The Barangay Council of Villaflor, Oroquieta City receives the 8 boxes each of canned sardines and noodles, a SDMP assistance of Epics Motors and General Merchandise crushing plant through its company manager, Mr. Epifanio Boaquiňa (right).

Brgy. Capt. Elmo Ragandang (left) of Sta. Ana, Tagoloan receives the 20 sacks of rice, boxes of sardines and noodles for the community.

Turn-over of medicines and vitamins for Barangay Bonbonon, Iligan City, a SDMP mining community of RCII

Please open and read our advisory regarding submission of report re: Realignment of Unutilized SDMP Funds for Covid19 using the attached form. The deadline for the submission is tomorrow afternoon.
Please inform all mining companies concerned, tomorrow is the deadline of the 1st submission and please post it to your respective website.
For strict compliance according to Director Wilfredo G. Moncano.
Mar 182020

Engr. Rodante B. Felina discussing the context of Responsible Mining to the Senior High School students of Lugait National High School

On February 26, 2020, MGB X conducted an IEC on Mining Laws and Responsible Mining to the Senior High School students of Lugait National High School. More than one hundred students participated with the said activity. The presentation was given by Mr. Rodante B. Felina, the chief of Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division, about “Responsible Mining Awareness.”


The activity started with an ice breaker where students were more than game as they danced and laughed following the video showed on the screen. After which, Engr. Rodante B. Felina started his presentation.

At the start, the students were still quite skeptical about responsible mining. With the lack of knowledge, and how it is represented by the media, some students raised their concern and firmly showed their stand—being against it. Mr. Felina, however, took it as a good opportunity to show them a more comprehensive idea of what responsible mining is and to also make them understand more on the pros of mining. After the presentation, students were enlightened about the topic as smiles were evident on their faces. Continue reading »

The 2020 MGB Geoscience Workshop was held at Quezon City on February 10 to 14.  The Workshop gathered geologists from the MGB-Central Office Lands Geological Survey Division (LGSD) and from the regional Geosciences Divisions to report on the accomplishments on the various geoscience Programs, Projects, and Activities (PPAs) for CY 2019, discuss issues and concerns encountered in the conduct of the projects, present the CY 2020 targets, and to update and standardize methodologies and maps.

Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, Director of the Mines and Geoscience Bureau, graced the occasion on the opening day and gave an update on the possible creation of two(2) new departments, the Department of Disaster Resilience and the Department of Water.

Parallel sessions were held to discuss the various MGB geoscience programs – Geohazards Program, Geologic Quadrangle Mapping Program, Groundwater Assessment Program, and the Mineral Reservation Program.

In line with the DENR-MGB National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program,  landslide warning signages were installed adjacent to the national highway along Barangay Danao in the Municipality of Jasaan, Province of Misamis Oriental on 2020. January 17.  The activity was coordinated with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.

Photo showing arrow pointing at signage installed in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, boundary with the Municipality of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.

Another landslide warning signage installed along the national highway at Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.






Geologists attended the Annual Geological Convention (GEOCON 2019) held at the Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila on 2019. December 4 to 5.  GEOCON 2019 had for its theme, “Geoscience for a resilient and sustainable Philippines”.

The Geological Convention is an annual gathering of geologists in the Philippines organized by the Geological Society of the Philippines. Technical papers of research and recent innovations were presented. There were three sessions with different topics, namely, Tectonics and Geodynamics, Multidisciplinary Approaches, and Stratigraphy and Paleontology.  Among the presentations was “The October 2019 Cotabato earthquake sequence: Parameters and Impacts” presented by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Issued at 4:00 PM, 19 December 2019


At 3:00 PM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 860 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (5.9 °N, 133.7 °E). Trough of LPA affecting the northeastern section of Mindanao.

Forecast Weather Conditions:

Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Central Visayas, and Leyte provinces. Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, Possible flash floods and landslides during severe thunderstorm. Continue reading »

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