MGB RO2 employees attend budget proposal workshop


Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- Seven employees from Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II participated in the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal Workshop at Century Park Hotel, Manila on 17-21 February 2020.

The budget workshop tackled the review of major programs of the Bureau, namely: Mineral Investment Promotion Program, Mineral Industry Development Program, Geosciences Development Services, and National Mineral Reservation Program.

Also discussed during the workshop were the performance indicators, descriptions, and means of verifications.

The workshop also conducted a break-out group workshops were finalization of activities, targets, and schedule of submissions of reports were tackled.

This is an annual event spearheaded by the MGB Central Office for the efficient preparation of the budget proposals.


Mines Bureau spearheads budget call preparation in Davao City


Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Central Office recently spearheaded the Enhanced Unified Reporting System Seminar-Workshop cum Budget Call Preparation for CY 2021 Budget Proposal of MGB held in Davao City.

The seminar-workshop aimed to facilitate the timely submission of 2020 Physical and Financial Accountability Reports and efficient preparation of 2021 Budget Proposals.

On the first day of the training, Ms. Daria K. Malinao, Chief Budget Officer, Financial and Management Division discussed to the participants the 2020 Personnel Services (PS) Allotment Requirements per National Expenditure Program (NEP) while Edna R. Lorilla, Chief of Administrative Section talked about the 2020 Actual PS Requirements per NEP. Also discussed were the Administration of Personnel Benefits for Mandatory Retirees and additional releases for PS requirements.

Enhanced Unified Reporting System (URS) was also tackled during the workshop and discussed by Jimmy Trinidad Benavente, Budget Management Specialist II, Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

After the series of talks, a workshop on 2021 budget proposal was initiated.

The event was participated in by five employees from MGB Region 02, namely: Imee Gatan- Agaloos, OIC Finance and Administrative Division, Angelina T. Somera, Accountant III, Maribeth G. Tumaliuan, OIC, Administrative Section, Diana Imie B. Estrada, Planning Officer/Budget Officer Designate, and Grachel S. Ignacio, C/Economist/Assistant Planning Officer.



MGB 2 conducts budget proposal workshop


Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- Supervising Geologist Marie Nelle G. Monteclaro presented her paper entitled: “Recharge Estimation of North Stradbroke Island using Water Balance and Geographic Information System,” to the participants of Geosciences Workshop on 10-14 February 2020 at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City.

The technical paper she presented was her final project in completion of her graduate study in Master of Science Course Project in University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

The paper aimed to determine the spatial and temporal variabilities across North Stradbroke Island using the water balance method integrated with geographic information system (GIS) utilizing available meteorological data.

“Recharge is generally higher in summer that in winter which for the most part is due to generally higher precipitation during that period, “Monteclaro presented.

On the other hand, five Geologists from Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II attended said Workshop facilitated by MGB Central Office.

The workshop focused on plenary sessions, technical paper presentations and parallel sessions for major projects/programs of MGB.

The first day of the workshop tackled the accomplishments of the major programs of the Bureau that were presented by the Section Chiefs of the Lands Geological Survey Division (LGSD) of MGB Central Office.

The second day was scheduled for the technical presentations wherein Monteclaro presented her study together with other Geologists from different regions. Some of the papers were Thesis of those who recently finished their post graduate studies.

Parallel sessions were conducted for the remaining days of the workshop, each discussing on the major programs of the Bureau, resolving issues, and standardizing new methodologies for their fieldwork.

MGB 2 conducts budget proposal workshop

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- In preparation for the nationwide budget proposal, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II conducted a regional budget proposal workshop for calendar year 2021 on 3-4 February 2020 at MGB ROII Multi- Purpose Hall.


Diana Imie Estrada, Planning Officer/Budget Officer designate discussed the needed data to come up with the MGB ROII Budget Proposal with emphasis on the preparation of 2021 Budget Tier 2.

In his message, Regional Director Mario A. Ancheta said that the workshop will help us with our objectives and goals for 2021.

“I hope you will use this event to plan for your fieldworks as well as your manpower for proper utilization of our budget for next year,” RD Ancheta said.

­Each division presented their proposed 2021 Work and Financial plan as well as their Annual Procurement Plan (APP) and their Training plan. ­­

Grade 12 students to explore geosciences, mining field

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II (MGB ROII) will provide a two-week Work Immersion Program (WIP) to 14 grade 12 students of Tuguegarao City Science High School and Cagayan National High School.






Regional Director Mario A. Ancheta said, “this is our way to encourage them to appreciate more about mining and geology.”

In his message during the Monday flag ceremony, “our immersion students will be taught by our technical staff basic knowledge on what we are doing in the Bureau. We might as well convince them to take geology and mining engineering courses.

The students will be exposed to lectures on general geology, hydrology, Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) data digitization, geographic information systems (GIS), mining, and its social and environmental responsibility.

“We hope to provide learning opportunities to our grade 12 students as well as to let them appreciate the benefits of mining and geosciences,” Ancheta said.