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.

MIMAROPA MMTs UPDATE MANUAL OF OPERATIONS

The MIMAROPA Regional Office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau spearheaded the establishment of a Consolidated Manual of Operations (MOO) for all operating Multipartite Monitoring Teams (MMT) to prescribe  the norm of ethical standards that shall govern the personal and professional conduct of the MMT members which is important in maintaining the integrity of the EIS System, as well as ensuring the objectivity in the monitoring and evaluation process of the company’s compliance with the conditionalities of the Environmental Compliance Certificate and the mining permit, including its Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program. This initiative is part of the Office’s innovations to strengthen the conduct of monitoring activities and ensure participation and involvement among relevant sectors.

CCOP OBSERVES BEST PRACTICES IN MINE REHABILITATION IN PALAWAN

MGB IV-B AND RDRRMC-MIMAROPA TACKLE MARCOPPER HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Recognizing the potential threats that continue to loom the vicinity of the abandoned mine site of Marcopper Mining Corporation (MMC) in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque, the MIMAROPA Regional Office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau initiated a discussion with the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of the mentioned region to look deeper into the findings of the recent monitoring and evaluation of MMC structures/facilities undertaken by MGB IV-B and PDRRMC-Marinduque and to recommend preparedness measures to mitigate further the negative impacts of the abandoned mine site.

MIMAROPA PROVINCIAL AND CITY MINING REGULATORY BOARDS GET UPDATES ON REVISED RULES ON SMALL SCALE MINING

With the approval of Department Administrative Order No. 2015-03 (DAO 2015-03) by DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, which embodies amendments to Republic Act 7076 or the People’s Small Scale Mining Act of 1991, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) was directed to conduct updating sessions with all Provincial and City Mining Regulatory Boards (P/CMRBs) for proper implementation of small scale mining related activities.

 

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.

 

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