Welcome to the Official Site of MGB Region IVB

Region IVB consists of the provinces of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan tagged as MIMAROPA.

Relative to mining activities, Palawan is host to four large-scale mining companies such as Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp, Coral Bay Nickel Corp, Berong Nickel Corp, and Citinickel Mines Development Corp wherein MGB IVB exercises full jurisdiction while providing necessary assistance to the rest of the provinces which cater to small-scale mining of gold, chromite, nickel, and copper, along with quarry operations.

PALAWAN NICKEL PRODUCTION GROWS IN 2014 by: IRWIN P. MARTINEZ

The Palawan Province of the MIMAROPA Region boasts the second largest nickel mine output in the Philippines in terms of nickel production in 2014 next to CARAGA Region known to be the nickel capital of the country. 

Palawan plays host to three large scale nickel mines, one Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant (HPP) and Lime Milk Plant namely, Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC), Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation (CMDC), Berong Nickel Corporation (BNC), and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC), respectively.

MGB-MIMAROPA JOINS OTHER RDRRMC MEMBER-AGENCIES IN PDRA AND PDNA TRAINING

As one of the member-agencies of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(DRRMC) Core Team in the region, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-MIMAROPA participated in the workshop and writeshop training on Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) and Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) held last February 2 to 6, 2015 at Bayview Park Hotel in Manila. The training was organized by the Office of Civil Defence (OCD)-MIMAROPA Region in line with the structured framework to institutionalize PDRA and PDNA as tools to determine the level of risk of hazard

PQMI REHABILITATION PROJECT KICKS OFF

The rehabilitation project for the abandoned Palawan Quicksilver Mines, Inc. (PQMI)  in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City formally commenced as the  Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office IV-B (MGB-IVB) and the City Government of Puerto Princesa City forged a Memorandum of Agreement for the undertaking at the Office of the City Mayor on January 27, 2015.

 

MGB LIFTS SUSPENSION ORDER VERSUS CMDC’S PULOT PROJECT

 Six months after Regional Suspension Order 2014-01 was issued against Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation’s (CMDC) Pulot Project following the June 5, 2014 spillage incident in company’s Sofronio Española operation, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, through an Order dated December 22, 2014 by Director Leo L. Jasareno, finally lifted the said suspension after recommendations were made by MGB-Regional Office-IVB and other concerned government regulatory agencies that all pertinent conditions and requirements were complied with by the company.

PALAWAN MINING INDUSTRY AND STAKEHOLDERS LINK FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) successfully spearheaded the conduct of a one-and-a-half-day Mining Forum which brought together the government, mining operators, and concerned stakeholders to harmonize all actions that will enhance protection of the society and biodiversity within the mining areas.

Themed as “Society and Biodiversity in the Mining Industry: A Sustainable Solution”, the event provided a venue of information on relevant laws, rules and regulations and present contributions of the mining sector to the local economy vis-à-vis the current vision of the Local Government of Palawan for the coming years.

4th REGIONAL SMALL-SCALE MINING SUMMIT ADVANCES SMALL-SCALE MINING REFORMS

PALAWAN MINING COMPANIES BAG 2014 PMIEA AWARDS: MGB-IVB JOINS 61st ANMSEC

Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC), the pioneer nickel processing company in the country, located in Bataraza, Palawan, bagged the 2014 Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA)  for Mineral Processing  Category during the 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Week held   in CAP- John Hay Trade Center, Baguio City on November 11-14, 2014.

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