MGB ROII Conducts Sand and Gravel Extraction IEC in Penablanca
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-ROII), represented by some staff of the Mine Management Division, conducted dialogues with barangay officials on August 13-15, 2019 in selected barangays of Peñablanca to discuss and address issues and concerns regarding Sand and Gravel extraction. This activity is in fulfillment of its Communication Plan targets. The dialogue in Penablanca, Cagayan comprises barangays Sisim, Nannarian, San Roque, Aggugaddan, Callao Proper, Malibabag and Quibal.
Engr. Geoffrey Prado leading the dialogue in Barangay Hall of San Roque, Penablanca. In the audience are BLGU officials and representatives from MENRO, and PNREO- Cagayan (Bantay Quarry Operation). Engr. Prado refreshed them that Peñablanca used to be an awardee of the Most Responsible Municipality – Non-metallic Category of the Philippine Mineral Resources Development and Utilization Program in Year 2004 and wishes the town to revive their good practices.
Among the municipalities in Cagayan, Peñablanca has its own Municipal Ordinance on Quarry Operations because of the rampant sand and gravel extraction in the town. There is widespread Quarry Operation because of the rich sand and gravel quarry resources offered by the Pinacanauan river. And so, prior to the open forum wherein issues and concerns are gathered, the Municipal Ordinance was discussed first. Among the issues that surfaced during the dialogue includes removal of sand stockpiled in the middle of the Pinacanauan river, to strictly enforce maximum 2.0m excavation depth for backhoe, and to follow the allowed quarry operation time which is from 8AM-5PM and no extraction during weekends and holidays.
Aside from MGB-ROII, representatives from government agencies like EMB, PNREO- Cagayan (Bantay Quarry Operation), MENROs also attended the dialogue as topics on Zero-waste management in Sand and Gravel Extraction and Collection and Manning of Checkpoints were also tackled. Also, Quarry operators and concerned citizens were welcomed to participate in the said activities. #bridgetgruiz
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Training and Capability Building on Communicating Statistics Using Infographics AND Digital Media Marketing
Administrative Officer V Imee Gatan-Agaloos (left) and Contractual Economist Graciel S. Ignacio (right) in attendance to the Training and Capability Building on Communicating Statistics Using Infographics AND Digital Media Marketing for MGB Personnel Responsible for Statistical Data and Anlysis and Information Dissemination.
A Training and Capability Building on Communicating Statistics Using Infographics and Digital Media Marketing for MGB Personnel Responsible for Statistical Data and Analysis and Information Dissemination was held last October 14-18, 2019 in San Mateo, Rizal. This was conducted by the MGB Central Office-Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division (MEIPD) and was participated in by Administrative Officer V Imee G. Agaloos and Contractual Economist I Grachel S. Ignacio of MGB R02.
One of the goals in the training is to establish a unified pro-forma for the mineral statistics generated by MGB Regional Offices using their respective websites as platform for information dissemination.
The first part of the training dealt with Statistics, Mineral Economics, and IEC concerns. The participants are reminded that numbers in their data should be as accurate as possible as these are being published and are relied upon by the public. The importance of accuracy in the Revenue Collection Report was also reiterated because such report would be one of the bases of the public in ascertaining whether the mining industry is beneficial to the economy. An MS Office 365 account was also created for each region to be used for uploading necessary reports for easy access.
The primary focus of the workshop is on how to create an infographic to be used for MGB’s information dissemination. An infographic is a type of picture that blends data with design, helping individuals and organizations concisely communicate messages to their audiences. It is a collection of imagery, charts, and minimal text that gives an easy to understand overview of a topic. It is great for making complex information easy to digest.
The intention of the MGB Central Office in using infographics for data dissemination arose from the fact that a message conveyed through infographics gets 94% more views than content without relevant images. Since vision is by far our most dominant sense taking up half of our brain’s resources, infographics would be more interesting to read as compared with an article that is purely in text format. They are more liked and shared on social media 3 times more than other types of content. In effect, our data will be conveyed to a greater number of readers.
The workshop also included the creation and standardization of the official social media accounts of Regional Offices. The goal is to encourage MGB personnel in their respective regions to share relevant information about MGB and the benefits of mining to the public through various social media accounts with an end of raising awareness about mining.#gracielignaciobest Running shoes | Concept Lab // Air Jordan 4 "Total Orange" , Sciaky
DAGYAW 2019 REGIONAL TOWN HALL
Townhall Forum moderated by Atty. Omar Alexander V. Romero, Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) during the Dagyaw 2019 Regional Town Hall meeting conducted at the Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus in Tuguegarao City last August 20, 2019. Ms. Imee Gatan-Agaloos and Engr. Agot W. Dumanas from MGB R2 attended the said event.
Tuguegarao City – ‘Dagyaw’: Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Townhall Meeting 2019 was held and attended by various stakeholders within the region at the CSU Andrews Campus, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan last August 20, 2019.
“DAGYAW” is a Hiligaynon term meaning “to be united”, a mutual sharing and help that reflects the symbiotic relationship between members of a group. The term fittingly describes the very nature and value of bringing different stakeholders together and provide an avenue for engagement between the government and the people at local levels through Town Hall Sessions.
The event promotes and disseminates information on the open governance and participatory governance initiatives of the Duterte administration.
Representatives from the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Offices presented and discussed the accomplishments and initiatives of their respective Departments. Town hall forum was held after the presentations to discuss issues and concerns regarding K-12 Program, universal health care, and employment.#agotdumanasGiftofvision - Sneakers search engine | Men's Footwear
26th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits
MGB ROII Engr. Agot W. Dumanas (1st from right) along with fellow PSEM- Northen Luzon officers participates in the 26th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits last September 5-7, 2019 in Davao City.
Mindanao Association of Mining Engineers, Inc. (MAEM) in coordination with the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) celebrates the 26th Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits with the theme “It takes a mine to build a road” on September 5-7, 2019 at the Malayan Colleges Mindanao, McArthur Hi-way in Matina, Davao City.
The topics presented in the symposium emphasized the vital role of the mining industry in nation building especially in the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program. MGB-CO Chief of Mining Tenements Management Division, Engr. Larry Heradez presented and discussed recently issued policies and guidelines of the Bureau. Also presented among others are the best practices of Mindanao-based mining companies in environmental protection and sustainability, safety, social development in communities and adherence to existing government policies.
The event also catered the oath-taking ceremonies of the recently licensed mining engineers and accreditation by the PSEM as Competent Person (CP) of 13 Mining Engineers. #agotdumanas
PMRB QUIRINO 2019
RD Ancheta, the PMRB Chairperson presides the PMRB-Quirino meeting last August 13, 2019 at Zen Hotel, Santiago City, Isabela.
The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of the Provincial Government of Quirino conducted its regular meeting at Zen Hotel in Santiago City, Isabela last August 13, 2019.
All PMRB members consisting of Gov. Dakila Carlo Cua as Vice-Chair, Mr. David Way as Large-Scale Mining representative, and Mr. Ben Guillermo as NGO representative were present and the meeting was presided by RD Mario A. Ancheta as the Chairperson. Also in attendance are the heads of offices in the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Quirino. The main agendas of the meeting are the orientation and re-orientation of PMRB functions and guidelines on the issuance of sand and gravel / quarry permits.
As mandated by RA 7942 and its IRR DAO 2010-21, the PMRB shall, among others, accept, process and evaluate applications and determine administrative charges and fees for quarry, sand and gravel, guano, gemstone gathering and small-scale mining permits duly filled with the same.latest Running Sneakers | Vans Lowland CC 'Flame' Women's - VN0A54MH0851