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.
To help the province of Batanes in their construction activities particularly in their infrastructure development, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau ROII recently conducted identification and assessment of possible quarry/sand and gravel areas in municipalities of Basco and Sabtang, in the province.
The technical team which is headed by Engr. Mario A. Ancheta, OIC Regional Director, Engr. Raymond D. Carreon, Officer in Charge of Mine Management Division, Engr. Geoffrey V. Prado, Supervising Senior Science Research Specialist, Maribeth G. Tumaliuan, Mining Claims Examiner III, Lyndee Rose Basilio, Information Officer, and Czarina Reola, MGB embedded geologist in Batanes conducted said identification and assessment in the province.
To orient some “bantay quarry checkers “of the provincial government of Cagayan and some barangay officials of Tuguegarao, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II recently conducted a lecture on the salient features of Republic Act No. 7942, otherwise known as Philippine Mining Act of 1995 held at MGB Conference hall,MGB Compound, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
The technical team of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II led by its Regional Director, Engr. Mario A. Ancheta conducted assessment of elevated areas which are hazard to plane landing in Basco Airport in the municipality of Basco, Batanes province.
The elevated areas are located in Sitio Coral and Sitio Disung both in barangay Kaychanarian, Basco, Batanes.