MGB NEWS

MGB XII UNDERTAKES BACK TO BACK TREE PLANTING ACTIVITY AT SNA

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As part of the culmination in the celebration of Environment Month, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region XII undertook tree planting activity at the municipality of Senator Ninoy Aquino (SNA), Province of Sultan Kudarat. 27 employees headed by Regional Director Constancio A. Paye, Jr. and partners from BMCH, Inc. went to conduct tree planting activity at SNA on July 29. The group paid courtesy visit to Mayor Randy L. Ecija, Jr. before proceeding to the designated site. Varieties of hardwood seedlings such as lawaan and kamagong were planted along Kulaman riverbank to serve as protection or buffer zone. All plants were tagged indicating the name of the planter, date and time planted. Close to a hundred seedlings were planted in the area. According to Vice Mayor Rafael Flauta, III, the trees will be taken cared of by student ecologist to ensure its survival. Read More

RD PAYE MEETS TRI MEDIA GROUP OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY AND SOUTH COTABATO

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The Regional Director (RD) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region XII meets the Tri Media Association of General Santos City and South Cotabato, Inc. on July 3 at the MGB XII office. The group headed by Mr. Mario B. Basilio of PuntoNews made a surprise visit that led to the interview on the issues surrounding Sagittarius Mines, Inc. or SMI.

Issues concerning the community and environment were the main points raised by the media. All of which were positively addressed by Constancio A. Paye, Jr., RD of MGB XII by explaining that SMI has a contract with the government called Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) which was approved in 1995. The contract is for a 25-year period and will expire in 2020 but is subject to another like period upon its renewal.  READ MORE

MGB XII EXTENDS ASSISTANCE TO CAPACITATE LOCAL ENFORCERS OF SOUTH COTABATO

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region XII extended assistance to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PEMO) to capacitate small-scale mining/quarry inspectors, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources officers (MENROs), deputized barangay officials of South Cotabato in the implementation and enforcement of small-scale mining laws and other related laws.

Dubbed as One-day Training/Re-Orientation on Small-Scale Mining and Quarry Operation and Enforcement of Related Laws, Ordinances and Policies, mining engineers of MGB XII provided the participants with the necessary knowledge and education of small-scale mining laws and its revised rules and regulations. Hernani G. Abdon, Roger M. Tamayo, and Benedict C. Ekwey, division chief of Mine Management and section chiefs of Monitoring and Technical Services and Mine Safety and Health respectively shared their expertise and provided inputs to the local enforcers on the establishment and declaration of Minahang Bayan, method and monitoring of quarrying operations and safety measures in the inspections of tunnels and gold processing plants. Read More 

PHOTO RELEASE

MGB-National Management Conference, Villa Amor, Koronadal City, July 28-31, 2015.
Photo op after the stage 2 audit with RD Paye (seated in the middle in white polo barong), representatives of AJA Registrar’s Inc. (seated right & left of RD Paye wearing black and brown jacket, respectively) together with the MGB family.
MGB XII goes to Kiamba for Team Building.