Multi-stakeholders meeting conducted
By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio
Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II (MGB R0II) recently spearheaded a Multi-Stakeholders Team (MST) meeting last March 17, 2016 at MGB Conference Hall and was presided by RD Mario Ancheta.
The MST is chaired by the MGB Regional Director and shall be composed of the different government agencies such as Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Local Government Units .
MST meeting aims to reassess the performance of the existing mining operation in the region. The said meeting reviewed the performance and compliances of the mining companies to the terms and condition of their permits.
RD Mario A. Ancheta thanked the attendees of the meeting for their time and participation, “thank you for your time and effort of joining us today. This is all for the industry, let us help each other for the development of our industry,” RD Ancheta said in his welcome message.
Meanwhile, Ms. Maribeth Tumaliuan, Mining Claims Examiner III gave brief discussion on Executive Order 79, Administrative Order 2012-07 and the creation of MST.
Engr. Geoffrey V. Prado on the other hand lectured on the tenement background, occupation fees, and status of mining contracts. While Engr. Romeo Watchorna discussed the performances of existing mining contracts for 2014-2015.
After the lecture, an open forum was conducted for clarification and exchange of ideas and information.
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Regional Emergency Response Team holds Basic ICS Training
By: Lyndee Rose Basilio
The Regional Emergency Response Team (RERT) headed by Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office No. II hand in hand with the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region II, OceanaGold Phils. Inc., FCF Minerals Corporation and Geogen Corporation recently held a Basic Incident Command System (ICS) Training at Valley Hotel, Alimanao Hilll, Penabalnaca, Cagayan on June 15-17, 2016.
The training was conducted to enhance the knowledge of participants on ICS as a vital tool for effective disaster response.
Engr. Mario A. Ancheta, MGB OIC Regional Director welcomed the participants which are members of RERT from the three large mining companies in the region.
“I thanked the mining companies for joining us in this endeavor. This training will help us in our Emergency Response Program in the region, Ancheta said in his welcome address.
“We are preparing ourselves to ensure that we can save lives when a disaster hits our communities. With this, we can address the needs of the affected areas even outside Cagayan Valley region just like what we have done in Tacloban when Typhoon Yolanda slammed the city,” the Regional Director added.
The speakers during the training were Norma C. Talosig, OCD Regional Director who lectured on the foundation and legal basis of ICS; Andres Galapia, Fire Chief Inspector of Isabela Bureau Fire Protection (BFP) discussed the ICS Organization and Staffing and Incident Assessment and Management Objectives; Ronald Villa, Training Section Chief of OCD lectured about ICS facilities and Incident Resources and Resource Management; William B. Lipit of Provincial Disaster Risk Response and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Quezon Province gave a lecture about Organizing
and Managing Incidents and Events, Incident and Event Planning and Transfer of Command, Demobilization and Closeout.
After a lecture per module the participants were given exercises and activities to apply what have they learned per module. Participants were also asked to submit per group an Incident Action Plan (IAP) based on the scenario given to them.
Further, the participants were tasked to perform an Operational Period Briefing to demonstrate their knowledge on ICS staff and functions.
RD Ancheta in his closing message said, “The training gave us an opportunity to capacitate ourselves to be of better help to others especially on disaster response.”Authentic Sneakers | Air Jordan XXX1 31 Colors, Release Dates, Photos , Gov
Regional IEC spearheads 1st Journalism, Photography training
To equip the members of Regional Information, Education and Communication (RIEC) Team on the principles journalism and photography, the RIEC Team headed by Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office II (MGB RO II) together with OceanaGold Phils. Inc., FCF Minerals Corporation and Geogen Corporation spearheaded the 1st Journalism and Photography Training on May 19-20, 2016 at Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
The training aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of RIEC team in developing news and feature stories for the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign of the mining companies
Speakers during the training were Leander Domingo, correspondent of Manila Times who discussed Legal and ethical standards of Journalism, news writing, newspaper layouting and newspaper management. Benjamin Ebreo of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) likewise lectured the difference of national and community newspaper, and feature writing. Cesar Perante of Business Mirror/ Manila Bulletin also shared his knowledge on photography and photojournalism.
After a lecture of Perante, the participants used their newly learned skill during the field photo shoot in Bangan Hills, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
Also, after the lectures of Domingo and Ebereo, critiquing of the mining companies’ newsletter and broadsheets have been done.Asics footwear | Gifts for Runners
Noise, air sampling training conducted
By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 02 (MGB R02) hand in hand with the Environment and Management Bureau Region 02 (EMB R02) conducted a training on Noise and Air Sampling held last May 5, 2015 at MGB R02 Conference Hall.
The said training aims to develop the skills and knowledge of the members of the Multi-partite Monitoring Team (MMT) in undertaking noise and air sampling. The MMT is tasked to supervise the project compliance under the issued Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) conditions.
Engr. Rommel L. Amogan, OIC Chief of Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) said that the training was conducted to ensure that the members of the MMT know how to use the equipment for the noise and air sampling.
“The reason for this is that we will do the job; we will be the one in charge in operating the equipment, ” Amogan added.
Leon Soriano, Floretino Lingan and Jason Malamug from EMB R02 served as speakers during the training.
Filter installation and sampling of High volume sampler were discussed before the training proper.
“Filters should not be damaged, it must be dry and it should not be folded,” Soriano lectured.
“We need to record the sample identification information such as the filter number location and sample date, and the initial rate on our data sheet for documentation,” Soriano added.best shoes | Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'University Blue' — Mnje
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region II headed by the OIC, Regional Director, Engr. Mario A. Ancheta, invited FCF Minerals Corporation for a technical conference last February 24, 2014 to discuss the impending construction of the Tailings Storage Facility(TSF)/Residual Storage Impoundment (RSI).
The conference was held at the MGB Conference Hall. Mr. Craig Watkins, Country Manager, Ms. Agnes Goze, Environmental Manager, and Atty. Rosalie B. Soriano, Corporate Legal Counsel, graced said invitation.
Technical personnel from the MESD, MMD and GSD attended. Mr. Watkins presented the design and discussed the parameters of the TSF/RSI. He further explained that spillway will be constructed to drain the TSF/RSI and no decant tower/drainage tunnel. MGB RII expected from FCF Minerals Corporation the strict implementation that the TSF/RSI will be constructed based on the design parameters ensuring stability of the TSF/RSI over time. RD Ancheta requested to have more technical conferences regarding the matter so that the Office will be updated especially during the construction phase. Mr. Watkins concurred.
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