The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted its first fact-to-face activity for the 1st Quarter Management Conference (ManCon) after two years since pandemic.
 
The ManCon was primarily participated by 15 MGB Regional Directors from all over the country, Division Chiefs from the MGB Central Office, and headed by the MGB Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano. During the opening program, DENR Secretary Jim O. Sampulna virtually gave his message and directed MGB to ensure that agency targets are accomplished and even surpassed.
 
This Management Conference was hosted by MGB-XI headed by Atty. Jasper Alberto H. Lascano, Regional Director. “We are happy to host the first face to face MGB management conference as our share to showcase best practices also in Davao Region.”, said RD Lascano.
 
The conference was also graced by other DENR Officials: Assistant Secretary for Finance, Information Systems and Mining Concerns, Engr. Nonita S. Caguioa; Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – Eastern Mindanao, Ruth M. Tawantawan; and Undersecretary for Field Operations – Luzon, Visayas and Environment, Atty. Juan Miguelm T. Cuna.
 
The continuous streamlining of application processes for mining permit/contracts; implementation of Use it or Lose it policy where projects not giving revenue benefits to the government; and, conduct and requiring mining companies to set up real-time monitoring instruments/technology were among the topics discussed during the ManCon.
 
“This Management Conference shall remain to be the venue to promote the advocacy for responsible mining and the commitment of MGB for its mandate and public service,” as stressed by RD Lascano.