Davao City councilor Conrado Baluran represented Mayor Sarah Duterte  in the ribbon cutting for the opening of 24th Annual Mining Symposium hosted by the Mindanao Association of Mining Engineers (MAEM), Inc. on June 22-24, 2017 at SMX Lanang Convention Center with a theme “Equitable, Responsible Utilization of Mineral Resources under a Federal Republic State”.  The event was highlighted by the presence of DENR Undersecretary and concurrent MGB Director Mario Luis J. Jacinto and technical paper presentations on mine rehabilitation, stability of tailings storage facility and sharing of royalty payments due to the Indigenous People, among others.