper Jr., Science Research Specialist II and Engr. Queeniebeth L. Plaza, Monitoring Officer. After the remarkable presentation of 10 technical papers, 6 policy papers, 6 special papers and 8 posters, the forum continue reading : MGB ROXIII receives recognition at the 2022 MGB Annual Technical Forum