The Mines and Geosciences Bureau RXI attended the Information Summit headed by the Philippine Information Agency RXI and the Philippine Mining Development Corp. recently at the Monkayo Dome, Brgy. Poblacion, Monkayo, Comval. The theme of the event was “Save the Naboc River” which aims to clean up the Naboc River that has been subjected to years of indiscriminate dumping of mine wastes and tailings.

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, however, targeted Mt. Diwalwal as one of its flagship projects to be addressed during the Duterte administration. Hence the issuance of Special Order No. 2018-593 dated July 11, 2018 creating the Provincial Task Force Naboc River with functions that include among others, implement the Diwalwal Mineral Reservation Area Development Plan, formulate a comprehensive plan of action for Naboc River in order to address the environmental problems brought about by mining and illegal logging activities. And also apprehend, confiscate, seize, and investigate illegally sourced and traded minerals and coordinate with LGUs, MGB, EMB and other government agencies on the immediate transfer of all processing plants to Mabatas processing zone in Upper Ulip, Monkayo, Comval.