The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII embarked on the Real-time Monitoring of Mining Operations in Caraga Region using Closed-Circuit Television pursuant to Section 6 of Department Administrated Order No. 2021-25, the Implementing Rules and Regulation of Executive Order No. 130 Entitled: Amending Section 4 of Executive Order No. 79, S. 2012, Institutionalizing and Implementing Reforms in the Philippine Mining Section, Providing Policies and Guidelines to Ensure Environmental Protection and Responsible Mining in the Utilization of Mineral Resources.
Aimed at augmenting the actual fieldwork in virtually monitoring the mining areas (causeway, settling/detention ponds, stockyard/mine yard, motor pool area, and air, water, and noise monitoring stations), the project will ensure the protection of environment in a technical and scientific manner.
In this regard, the mining companies were required to submit the technology Information System (IS) and data for assistance and support needed in the implementation. The gathered data will be judiciously evaluated by the MGB Regional Office No. XIII Technical Personnel in order for them to give the necessary technological assistance and support needed by the mining companies in the implementation of the program. Further, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Focal and Information Technology Personnel of this Office visited the mine sites to directly gather and inspect the IS needed such as the ICT Room/Control Room/Command Center that manages the IS and discuss the technical assistance and support in the implementation of the program.
Meanwhile, the MGB Regional Office No. XIII commended the Taganito Mining Corporation and CTP Construction and Mining Corporation for being the 1st and 2nd mining companies to comply with the implementation of Real-time Monitoring of Mining Operations in Caraga Region using Closed-Circuit Television as established in the MGB Regional Office No. XIII ICT Room for 24/7 monitoring and video recording.