The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII took part in the 31st Mindanao Business Conference which commenced on August 31 and culminated on September 2, 2022 at the Northeastern Mindanao University Stadium in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.
The theme of this year’s conference is ONE MINDANAO: BIGGER. BETTER. BOLDER. Spearheaded by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the Tandag Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., City Government of Tandag and the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur, the conference aimed to discuss the development of the immense potential and vast resources of Mindanao among business leaders, industry movers, policy experts, enterprising game changers and various stakeholders.
At the conference, MGB Caraga Regional Director Larry M. Heradez imparted a video message and presentation entitled Crafting a Balanced, Sustainable and Equitable Mineral Development Policy. In his message, RD Heradez expressed his hope that the event will usher in fruitful initiatives and undertakings and strengthen ties among the stakeholders towards the achievement of sustainable development. He also urged everyone to constantly work for the continued socioeconomic progress and resilience of the glorious island of Mindanao.
Engr. Francis Glenn N. Suante, Chief of the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division of MGB Regional Office No. XIII, represented RD Heradez at the conference. Similarly, he took part in the open forum that followed the mining presentations wherein issues and concerns related to mining were raised and tackled.