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MGB MIMAROPA to hold 2021 #MineResponsibility Stakeholders’ Forum

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region invites the public to the upcoming 2021 #MineResponsibility Stakeholders’ Forum on September 16-17, 8:00 am to 12:00 nn, via the Zoom platform and Facebook live.

This two-day forum will center on how the MGB, partner agencies, companies, and other stakeholders address the issues and concerns in mining in the MIMAROPA Region.

Topics on environmental protection and enhancement; protection and sustainable development of mine workers,...

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DENR issues IRR of EO lifting ban on new mineral agreements

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Executive Order (EO) No. 130 which lifts a nine-year moratorium on new mineral agreements  in the country.

In a bid to help in economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte signed on April 14, 2021 EO No. 130 amending the provision of Section 4 (Grant of Mineral Agreements Pending New Legislation) of EO No. 79.

A technical working group...

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IN PHOTOS: MGB MIMAROPA, MPP holders in Puerto Princesa tackle guidelines on monitoring, issuance of OTP

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region met with Mineral Processing Permit (MPP) holders in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, August 11, to tackle the guidelines for the issuance and monitoring of Ore Transport Permit (OTP).

Representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO), Provincial Government ENRO, Puerto Princesa City ENRO Atty. Carlo Gomez, and MPP holders of Goldrock Construction and...

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MGB MIMAROPA participates in virtual GAD Forum

(Photo from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Official Facebook Page)

 The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region participated in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – MGB Virtual Forum: “Understanding Laws, Rules and Regulations Related to Gender and Development for Mining Stakeholders and MGB Employees,” August 17, 18, and 20 via the Zoom platform.

The said activity focused on Republic Act No. 9710 or Magna Carta of Women, and other laws, rules, and regulations...

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MGB calls for nominees for 2021 PMIEA, Best Mining Forest Contest, Safest Mines Awards

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has opened the nomination process for the 2021 Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA), Safest Mines and Best Mines Personalities Awards, and Best Mining Forest Contest.

Through a Memorandum to all MGB Regional Offices (ROs) dated June 22, 2021, the MGB announced that it will now be accepting nominations from all mining contractors, permittees, and permit holders involved in active exploration, surface or underground operation, quarry...

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MGB conducts virtual training to strengthen communications in the new normal

In line with the Bureau’s initiatives to promote its programs and activities for the protection of the environment and communities, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) led the conduct of the virtual training on “Strengthening Communications to a Better Normal” via the Zoom platform, July 13-16, 2021.

Participated by information officers, economists, information technology officers, planning officers, and administrative personnel from the MGB Central and Regional Offices, this activity...

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