Regional Director Rex Monsanto and staff attended the recently-concluded 2018 MGB Annual Technical Forum held at Paraiso Verde, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

Twenty-four technical papers and eight policy papers were selected for competition.  In addition, two non-competing papers were presented.  Eight posters were entered.

Geologist Jenisse Dowell Medel, representing Region X, presented a technical paper on “Report on the Updating of the 1:50,000 Scale Geologic Map of the Burdeos Quadrangle Covering Parts of the Province of Quezon in Region IV-Calabarzon”. Continue reading »

Oct 252018

RD Rex S. Monsanto signs the ISAG Permit, beside him is Mr. Dulatre, the Permit holder.

October 01, 2018, the day scheduled for the signing of the Industrial Sand and Gravel (ISAG) Permit of Mr. Ferdinand H. Dulatre located at Brgy. Tambagan, Medina, Misamis Oriental. The said permit is denominated as IP-0000012-2018-X containing an area of 5.1340 hectares.

Mr. Dualtre filed an application for Industrial Sand and Gravel Permit denominated as IPA No. 000028-X to extract, remove and dispose sand and gravel and other loose and unconsolidated materials authorized under Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and its revised IRR for industrial purposes on July 02, 2018 and had completely submitted the mandatory requirements pursuant to Section 74 of DAO No. 2010-21.

Series of Technical Conference has been conducted with Mr. Dulatre for the evaluation of his submitted documents that further led to the recommendation for the issuance of the ISAG Permit. The ISAG Permit has been signed by the Regional Director, Rex S. Monsanto, CESE and the terms and conditions of which has been signed accepted by Mr. Dulatre.

Oct 242018

On October 9, 2018, the BDRRM Training was conducted for the Victims of Disasters and Calamities of Misamis Oriental

The Office of Civil Defense-Region X invited MGB-Region X during its continuing Basic Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Trainings for various sectors.  MGB-X was invited as Resource Speaker on Understanding Geological Hazards and on Understanding Landslides and Subsidence Hazards. The BDRRM trainings were held at De Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.

The Urban Poor Sector in Cagayan de Oro City was the invited sector for the BDRRM Training held on October 11, 2018

Mines and Geosciences Bureau X Regional Director (seated 1st first, right side) discussed to Holcim Resources Development Corporation (HRDC) Manager, Engr. Tito Mendoza (seated second, left side) the Suspension of all Quarry operations in Regions l, lll,   CALABARZON, V, Vll, X Xl and Xlll as per Memorandum letter of MGB Directior Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano dated September 21, 2018, and   as per order from the DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu.

The suspension was in view of the recent landslide incidents in Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu that resulted to the deaths and missing persons, and damages to properties of communities near mining/quarry operations. The secretary has instructed identified MGB Regional Offices to conduct an immediate safety inspection and Geohazard assessment of the communities near the mining/quarry operations under their area of jurisdiction to prevent similar landslide incidents.  Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8
FOR:Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 8:00 AM, 14 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” INCREASES ITS THREAT OVER NORTHERN LUZON AS IT MOVES CLOSER.

Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. Stormy weather is expected over areas under TCWS#2 and TCWS#3. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area tomorrow early morning (Saturday,15 September). The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Visayas while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue monitoring for updates. Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #4
FOR: Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 11:00 AM, 13 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” HAS SLIGHTLY SLOWED DOWN AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD OVER THE PHILIPPINE SEA.

Typhoon “Ompong” continues to threaten Northern Luzon. Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in the northern Cagayan on Saturday morning (September 15). Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #3
FOR: Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 5:00 AM, 13 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED WHILE MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH.

The typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon. Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday morning (September 15). Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, and the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao. Continue reading »

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