Intensive IEC in Batanes Province held
In the effort of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II (MGB R0II) to provide vital information in order to mitigate the impacts of geologic hazards, the bureau initiated an intensive Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on its Geohazard Assessment Program in Batanes Province.
The said IEC through its Geosciences Division capacitated the residents of Batanes about the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program of the Bureau with the primordial objective to identify areas in the country that are susceptible to geologic hazards.
The Geohazard Program comprises of major activities such as survey of areas that are prone to natural hazards, printing and reproduction of maps and other information materials for dissemination, and conduct of IEC for proper awareness.
The bureau has already completed the 1:50,000 mapping scale in the year 2010 and 1:10,000 scale in 2014 where 93 cities/ municipalities and 2,311 barangays were assessed.
For 2015 onwards, MGB R0II has been conducting intensive IEC region-wide with the primary objective to increase awareness and preparedness of communities on geologic hazards.
“ We cannot prevent disasters, we can only lessen its impact on people and in our communities,” Jose de los Santos Jr., Senior Science Research Specialist.
Barangay officials from Basco, Itbayat, Ivana, Mahatao, Sabtang and Uyugan attended the said IEC where the MGB team discussed about rain-induced landslide hazard, flood hazard and hazard in Karst Areas.
“We can only lessen its impact that pose danger in our lives and properties through proper awareness that these types of disasters,” the Senior Science Research Specialist added.
Geohazard maps and posters were also disseminated per barangay after the lecture.
The maps will serve as their guides in their community-based disaster preparedness plans, in updating of the Comprehensive Land Use Plans and in their development plans needed for mitigating measures on the impact of geohazards in their community. #LRB
MGB-R02 initiates Public Consultation in Coastal Town of Dinapigue, Isabela
by: Leilani Taladtad
The Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Team particularly on the Mineral Reservation Project of Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region II (MGB R0II) headed by Engr. Geoffrey V. Prado recently conducted an information dissemination regarding the proposed establishment of Mineral Reservation Project in the Municipality of Dinapigue, Isabela.
The Team paid courtesy call to Mayor Reynaldo D. Derije informing him of the the purpose of the activity and asked for his permission for the presentation before the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) during their regular session; and the conduct of public consultation with the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) group and the Officials of some identified barangays.
At the SB session, the team was given the whole morning to present the project. As an opening salvo, Mrs. Leilani P. Talattad, Administrative Officer IV thanked the body for accommodating the team, presented briefly the activities to be done in the area for the whole week, particularly the conduct of information dissemination on the proposed establishment of Mineral Reservation Project.
Unanimously, the members of the Sangguniang Bayan Board did not show any sign of negativity on the proposed establishment of the project after their issues and concerns were satisfactorily answered by Engr. Prado.
On the conduct of public hearing, the Indigenous Peoples group expressed their eagerness to open small scale mining operation in their areas to immediately address their problem on poverty.
Engr. Prado said that as soon as all the technicalities are in place, the IPs will be given the priority to benefit from the project as assured under the IPRA Law.
MGB RII fills vacant positions pursuant to its Rationalization Plan
By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio
Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region II (MGB RII) has filled its 15 vacant positions pursuant to the approved Rationalization Plan (RatPlan) of the government.
The MGB RII through the MGB promotion and selection board conducted the evaluation of the aspiring applicants based on Merit, Selection and Promotion Plan and qualification standards approved by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
The applicants were shortlisted and took various examinations such as Job Knowledge Test (JKT), Ethics Oriented Personality Test (EOPT) , General Aptitude Test (GAT) for the new entrants and Managerial Competence Test (MCT) for applicants with SG 18-22. After the examinations, the shortlisted applicants were called to undergo a deliberation before the panel of promotion and selection board.
“Beside from the standard qualifications set by the Civil Service, we also looked into who can deliver the tasks and responsibilities required by the job, someone who can deliver the tasks well,” RD Mario A. Ancheta mentioned in the Monday Convocation.
The appointees composed of five newly appointed applicants and nine promoted employees.
The five newly appointed employees were: Engr. Agot W. Dumanas- Engineer II; Engr. Patrique Duran- Engineer II; Oliver Hans Lapina- Geologist II; Ruvic Ann Villarias- Geologist II and Leon G. Cusipag, Administrative Aide IV and coterminous with the Official.
On the other hand, the 9 MGB employees who were given promotions were: Emely Delmendo- Supervising Science Research Specialist; Geoffrey V. Prado, Supervising Science Research; Florentino Bangisan Jr., Marie Nelle Monteclaro, Supervising Geologist; Engineer IV; Romeo Watchorna Jr., Senior Science Research;Vicie T. Diciano, Engineer III; Imee Gatan- Agaloos, Administrative Officer V; Patrique Jane A. Duran, Engineer II; Agot W. Dumanas, Engineer II; Oliver Hans Lapina, Geologist II; Ruvic Anne Villarias, Geologist II; Marie Rose Tangan, Administrative III/Records Officer; Laurencia Genoveva Lattao, Administrative III/ Supply Officer, and Luisa C. Guzman, Administrative Assistant II.
RD Ancheta encouraged its staff to continuously do their work with the best they can for the development of the Bureau.
MGB leads financial, admin orientation-workshop in Tagaytay
By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio
“This is the way of the Bureau to prepare and to help its regional offices for their work and financial plan for next year,” Imee Gatan-Agaloos, MGB R0II Human Resource Officer said.
The HR Officer further said that the orientation –workshop gave a chance for them to enhance their knowledge in administrative and financial matters of the office.
Mines and Geosciences Bureau Central Office led the conduct of the annual financial and administrative workshop on September 7-12, 2015 in One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites, Tagaytay City participated by the MGB Budget Officers, Accountants and Human Resource Officers.
MGB R0II OIC of Finance and Administrative Division (FAD) Erlinda Catabay, Budget Officer Remigia Manuel and newly appointed MGB R0II Human Resource Officer Imee Gatan- Agaloos attended the orientation- workshop.
The orientation- workshop tackled were Financial Management System, Financial Analysis Techniques and Just in Time (JIT) Procurement Planning lectured by Ms. Eloisa L. Legaspi, Chief, Financial Management Division; Strategic Performance Management System discussed by Glenn Marcelo Noble, OIC, Planning, Policy and International Affairs Division. The discussion on MGB administrative matters and concerns was facilitated by Edna Lorilla, OIC of MGB Administrative Division.
1st batch of MGB R02 employees take oath
By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio
Eight employees of Mines and Geosciences Bureau R0II (MGB R0II) who took oath of office last September 4, 2015 at the MGB Central Office.
MGB Bureau Director Leo L. Jasareno led the induction of the employees from different MGB Regional Offices.
Director Jasareno encouraged the employees to continuously do their responsibilities as public servants.
On the other hand, Luisa C. Guzman, Administrative Aide IV delivered her words of commitment during the Monday’s Convocation last Sept. 14, 2015.
“ Thank you to RD Ancheta for giving me a chance to prove myself, I will do my best in whatever tasks bestowed on me,” said the newly promoted employee.
RD Ancheta once again reminded the employees to continue doing their work with dedication and commitment.
“You are given promotion because you can deliver the job, not because you know some politician to back you up,“ exhorted the high spirited MGB R0II Director.
The eight MGB R0II employees who took oath of office were: Engr. Patrique Jane Duran, Engr. Agot W. Dumanas, Geologists Ruvic Anne Villarias and Oliver Hans Lapina, Records Officer Marie Rose Tangan, Supply Officer Laurencia Genoveva Lattao, Administrative Assistant Luisa Guzman, and Administrative Aide Leon Cusipag. #