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IN PHOTOS: Groundwater resource and vulnerability assessment in San Jose and Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro

Geologists from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region visited the Municipalities of San Jose and Magsaysay in Occidental Mindoro on May 15-30, 2022 to assess the groundwater resources of the said areas, and to produce a 1:50,000 scale hydrogeologic map to aid the concerned local government units for effective groundwater resources management.

This study aims to determine the groundwater availability and quality in different rock units, and to establish the vulnerability of...

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MGB opens nominations for 2022 PMIEA, Best Mining Forest Contest, Safest Mines Awards

The nomination process is now open for the 2022 Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA), Safest Mines and Mines Best Personalities Awards, and Best Mining Forest Contest.

This is pursuant to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Memorandum dated June 14, 2022 calling for nominees for these awards in recognition of the private sector’s initiatives and exemplary achievements in the protection of the environment and ecology, and contribution to the growth of the economy and...

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IN PHOTOS: ‘Salamat, Paalam’ program for retiring MSESDD personnel

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region, led by the Mine Safety, Environment, and Social Development Division (MSESDD), paid tribute to Engr. Joel V. Balquiedra who is retiring after 23 years in government service.

He served as Supervising Science Research Specialist under the Mine Environmental Management Section of the MGB MIMAROPA – MSESDD.

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2022 National Disaster Resilience Month kick-off MGB MIMAROPA tackles lessons from ‘Odette’, major geohazard programs and activities

MGB MIMAROPA geologist Merari Rosaroso during the presentation of lessons learned from Typhoon “Odette,” and the geohazard-related programs and activities of the Bureau (screenshot from the Civil Defense MIMAROPA Facebook Page)

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region joined other member agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council and Local DRRM Councils and Offices as the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) – RDRRMC MIMAROPA kicked off the...

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MGB MIMAROPA conducts capacity building for LGUs, stakeholders in Palawan

Aimed at involving the citizenry in the protection and conservation of the country’s environment and natural resources, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region spearheaded the Deputation Training for Mines and Capacity Building for Local Government Unit (LGU) permit holders in the Province of Palawan, May 26-27, in Puerto Princesa City.

Participants were oriented about the legal basis of the deputation of Environment and Natural Resources Officers, and the salient features...

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IN PHOTOS: Multi-partite monitoring of mining, mineral processing firms in Bataraza, Palawan

Members of the Multi-partite Monitoring Team for Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC), Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC), and Graymont (Philippines) Inc. (GPI) conducted validation and ambient air and water sampling activities for the first and second quarters of 2022, respectively, May 16-21.

Inspection of CBNC’s hazardous waste storage

Inspection of RTNMC’s motorpool

Air and water quality sampling