The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of the Province of Dinagat Islands (PDI) has facilitated the signing of the Small-Scale Mining Contract (SSMC) of Tubajon Small Miners Association Incorporated (TSMAI) on March 21, 2022 at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XIII in Surigao City.
Present during the signing of the SSMC are MGB Caraga Regional Director and Chairman of the PMRB of PDI, Engr. Larry M. Heradez; President of TSMAI, Mr. Rico M. Vargas; Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Tubajon, Mr. Romeo Constantino L. Vargas and a number of MGB Caraga technical personnel.
Covering a total of twenty (20) hectares, the contract area of TSMAI is situated within the 1,175.9829-hectare Declared Minahang Bayan in the Municipality of Tubajon, through Resolution No. 09-1109 of the Office of Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Dinagat Islands dated August 18, 2009.
TSMAI is the very first small-scale mining contract awardee in the Province of Dinagat Islands.