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.
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.
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- OceanaGold Philippines Incorporated, an Australian mining firm located in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya conducted a mine tour to the local media on June 26, 2018.
True to its vision in implementing an international standard system, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II is now International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certified. MGB R0II has recently received its Certificate of Registration on OHSAS 18001:2017, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 14001:2015.
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.