The Mines and Geosciences Bureau RXI recently inspected rod mills and stock pile of gold ores inside processing plants in Mt. Diwalwal led by MGB RXI regional director Atty. Jasper Alberto H. Lascano. Together with him are MGB RXI technical staff and Mt. Diwalwal barangay captain Pedro Samillano and barangay councilors.
In view of the critical environmental and social conditions now prevailing in Mt. Diwalwal, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary Roy A. Cimatu, through the Philippine Mining Development Corporation, gave instruction to stop the illegal mining and mineral processing activities of major operators in Diwalwal and hasten their transfer to Mabatas processing zone.