Davao City – Officials of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, headed by Director Wilfredo G. Moncano, together with ASEC for Finance, Information Systems and Mining Concerns, Engr Nonita S. Caguioa and MGB Regional Directors all over the country convened on April 6, 2022 for the 1st Quarter 2022 Management Conference and Mine Visit.
The officials conducted the mine site visit in the operating area of Riverbend Consolidated Mining Corporation (RCMC)/ ARC Nickel Resources Inc. (ANRI), Banaybanay, Davao Oriental and looked into the development of their approved Corrective Measures Program in line with the 13-14 January 2022 incident of siltation and discoloration of Mapagba and Pintatagan Rivers. As per observation of the visiting body, the river condition improved since the corrective measures were implemented. This was also validated by the results of the water quality sampling conducted by the Environmental Management Bureau, RXI – Provincial Environmental Management Unit of Davao Oriental, last March 30-31, 2022, which showed the rivers’ better physical parameters. Atty. Moncano of MGB Central Office was appreciative of the efforts of both the national and local government, particularly of RCMC/ANRI for their commitment in rehabilitating the affected rivers.