Mines Bureau holds orientation on revised monitoring checklist to permit holders
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II recently conducted an orientation-workshop on MC No. 2018-02, otherwise known as Guidelines for Compliance and Rating/Scorecard of Mining Permit/Contracts on Industrial Sand and Gravel (ISAG) and Mineral Processing Permit Holders (MPP) held at MGB ROII Multi-Purpose Hall.
The activity was participated in by ISAG and MPP holders. This aimed to ensure an effective monitoring of tenements, safety and health, environmental management, and social development (T-SHES) requirements using the revised checklist and scorecard for the compliance of the mining companies.
Engr. Robert B. Carreon gave a brief talk on tenement monitoring checklist while Engr. Florentino C. Bangisan Jr. lectured on safety and health monitoring checklist, Engr. Patrisha P. Torcedo, on the other hand, talked about environmental monitoring checklist, and Demetrio B. Corsino on social development monitoring checklist.
Engr. Geoffrey V. Prado, Officer-In Charge of the Mine Management Division (MMD) in his message said, “We need to work hand-in hand to efficiently regulate the mining industry.”
“We are here to help and not to give burden on your operations. Our policies will guide you on sound implementation of your work programs,” he said.
After a series of lecture, a workshop on filling-up the monitoring scorecard was conducted by the participants. The workshop was facilitated in by Supervising Science Research Specialist Emely M. Delmendo. – Lyndee Rose S. Basilio