As Republic Act 10121 prescribes, all government offices are mandated to conduct a quarterly earthquake drill and exercise. Hence, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X executed the required activities for its 2nd Quarter earthquake drill and exercise last August 8, 2019.

With the primary aim of preparing for the occurrence of an earthquake, the drill provides a timely exercise and for each personnel to be acquainted on appropriate response when an actual earthquake will occur. Continue reading »

In a jubilant installation ceremony last 20 August 2019, Engr. Efren B. Carido now heads the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X workforce with no less than Director Wilfredo G. Moncano installing him as OIC, Regional Director pursuant to DENR Special Order No. 2019-556 dated August 8, 2019 and signed by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu. Witnessed by MGB-X personnel and some DENR-X officials, RD Carido received the banner handed to him by Engr. Daniel S. Belderol symbolizing the turn-over of responsibilities as the new head of MGB-X.

In his acceptance speech, RD Carido said that he positively feels at home with MGB-X. Further on his speech, he clearly laid down concrete directions to where he wants to steer MGB-X to. He has clear directions and plans for each division such as the need to capacitate the LGUs in the processing of locally issued permits like CSAG. He wants MSESDD to create linkage with the academe in its efforts to intensify IEC campaign and help change the negative views on mining. Continue reading »

Pursuant to Sec. 8 of Presidential Decree No. 1566 and as an extremely important part in disaster preparedness plan, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X conducted an earthquake drill and exercise on February 21, 2019.

The primary objective of the drill is to practice timely and appropriate response when an actual earthquake will occur.

At the sound of the alarm, all personnel executed the “duck, cover, and hold” position. As soon as the alarm went off, purposely they all went outside in rows to the designated safe area bringing with them medicine kits and other disaster ready tools. The drill coordinator then performed a head count vis-à-vis attendance of the day to make sure that nobody is trapped or have been left behind.

Earthquake drills and exercises will be conducted quarterly as the law prescribes.

Representatives of MGB Regional Office No. X, together with DENR, city and barangay officials, joined in the clean-up activity at Bitan-ag Creek on February 16, 2019 in Brgy. Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. Truckloads of trashes were collected on that day.

MGB Regional Office No. X joined in the nationwide observance of Rizal Day on December 30, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City.  City Mayor, Hon. Oscar S. Moreno, delivered the message at the Divisoria Park.  After the mayor’s speech, MGB-X joined other government offices in laying a wreath at the Rizal monument. The occasion marked the 122nd death anniversary and martyrdom of Dr. Jose P.  Rizal.

All too often, technical report writing is loaded with unintelligible jargons, graphs and charts making it incomprehensible to most readers.  Sometimes reports fail to convey its real message either for the lack or overload of words.  Hence, a two-day seminar workshop on Technical Report Writing was conducted last May 24-25, 2018 at the VIP Hotel this city and was participated in by both non-technical and technical personnel of the Regional Office.

The two-day workshop provides learners with the knowledge to make professional writing more direct, informative, and concise for intended audiences.  Salvador C. dela Peña, Ph.D, Chairperson of the Department of Languages, Literature and Performing Arts of Liceo de Cagayan University provided scholarly inputs highlighting grammar correctness. Continue reading »

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 »

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