Davao City – As the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. XI (MGB XI) strengthens its stakeholder engagement towards responsible mining, Regional Director Atty. Jasper Alberto Lascano conferred with newly elected Governor Corazon Nuñez-Malanyaon of Davao Oriental to discuss the status of the mineral industry within the province.

Among the matters discussed were the status of mining tenements, list of large-scale and small-scale mining operators and updated tenement and geohazard maps.

“We are dedicated to working hand-in-hand with the local government in ensuring that all mining operators within Davao Oriental are compliant and continually adhere to responsible mining practices”, said RD Lascano as he addressed the LGU’s issues and concerns on the compliance of mining operations within the province.

Gov. Malanyaon affirms her commitment to the strict implementation and enforcement of mining laws to protect the rights and interest of the province and the people of Davao Oriental.