Feb 272019

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 »

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.

Feb 062017

MGB-X Contractual and Job Order employees as they listened to Mr. Arnold Velasco during the orientation-seminar on the salient features of SSS

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X in cooperation with the Social Security System (SSS) conducted an orientation seminar the salient features of the System on 3 February 2017 at the MGB-X Conference Room.

The said orientation-seminar was mainly for the Contractual and Job Order employees of the Regional Office which by nature of their employment are not covered by the GSIS Law. With the sole purpose to provide them with social security protection, MGB-X Management endeavored to have them covered by SSS. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) shall be entered into by both offices to proceed with the other phases of membership.

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