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MGB MIMAROPA Palawan State U host webinar

Engr. Alvin Requimin together with participants from Palawan State University during the webinar on the MIMAROPA minerals industry.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Region and Palawan State University (PSU) Graduate School collaborated to tackle various mining concerns in the Region through the webinar “Philippine Mining Laws: Implementation and Environmental Implication in Palawan,” May 29, via the Google Meet application.

This webinar, participated by students from PSU, covered Mining 101, the Status of the Minerals Industry in the Philippines and the Region, Introduction to Republic Act No. 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and its implementing rules and regulations, among others.

Engr. Alvin Requimin of the MGB MIMAROPA Region also tackled the programs and activities in relation to the rehabilitation of abandoned mines, particularly the Palawan Quicksilver Mines, Inc. (PQMI) located in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Engr. Requimin emphasized that partner agencies and institutions have been collaborating to mitigate the environmental impacts of previous mining activities such as that of PQMI.

Furthermore, Engr. Requimin assured that relevant laws and policies on mineral resources development are being implemented to ensure environmental and social protection of areas and communities exposed to mining operations, even beyond the life of the mine.#