The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region X joined Cagayan de Oro City and the entire nation in the observance of the 76th Araw ng Kagitingan held at the Divisoria Park in Cagayan de Oro City on 2018. April 9.  The commemoration was led by Cagayan de Oro City Mayor, Hon. Oscar S. Moreno.  In his message, Mayor Moreno exhorted today’s leaders to leave behind a legacy of service for the future generations. Continue reading »

The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental invited officials and representatives  from the DENR regional, PENRO, and CENRO offices; from PAGASA-Mindanao; and from the City Government of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, to a dialogue to discuss pending requirements on the proposed construction of the DOST-PAGASA Planetarium at Barangay Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental.  Misamis Oriental Governor, Hon. Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, presided over the meeting.   El Salvador City Mayor, Hon. Edgar S. Lignes, and barangay officials of Molugan, were in attendance.  The dialogue was held at the Provincial Training Center, Capitol Compound, Cagayan de Oro City on 2018. March 16.  MGB-X was represented by Osin A. Sinsuat, Jr., Chief Geologist, and Atty. Christine Uy-Lu, Legal Officer-III.

Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto`(seated 3rd from left) finally signed and approved the 5-Year, 4th phase from CY 2019-2022 – Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) of RCII and RCMI. Manager, Engr. Roel Piloton (seated 2nd from left)

Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto finally signed and approved the 4th phase Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) allocation for the next five years amounting to PhP33, 756,077.66 Millions funded from the projected operating costs of Republic Cement Iligan, Inc. and Republic Cement Mindanao, Inc. Both companies are operating under legitimate Mineral Production Sharing.

Since the first 5-year SDMP implementation, SDMP milestone are translated into livelihoods, infrastructures like water Systems Development, flood control, electrification, schools, Daycare and Health Centers were built. Medicines and vitamins were provided in their respective Barangay Health Centers and College scholars who successfully finished courses and graduated through the SDMP Scholarship Program.

For out-of-school-youth, skills training   were conducted to help them develop and enhance their capabilities.  These trainings in partnership with Technical Educational and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) include Shielded Metal Arc Welding, electrical installations and scaffolding erection.

MGB-X was invited as resource speaker on the “Geohazard Map of Northern Mindanao” during the First Quarterly Meeting of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – Disaster Preparedness Committee chaired by DILG-X and held in Cagayan de Oro City on 2018. February 20.  Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. gave the presentation.

IT Specialist Ramon S. Hong, Jr. presented the “Downloading of the 1:10,000 Scale Landslide and Flood Susceptibility Maps”.

Participants included, aside from the DILG and MGB, from PAGASA, PHIVOLCS, OCD, Army, PNP, BFP, NEDA, DA, DPWH.

The forum came up with a proposed Protocol on the integration of experiences and actual practices shared by members of the Disaster Preparedness Committee.

Feb 262018

Earth Tools and Trading Corporation, permit holder of an Industrial sand and gravel (ISAG)   with operations  at Brgy. Napaliran, Municipality of Balingsag, Misamis Oriental in coordination with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau X conducted an IEC on Responsible mining, Community Consultation and Annual Social Development and Management Program (ASDMP) Planning to the mining community of the said Barangay. The activity was conducted on Feruary 5, 2018 held at the Napaliran Social Welfare and Development Building. Continue reading »

In line with the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program, two(2) landslide warning signages were installed in the Municipality of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.

One warning signage was installed at Barangay Taguitic, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.  At boundary to the west is Anonang, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.

The second landslide warning signage was installed at Barangay Balili, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, boundary with Barangay Sta. Cruz, Kapatagan to the east. Continue reading »

Geologists Brenz Ryan Bautista and Rogin Aron Montalan, and Maria Raniela Orteza, Engineer II, attended the Orientation on Freedom of Information (FOI) Systems in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources held at the Ritz Hotel at Garden Oases, Davao City on 2017. December 21 to 22.  The two-day orientation was conducted in line with the implementation of Executive Order No. 2, Series of 2016 which operationalizes the people’s constitutional right to information in the executive branch.  The activity was participated by resource speakers from DENR-Central Office and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) along with representatives from the Regional and Field Offices, EMB and MGB Regional Offices of Regions 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

DENR Assistant Secretary for Anti-Corruption, Atty. Daniel Darius Nicer, gave a presentation on Freedom of Information (FOI) and the Environment. This was followed by the introduction of the EnvironMentor Android application, a mobile application developed by the DENR that utilizes GPS technology to summon relevant data in the area like geohazard maps, land classification, land cover and others.  This was followed with a presentation and demonstration of the EnvironMentor Web.  This includes the distribution of accounts to the Regional Offices, CENROs, EMB and MGB that will allow the uploading of information to EnvironMentor Web to be integrated in the EnvironMentor smartphone application.

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