The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II conducted a training-workshop on Engineering Geology on 25-27 September 2018 at MGB Multi-Purpose Hall, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. The event was anchored on the continual improvement of the MGB ROII geologists in compliance to its Integrated Management System (IMS) and its mandate on environmental management, particularly on hazard assessment and mitigation.
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Central Office through its Mineral Economics, Information, and Publications Division (MEIPD) spearheaded a capacity building for MGB personnel responsible for statistical data analysis, website maintenance, and information dissemination on 1-5 October 2018 at Microtel Techno Hub Hotel, Quezon City.
The first day of the capacity building focused the discussion on the Guidelines for Compliance Monitoring and Rating/Scorecard of Mining Permits/Contracts lectured by Engr. Rodolfo Velasco Jr., Chief Science Research Specialist. A discussion on the Guidelines for additional Environmental Measures for Operating Surface Metallic Mines was also given by Atty. Josephine Sescon, Officer-in Charge of the MGB Legal Services Division.
As part of their community outreach initiatives, regional emergency response teams of mining companies in Region 02 provided assistance in rescue operations in Tuguegarao City during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong on Sept. 14-18, this year.
To better implement mining laws, DENR officials and representatives of mining companies in Cagayan Valley participated in the seminar on new policies held on Sept. 12-13, this year in Santiago City, Isabela.