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. On site of the illegal Mineral Processing Plant are abandoned mining pits and scraps of tools and equipment. The illegal mining activity was apprehended by CENRO Kalamansig together with the Municipal Police Officers. The illegally sourced mineral products, tools, conveyances and some equipment were in the possession of CENRO Kalamansig for safe keeping. In line with MGB MC No. 2018-01 or Guidelines in the Conduct of Apprehension, Seizure, Confiscation and Disposition of Illegally Sourced Minerals/ Mineral Products and By-Products, Tools, Conveyances and Equipment Used, MGB XII created an apprehension team for the legal confiscation of the used mining tools and equipment.

To improve management of the TSFs, MGB XII recommended that Tribal Mining Corporation conduct a hazard identification, risk assessment, and establish an Emergency Preparedness and Response Program (EPRP) for identified potential emergencies.


MGB XII recognized the exemplary performance of some key personnel through the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee on February 1, 2021 at the MGB XII Conference Room in Koronadal City.

To ensure the accomplishment of the annual targets of MGB XII for CY2021, OIC Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. led the strategic planning on January 26, 2021 at MGB XII Conference Room, Koronadal City. MGB XII key personnel guided by their Division Chiefs presented their corresponding annual targets for the year.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted a field verification of the proposed Minahang Bayan in Barangay Kematu, Tboli, South Cotabato last November 16, 2020.