The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) RXI recently padlocked the small scale mining activities conducted by Mr. Joel Apolinario, Mr. Ivy “Bong” Flores and Mr. Paul Galicia located at Purok 23 Pulang Lupa, Barangay Ngan, Compostela, Compostela Valley Province.
The padlocking was done for lack of the necessary permits and following the issuance of Cease and Desist Order (CDO) issued by MGB RXI as represented by Regional Director Atty. Jasper Alberto H. Lascano.
The activity was with the participation and assistance of the local government unit of Brgy. Ngan, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)- CENRO Monkayo and the Philippine Army 66th Infantry Batallion.