MGB Region II conducts capability building in Nueva Vizcaya
By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio
To review the regulatory measures for Small-Scale Mining and to enhance Sand and Gravel extraction activities, a capability – building training for mining officers was conducted last March 30-31, 2016 at Pasalubong Center, Magsaysay, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
MGB Regional Director Mario Ancheta expressed his appreciation to the participants of the event for sharing their time to attend said training.
“I appreciate you for taking off your busy schedule. This venue is a good opportunity to enhance our knowledge, use this opportunity to have some new learning for this will be beneficial to your role as mining officers,” RD Ancheta said in his welcome message.
Nueva Vizcaya Governor Ruth Padilla also graced the event and delivered an inspirational message for the participants, “you all know that we have long expressed that we advocate mining free zone in our province, we are more on the development of our eco-tourism and agricultural sector, this fact will not change,” the honourable Governor said.
“This opportunity is good for us to clarify our concerns in the province, to widen our perspective and to learn what we need to learn about mining. To our Mining Officers, just do your roles as mining officers. Do it not for yourselves but for our province, for your fellow Nuevo Vizcayanos,” Gov. Padilla added.
Meanwhile, Ms. Maribeth G. Tumaliuan, Mining Claims Examiner III gave discussion on the salient features of mining laws, rules and regulations. On the other hand, Engr. Rommel L. Amogan, Chief MSESDD, lectured on the environmental, safety and social aspects of mining. Engr. Geoffrey V. Prado likewise gave lecture on Standard Operating Procedures in apprehension, confiscation and seizure. Mr. Tito Tanguilig, ENRO-Bayombong also gave updates on mining related activities in the province of Nueva Vizcaya.
After a series of lectures, an open forum was carried out to give opportunity to the participants to clarify issues and concerns.
On the second day of the event, a deputation proper was conducted and facilitated by Ms. Tumaliuan.
An oath taking of deputized Mining Officers was likewise conducted led by RD Ancheta.
After the oath taking, RD Ancheta gave his closing remarks,” to our Mining Officers, perform your functions well as Mining Officers, this is for your province, be vigilant and determined Mining Officers.”