The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region X took the occasion as host of the weekly flag-raising ceremony and Monday convocation at the DENR-X compound in Cagayan de Oro City on 2018. April 16 to highlight the celebration of Earth Month, with the coming Sunday, 2018. April 22, as Earth Day Celebration.

Chief Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. gave a brief history of Earth Day celebration (from research):

“The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 is considered to be the birthday of the modern environmental protection movement. Continue reading »

Participating Mines and Geosciences Bureau personnel from the different regions to the Seminar-Workshop on ITAPS, SWEEPS and Disclosure of Public Information for 8888 Hotline Focal Persons

To ensure effective implementation of 8888 Hotline, a seminar-workshop on Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS), Efficient and Effective Public Service (SWEEPS), Freedom on Information and Data Privacy Protocol for 8888 Hotline Focal Persons,    a series of seminar-workshops (first batch) was conducted on April 17-19, 2018. The venue was at the Hive Hotel in  Quezon City and  was attended by 8888 Focal persons from the different DENR Regional Offices and line Bureaus like the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the Environmental Management Bureau.

The white cartolina represents a sample charter, part of the Seminar-Workshop was the preparation of each Agency’s charter given a limited time of five (5) minutes by the speaker from the Office of the Ombudsman Manila.

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 »

Region 10 delegates from EMB, MGB, DENR and PENROs together with Ms. Merlinda Manila (seated 3rd from left) of DENR Action Center, Dir. Marychelle Santos (seated 2nd from right) of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary and Dir. Sabrina Cruz,(seated 4rth from left) Strategic communication and Initiatives Services.

A two-day Orientation and Workshop on the Institutionalization of HOTLINE 8888 was conducted on February 15-16, 2018 held at the Ritz Hotel, Garden Oases, Davao City for Mindanao Cluster.

Participants include representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Offices such as PENROs, PEMUs and the line Bureaus, Mines and Geosciences Bureau and Environmental Management Bureau respectively.

The objective of the Training was to capacitate the focal person of each agency to ensure the efficient implementation of 8888 Hotline pursuant to Executive Order No. 6 series of 2016 and to harmonize the existing public feedback mechanism of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) to this Hotline.

The first leg of the 2-day activity was the introduction of Executive Order No. 6 and the orientation of the Hotline 8888 presented by Director Marychelle Gay T. Santos, Director IV, Office of the Cabinet Secretary.

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