Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region XI Regional Executive Director Bagani Fidel Evasco and Mines Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Jasper Alberto Lascano conducted a meeting with Provincial Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga on the Small-Scale Mining (SSM) and Large-Scale Mining Issues in the Province, particularly of the issues in Pantukan, Diwalwal Mineral Reservation Area, and Mainit Hot Spring Protected Landscape.

MGB XI RD Lascano presented his Policy Foresight Paper, titled “#KitaAngDiwalwal: The Future of Small-Scale Mining in Mt. Diwata” to the Honorable Governor. Likewise, RD Lascano recommended strengthening the Minahang Bayan and the joint collaboration on enforcement against Illegal SSM within Davao de Oro, along with other MGB recommendations.