The Mines and Geosciences Bureau RXI conducted an information, education and communication activity with the Sangguniang Bayan of Manay, Davao Oriental. Among the matters discussed during the dialogue with the legislative body of the Municipality of Manay, Davao Oriental include, among others, the permitting procedures, the requirements for the granting of sand and gravel quarry permit under the LGU and the required distance of the quarry operation from the shoreline. There was also a question on the procedural requirement with regards to  exploration permit application particularly on the role of the LGU in the granting or denying of exploration permit application.

Engr. Cerilo L. Ecle, head of the Mining Tenement Section under the Mine Management Division presented the Status and Direction of the Mining Industry in Region RXI. Together with Engr. Ecle is Ryan Anthony A. Paran, Senior Science Research Specialist under the Mine Environment Safety and Social Development Division who presented the topic on Social Development Management Program.