Holcim celebrates Philippine Environment Month

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Holcim Mining and Development Corporation in collaboration with the stakeholders of Barangay San Miguel, Tibungco, Bunawan and Ilang, Davao City, celebrates Philippine Environment Month 2016. A total of one thousand five hundred (1,500) seedlings (200-Narra, 600-Falcata and 700-Mahogany) were planted in the 1.43 hectares mined out area on June 9, 2016 adjacent to 600 seedlings of Mahogany planted last month.

Mine Safety Technical Conference with Apex Mining Co., Inc.

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MGB Regional Office No. XI calls for a Technical Conference with the Apex Mining Co., Inc. (AMCI) to identify all possible causes of non-fatal/fatal accidents in the underground operations involving conventional mining contractor “con-con” contract workers under the supervision of AMCI and to find all options/solutions to mitigate/prevent future accidents at Outback Safari, Bacaca Road, Davao City on May 31, 2016.

MGB RXI attends training on Web Migration and Development

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Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Offices’ Information Technology personnel attend Training on Web Migration and Development using the Joomla 3.0x Web Template on May 24-27, 2016 at Icon Hotel, Timog, Quezon City hosted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau. This is in compliance with the Administrative Order No. 39, s. 2013, mandating government agencies to migrate to the Government Hosting Service (GWHS) of the Department of Science and Technoogy-Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO).

MGB RXI CONDUCTS GAD/HIV-AIDS SEMINAR WORKSHOP

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office No. XI of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources conducts a 2-day Seminar Workshop on Gender Sensitivity Orientation Briefing and HIV-AIDS at Eden Mountain Resort, Eden Bayabas, Toril, Davao City on May 13 and 14, 2016. This is in line with the Gender and Development (GAD) advocacy program to orient and re-orient the newly hired and other MGB employees to be more gender responsive public servant. HIV-AIDS, a serious threat especially in Region XI and one of the highest turnouts of HIV-AIDS cases in the country was also discussed by the Resource Speaker Ms. Pricilla Senoc, the Health Education Program Officer III of the Davao City Health Office.

APEX Mining Co., Inc MRFC-MMT Visits Two (2) Nickel Projects in Northern Mindanao

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The Apex Mining Co., Inc. Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC)-Multi-Partite Monitoring Team (MMT) headed by MRFC Chair Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano had courtesy call to the Municipal Vice mayor Alfred Arreza of Municipality of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur. The team visited Carrascal Nickel Corporation and Taganito Mining Corporation for its 2-day (April 20-21, 2016) benchmarking to exchange ideas and learn best practices in terms of environmental management and community development projects of the Company to its communities.

Joint Site Inspection in two (2) Nickel Projects at Macambol, Mati, Davao Oriental

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Joint site inspection conducted by MGB XI, DENR-RXI, LGU of Barangay Macambol, and Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing of the mining operation of Hallmark Mining Corporation/Austral-Asia Link Mining Corporation and Mil-Oro Mining corporation in Barangay Macambol, Mati City, Davao Oriental on April 13, 2016 to address the issues and concerns of Benedectine Sisters of Tutzing and other stakeholders.

MGB-RXI Conducts IEC to Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao Oriental

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Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano conducted Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign to the 146th Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao Oriental on the Status of Austral-Asia Link Mining Corporation and Hallmark Mining Corporation on April 12, 2016. He also presented the Issuance of Cease and Desist Order to temporarily stop the mining development-related activities of Mil Oro Corporation pending approval by the DENR Secretary the Operating Agreement executed by and between the Austral-Asia Link Mining Corporation, Hallmark Mining Corporation and Mil Oro Corporation. The Missionary Benedectine Sister of Tutzing and other stakeholders submitted a petition letter to stop its mining operation and set a joint inspection in the area to address their issues and concerns. The August body was provided a copy of the Declaration of Mining Project Feasibility (DMPF), Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC), Cease and Desist Order, Special Tree Cutting permit and Special Land Use Permit for the Mini-wharf issued by the DENR-RXI and the approved Social Development Management Program (SDMP).

MGB RXI Conducts IEC to Sangguniang Panlungsod of Mati City

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Mining Claims Examiner II Samuel E. Guadalupe presented to the 14th Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao Oriental the Status of Austral-Asia Link Mining Corporation and Hallmark Mining Corporation on April 6, 2016. Arvin Carlom, the Community Relations Officer (CRO) of the two (2) mining companies also presented to the August body the activities and mitigating measures to address the environmental impact of their mining operation in Macambol, Mati, Davao Oriental.

MGB RXI Presents Law Enforcement Accomplishments

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Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, Officer-In-Charge, Office of the Regional Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. XI presents the Functions and Law Enforcement activities and accomplishments of the Office during the 219th Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC) 11 Regular Monthly Meeting hosted by the Eastern Mindanao Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (EMCIDU) at PRO II Clubhouse, Camp Quintin M. Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City on March 23, 2016