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Palawan mining firm kicks off final stretch to achieve goal of planting 5M trees

As a showcase of the company’s environment protection programs and efforts to “keep Palawan green,” Bataraza-based Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) held the ceremonial planting of the first of the remaining 900,000 trees to complete its goal of planting five million trees in Brgy. Rio Tuba.                              

RTNMC, a Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) subsidiary, has a record of about 4.1 million surviving trees planted in various areas covered by its mine rehabilitation and...

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MGB allows mining companies to realign funds to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for communities, employees

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has authorized mining companies in the country to realign funds from their 2021 Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) and Safety and Health Program (SHP) to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for host and neighboring communities, and employees/workers.

This Memorandum dated January 29, 2021 is pursuant to Section 136-E of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2010-21 or the Consolidated Implementing Rules and...

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Statement on the report on Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ alleged granting of Mineral Production Sharing Agreement to MacroAsia Corporation covering 1.11 million hectares in Brooke’s Point, Palawan

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region clarifies report on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) alleged granting of a Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) to MacroAsia Corporation covering 1.11 million hectares in Brooke’s Point, Palawan.

Based on records of the MGB MIMAROPA Region, MacroAsia Corporation was granted MPSA Nos. 220-2005-IVB and 221-2005-IVB on 01 December 2005 covering 1,113.9836 hectares and 410 hectares, respectively, both in...

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MGB MIMAROPA geologists join 2021 Geoscience Workshop

Geologists from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region took part in the 2021 Virtual Geoscience Workshop via Microsoft Teams, February 15-19, 2021.

This annual activity hosted by the Lands Geological Survey Division of the MGB Central Office serves as a primary venue for knowledge sharing, and forming comprehensive agreements on matters concerning its Geoscience programs.

Among the major Geoscience programs of the Bureau are the National Geohazard Assessment and Mapping...

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MGB MIMAROPA tackles in-stream extraction of SAG deposits, other quarrying activities during CMRB meeting in Puerto Princesa

Dr. Edwin M. Mojares, Chief of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region – Geosciences Division, discussed the recommended guidelines for in-stream extraction of sand and gravel deposits and other related quarrying activities to the members of City Mining Regulatory Board (CMRB)-Puerto Princesa City during the regular CMRB meeting held in Puerto Princesa City Hall last November 10, 2020.

Puerto Princesa City CENRO Felizardo Cayatoc presented the current conditions of the major...

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MGB MIMAROPA holds dialogue with Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Palawan

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region held a dialogue with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Palawan to promote awareness and advocacy on mineral resources and geosciences during a scheduled session on October 6.

In the said board council meeting, Engr. Elmer Crisologo and Engr. Kate Gabrielle Castillo from the Mine Management Division presented an overview of the mining industry in the MIMAROPA Region, and the salient features of the Environmental Management Bureau Memorandum...

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