Davao City- The Riverbend Consolidated Mining Corporation (RCMC)/ ARC Nickel Resources Inc. (ANRI), in compliance with the Order issued by MGB XI to RCMC/ANRI on March 04, 2022, adopts the Mapagba and Pintatagan Rivers in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental.

It aims to continue the rehabilitation and monitoring of the Mapagba and Pintatagan Rivers after the Siltation incident in January 2022.

 The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XI (MGB XI), Environmental Management Bureau Region XI, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources XI (DENR XI), support the said activity and signed the Memorandum of Agreement on the Adopt-A-River Program on March 16, 2022.

MGB XI Regional Director Atty. Jasper Alberto H. Lascano acknowledges the intention of RCMC/ANRI to conserve, protect, and develop the rivers and will support them in implementing this agreement.

The signing of the MOA held at Go Hotels, Lanang Davao was attended by MGB XI Regional Director, EMB XI Regional Director Engr. Mario N. Bulacan, Director III Engr. Maribel P. Alicer, DENR XI Regional Executive Director Bagani Fidel A. Evasco, ANRI Safety Health Manager Lito Mortilla, Provincial Environment, and Natural Resources Officer Pablito M. Ofrecia, and OIC- City Environment and Natural Resources Lupon Henry G. Yap.

“DENR XI, MGB XI, EMB XI, and RCMC/ANRI signified to collaborate our resources and complement each other’s services in supporting the sustainable development of this program”, Atty. Lascano said

RCMC/ANRI will follow the relevant environmental laws and undertake maintenance of the rehabilitation of the said rivers in accordance with the set standards.