The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office No. XIII and the Community Relations, Education and Development Officers Organization-Caraga, Inc. (CREDO-Caraga, Inc.), in partnership with the Caraga minerals industry, have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the co-management and turnover of the Caraga Mining and Geosciences Library on November 19, 2021 at the MGB Regional Office No. XIII in Surigao City.
Present during the MOA signing were Engr. Larry M. Heradez, OIC-Regional Director; Engr. Francis Glenn N. Suante, Officer-In-Charge of Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division; and Mr. Elecito E. Escuyos, Chief of Social Development Section. From the minerals industry, Mr. Alex C. Arabis, Community Relations Manager of Platinum Group Metals Corporation and CREDO-Caraga, Inc. President, and Ms. Nissi Aline S. Alvarez, Information, Education, Communication Officer of Taganito Mining Corporation and CREDO-Caraga, Inc. Secretary, took part in the activity.
The establishment of the Caraga Mining and Geosciences Library was initiated by the MGB Regional Office No. XIII in CY 2020 to be the source of information and data for research and development activities for the development of mining technology and geosciences of individuals and academic institutions. To establish and implement a collective digital, books and print materials of technical papers and publications for the Caraga Mining and Geosciences Library, some mining companies have allocated an amount from their duly approved CY 2020 and 2021 Annual Social Development and Management Program under the Development of Mining Technology and Geosciences component for the establishment of the said library. The Caraga Mining and Geosciences Library is now officially open. Similarly, the Standard Safety and Health Covid-19 Protocols shall be strictly observed in the library.