MGB XII HOLDS CAPACITY BUILDING FOR MAGUAN CLAN SMALL-SCALE MINERS ASSOCIATION INC. (MCSSMAI) IN T’BOLI, SOUTH COTABATO
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted a 1-day capacity building and training for small scale miners, operators, and contractors in coordination with Maguan Clan Small Scale Miners Association Inc. (MCSSMAI) on March 1, 2021 in Barangay Poblacion, T’Boli, South Cotabato.
Engr. Mikel P. Ansao, MGB XII OIC-Mine Management Division together with Ma. Lyn E. Gimenez, Economist II, Engr. Aizah Lopez, Engineer III, and Engr. Wynlove C. Galagaran, Engineer II encouraged the participants to strengthen their reporting system. The activity aimed to impart and provide the Small-Scale Mining sector a better understanding and preparation of necessary reports effectively.
MGB XII INVESTIGATES SSM ILLEGAL OPERATION SITE
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted an investigation on the seized illegal mining activity in Barangay Obial, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat last February 3-4, 2021.
Engr. John Mikel P. Ansao, OIC-Mine Management Division of MGB XII, Engr. Wynlove Galagaran and Atty. Mary Charlen Joy P. Suedad coordinated with DENR XII Enforcement Division representative For. Sihawe A. Dalidig, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) representative For. Mando Maguid in Kalamansig, Municipal ENRO Samuel G. Repollo and representatives of BLGU Obial.
APPROVED MINING TENEMENTS INCREASE IN REGION XII
MGB XII Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad,Jr. released the Sultan Gold and Mineral Resources Incorporated (SGMRI) issued Exploration Permit (EP) to Datu Jun K. Camsa, the president of the aforementioned company on February 17, 2021 at the Office of the MGB XII Regional Director, Koronadal City.
MGB XII NEWS
- ADVISORY FOR SMALL-SCALE MINING, QUARRY AND SAND AND GRAVEL OPERATORS IN REGION XII
- Wednesday, 26 May 2021
- MGB XII CONDUCTS COASTAL VULNERABILITY ASSESMENT IN REGION XII
- Friday, 21 May 2021
A Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping was conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII Geohazard and Engineering Geology Section (GhEGS) in Kalamansig and Lebak, Province of Cotabato.
The assessment included the use of the Coastal Integrity Vulnerability Assessment Tool (CIVAT), shoreline mapping and documentation of shoreline characteristics, beach profiling and sediment sampling.
- MGB XII INSTALLS LANDSLIDE SIGNAGE IN MAGPET, PROVINCE OF COTABATO
- Friday, 21 May 2021
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII installed one landslide warning signage in Barangay Noa and Barangay Bagumbayan in Magpet, Province of Cotabato on May 11-12, 2021.
The signage, “BABALA: ANG LUGAR NA ITO AY DELIKADO SA LANDSLIDE,” is located along the national highway along the boundaries of the said barangays. The area is one of the identified areas as landslide prone that can be triggered by both earthquake and strong rainfall.
- GEOHAZARD ADVISORY RE: EFFECTS OF INTER-TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ) IN SOCCSKSARGEN REGION
- Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Based on PAGASA’s 24 Hour Weather Forecast issued at 4:00AM of May 18, 2021, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, BARMM and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms . This may bring rains in the region that may trigger landslides in elevated and mountainous areas, while flood may be experienced within low-lying areas adjacent to rivers. Flash flood is also possible along narrow creeks and rivers. Coastal municipalities and barangays in the region may experience surges brought by strong winds which are potential to generate flooding in these areas.
This Office encourages the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (LDRRMOs) in the region to refer to the MGB-XII geohazard maps and information in identifying safe areas for evacuation and appropriate evacuation routes. Utilization of these maps and data to properly inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is highly encouraged.
If you need more information and assistance on this matter, please feel free to contact us through our telephone numbers (083) 228-6130 or 228-6131.
- MGB XII LAUNCHES COASTAL CLEAN-UP AND MANGROVE TREE PLANTING IN BARANGAY TINOTO, MAASIM, SARANGANI
- Tuesday, 27 April 2021
In celebration of Earth Month, a Coastal Clean-Up and Mangrove Tree planting was initiated by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII joined by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Barangay Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani on April 26, 2021.
A total of 15 sacks of garbage were accumulated during the coastal clean-up. Ocean trash picked up along the coastline area included biodegradable, non-biodegradable and residual wastes. Most of the materials recovered were diapers, PET bottles, rubber, metals, worn-out clothes and wires.