In order to provide an avenue for important policies and updates to be cascaded down the line of command, the Finance and Administrative Division of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X spearheads the conduct of a General Meeting cum Employees’ Day last April 24, 2017 at the MGB-X Conference Room.

To ensure that usual office transactions will not be disrupted, personnel were divided into two (2) batches. Mr. Jerome N. Ventic, Chief Administrative Officer discussed on Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) delving more on its purpose and relevance in the current public service setting it being output driven. He also mentioned that SPMS is one of the bureaucracy’s strategy in recognizing and rewarding the efforts of its employees. ISO initiatives of the regional office was also discussed highlighting the different training programs that have been conducted in pursuit to become an ISO Certified regional office in its Quality Management System. Continue reading »

As part of the Bureau’s stringent recruitment and selection process, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted another simultaneous nationwide written and online examinations last 21 April 2017 with Engr. Glenn Marcelo C. Noble, Chief of Planning, Planning and International Affairs Division as examiner.

Applicants vying for available positions in the MGB-X took the Job Knowledge Test (JKT) in the morning and the required online examinations in the afternoon such as the General Aptitude Test (GAT),  Ethics Oriented Personality Test (EOPT) and Managerial Competency Test for supervisory positions. Continue reading »

IEC (Information, Education, Communication) on Geologic Hazards and Disaster Awareness and Preparedness (Disaster Risk Reduction) were conducted for the local government units of Bukidnon province, Malaybalay City, Valencia City, and the municipalities of Cabanglasan, Impasug-ong, Lantapan, San Fernando, and Quezon, all in Bukidnon province.  Participants included the punong barangays, barangay disaster risk reduction and management officers (BDRRMOs), and representatives from every barangay from the women’s, senior citizens, PWD, and youth sectors.  Participants also included the Provincial, City, and Municipal (P/C/M) Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers, Government Operations Officers, Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Planning and Development Coordinators, Engineers, and Social Welfare and Development Officers, among others. Continue reading »

Issued at: 5:00AM today, 20 March 2017

Synopsis: At 4:00 am today, the low pressure area(LPA) was estimated based on all available data at235 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (9.4N,128.2E).Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.

FORECAST:Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides is expected over Eastern Visayas and CARAGA.Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of Bicol, Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao.Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rainswill prevail over Batanes, Cagayan and Ilocos Norte. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast with slight to moderate seas. Continue reading »

Geologist Rogin Aron B. Montalan attended the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) meeting called by the Office of Civil Defense-10 on March 6, 2017. The meeting was presided by OCD-10 Regional Director Liza R. Mazo. DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe attended the meeting. The agenda of the meeting included the following:

  • PAGASA Weather Update and Forecast by Ms. Ann Fortich relative to the Low Pressure Area affecting parts of Mindanao.
  • Response activities made by the Government Agencies in Cagayan de Oro:
    • Mines and Geosciences Bureau conducted river and creek monitoring on March 6, 2017.
    • Department of Health on Code White.
    • DPWH monitoring the canals and highways every 8 hours. Continue reading »

Participants of the Administrative Policies and Systems Workshop held last February 28-March 2, 2017 at the Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

Fifteen Regional Offices converged at the Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Binakayan, Kawit Cavite on February 28 to March 2, 2017 for the Administrative Policies and Systems Workshop. This was attended by the Chief Administrative Officers, Administrative Officer V, MGBEA Chapter Presidents and personnel from the Procurement Services, facilitated by the Administrative Division of the Central Office.

Chief Administrative Officer Jerome N. Ventic, Administrative Officer V Joanne Rose O. Alvarez, MGBEA-X Chapter President Mary Jossel H. Dispo and Inventory Clerk Sarah Jane R. Legaspi attended the said seminar-workshop which is aimed at harmonizing administrative systems and to provide updates on current policies concerning the Bureau.

Simultaneous workshops on Administrative Systems gathered Regional Chief AOs and Administrative Officer V to discuss matters concerning Personal Services Itemization and Plantilla of Personnel vis-à-vis the implementation of the Program Expenditure Classification (PREXC); and review of the FY 2017 Training Plans and Programs which then serves as basis for the preparation of the FY 2018 Training Programs. Outputs of which serve as inputs in the simultaneously conducted Planning Workshop in preparation for the FY 2018 Budget Proposals.  Updates on Administrative matters such as recruitment, selection and promotion; property plan and equipment; official and personal travels; scholarship and study leave; important CSC updates were highlighted.

Supply Officers and PHILGEPS handlers gathered to discuss procurement related policies vis-à-vis the revised RA 9184, PHILGEPS posting and the accomplishment of the Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator (APCPI).

The three-day seminar-workshop concluded with the emphasis on Professional Accountability which every civil servant should be very aware of since a public duty is a public trust and calls for a high standard of ethics, highest degree of excellence, professionalism, intelligence and skill. That as civil servants one should be at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest.

Mar 092017

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Issued at: 5:00AM today, 09 March 2017

Synopsis:Tail-end of a cold frontaffecting the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao.Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon.

FORECAST:Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over CARAGA and Zamboanga Peninsula.Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms is expected over Visayas, the rest of Mindanao and the province of Palawan. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will prevail over Metro Manila andthe rest of Luzon.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon, Visayas and Eastern Mindanao. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast with slight to moderate seas. Continue reading »

Prof. Dina D’ Ayala, the Co-Director of EPICentre, giving the lecture on Global Framework for Safer Schools

Geologist Jenisse Dowell N. Medel attended the Seminar on SCOSSO: An Overview of Multi-Hazard Vulnerability Assessment of Schools (The Case of Cagayan de Oro City).  The seminar was held at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City on February 14, 2017.  The seminar consisted of three(3) lectures, showcasing the hazard assessment of schools in Cagayan de Oro City, which was conducted by experts from the University College London (UCL).  Survey results of the SCOSSO (Safer COmmunities through Safer SchOols in the Philippines) Project, which started last August 2016, was also presented during the seminar.

The first lecture was on Global Framework/Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) given by Prof. Dina D’Ayala, the Co-Director of Earthquake and People Interaction Centre (EPICentre) based in UCL. Included in the GPSS is the establishment of a baseline for school safety, as well as the vulnerability assessment of schools in disaster-prone regions of the world. Continue reading »

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