The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has lifted the moratorium on exploration permits for metallic and non-metallic mines by nullifying a portion of former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez’s first memorandum order.
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu signed the DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2018- 13 on July 13, 2018, which states that, moratorium on acceptance, processing, and/or approval of Exploration Permit applications for metallic and non-metallic minerals has been lifted following the completion of the audit on all mining operations pursuant to DENR Memorandum Order No. 2016-01, or “Audit of all Operating Mines and Moratorium on new Mining Projects.”
With the concern of the alleged rampant offshore mining in the province and Cagayanos demanding answers from Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II, Engr. Mario A. Ancheta, MGB OIC Regional Director clarified some issues in the operation of JDVC resources in the coastal towns of Cagayan in the press conference conducted in MGB Conference Hall.
RD Ancheta said that JDVC Resources Corporation is a large-scale offshore mining company that will mine magnetite ore in the coastal towns of Cagayan with an area of 1,902.59- hectare or 19, 025, 939 square meter area.
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II is gearing up its International Standard Organization (ISO) certification, conducted a management review on May 15, 2018 at MGB Conference Hall to discuss the Bureau’s compliances.