MGB XII Joins Mangrove Planting in Observance of National Disaster Resilience Month 2018
In relation to the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month 2018, the Office of the Civil Defense XII (OCD XII) together with the member agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council XII (RDRRMC XII), conducted Mangrove Planting in Brgy. Buayan, General Santos City on July 13, 2018.
Thirty-four (34) MGB XII employees enthusiastically joined the activity and planted Bakawan Trees. The activity was also held as a commitment of the region to the national greening program. The same was participated by different government agencies in the region, as well as some private companies and organizations.
MGB-XII Joins Tayo ang Kalikasan Launching, Sarangani Bay Summit
Various DENR agencies, local government units, NGOs, and educational institutions in Region XII gathered together to launch the Mindanao leg of the DENR-led People’s Environment Stewardship Movement-“Tayo Ang Kalikasan” and Sarangani Bay Summit at the SM City Gensan Atrium, General Santos City on June 29-July 1, 2018.
DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu graced the event as the speaker, wherein he emphasized that the protection of the environment is a shared responsibility between the government and the citizens of the country and encouraged everyone from different sectors to actively participate in the campaigns of Tayo ang Kalikasan.
Sec. Cimatu also toured around the different booths set up by the participating agencies boasting their locally sourced products and ongoing projects.
At the MGB XII booth, geologists from the agency showcased different rock and mineral samples found in the region and explained how these can be utilized for daily use at home, in school, office, and in different industries.
SECRETARY CIMATU UNVEILS BUILDING MARKER IN MGB XII
DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu paid a visit to Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region XII office and unveiled the symbolic new building marker during the inauguration ceremony on June 28, 2018 at the Prime Regional Center, Barangay Carpenter Hill in Koronadal City. Joining him in the symbolic unveiling ceremony were DENR XII Regional Director Nilo B. Tamoria, CESE and Koronadal City Acting Mayor Atty. Eliordo U. Ogena.
In his inaugural speech, Secretary Cimatu congratulated the MGB XII officers and staff for having constructed a building facility on a lot donated by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Koronadal City. “We are proud of you and consider the building’s completion as your milestone,” Cimatu said.
MGB Acting Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano also applauded the MGB XII headed by Regional Director Engr. Constancio A. Paye, Jr. for working hard to finally complete the whole construction of the building which provides ease and convenience in serving clients and the general public.
MGB XII NEWS
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region XII conducted the Information Education Communication (IEC) on responsible mining to the student participants, teachers, and parents during the Regional Eco-Scilympics held at Kalawag Central Elementary School at Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on November 24. The event was a convergence of science enthusiasts of different schools within SOCCSKSARGEN Region to compete for the best science investigatory project researchers, quiz, and other contests. Geologist Jilvert Mondido and Mary Ann C. Tenorio presented the topics of Earth Science and responsible mining, respectively.
The IEC team got the chance to be included in the event through the invitation of Ms. Josie Teofila Quijano, science coordinator of Department of Education, Region XII. Students and teachers were interested to the topic of earth science and the mineral ores exhibited during the presentation. They were enlightened that the ore samples taken from the exploration stage is done through drilling of less than 3 inches holes contrary to their belief that drilling was done through excavation of large holes. Likewise, they were able to understand that everything we use in our daily lives, from waking up in the morning to sleep, are from the products of mining.
The IEC to the Regional Eco-Scilympics is part of the continuous campaign of the MGB regional office for the promotion and awareness of responsible mining. It is also the action taken by the office in response to the call of the DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to counter the negative publicity or misinformation on mining.
On November 15, a similar IEC was undertaken at Meeting Room 2 of SM City, General Santos City. The participants were DepEd teachers and school principals, LGU planners and executives and their representatives and other stakeholders. MGB will continue its drive to inform the students and teachers of the region on the correct information on mining.Read more ...
Monday, 30 October 2017
Monday, 30 October 2017