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.

The Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) held its 2017 Geological Convention (GEOCON) at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City on 2017. December 13-14.   The annual event aims to bring together geologists and other professionals with relation to the field for the purpose of sharing knowledge and ideas. The theme of GEOCON 2017 is Geologists: Partners for Common Good and Social Justice.

The event began with the welcome and opening remarks given by Atty. Fernando S. Penarroyo, the 2017 GSP President.  Atty. Penarroyo introduced the keynote speakers, which included Hon. Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang, Representative of the Lone District of Kalinga;  Undersecretary Atty. Bayani Agabin, Department of Finance; and Mr. Gerard H. Brimo,  Chairman, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, who talked on The Status of the Mining Industry.

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gave the keynote presentation on the West Philippine Sea on 2017. December 14.

“Total quality management is a journey, not a destination”

Aptly said by an anonymous author which describes the quest of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X to become an ISO 9001:2015 certified regional office.

Exactly forty-one (41) days from receiving the first nod of NQA Philippines, Inc., the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X again was rewarded with a thumb up for the efforts exerted to becoming a BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Certified Regional Office. With only Observation for Improvements (OFIs), no minor nor major non-conformance, the Regional Office is anticipating for its ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) UKAS Accreditation. Continue reading »

Dec 072017

“Kulturang Pinoy… Kulturang MGB 119 Taon Kapit-bisig Tungo sa Responsableng Pagmimina” banners this year’s founding anniversary of the Bureau.

Dating back during the Spanish regime, the Bureau was then known as the Inspeccion General de Minas, in-charge of the administration and disposition of minerals and mineral lands in the country. Since then, it has gone thru various reorganization with name changes from Departamento de Fomento or Department of Public Welfare under the Philippine Revolutionary Republic to Bureau of Mines during the Philippine Commonwealth and then again renamed as Bureau of Mines and Geosciences further making it more responsive to its varied functions. Continue reading »

2018 SDMP Signing

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Nov 272017

Engr. Roel Piloton- Environment and Community Relations Manager of Republic Cement Iligan, Inc. (RCII) and Republic Cement Mindanao, Inc. (RCMI) during the critiquing on the workshop result presented by the different SDMP Mining communities that include Barangays Kiwalan, Dalipuga, Acmac, Sta. Filomena, Bunawan, Bonbonon, Pagawan, Iligan City and Brgy. Paniangan of the Municipality of Manticao, Misamis Oriental. Continue reading »

A total of 180 mining stakeholders in Region 10 converged at the Dynasty Court Hotel on November 7, 2017 for the Regional Mining Summit conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 10. (MGB-10 RD Rex S. Monsanto inset)

Participants include quarry Operators, sand and gravel permit holders, Representatives from the Environmental and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) of Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon Environmental and Natural Resources Office (BENRO), Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO), City Environmental Management Office (CEMO), Iligan City, Local Government of Camiguin, PENRO of Misamis Oriental, CENROS of Initao, Ozamis and Oroquieta Cities and one Non-Government Organization representative from SULOG based in Cagayan de Oro City. Continue reading »

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