Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) technical and non-technical personnel strike a pose during an Annual Technical Forum held at Paraiso Verde Resort in Koronadal City on November 6-9, 2018. The Forum is an annual conference among engineers and scientists of the MGB nationwide featuring research papers, field investigation results and thesis reports of graduate school scholars. These comprise the entries for the competition categorized into: 1)

Best Technical Paper, 2) Best Policy Paper, 3) Best Presenter; and 4) Best Poster. Seated, second row (L to R), former DENR Undersecretary and MGB Director Jeremias L. Dolino and Mario Luis J. Jacinto, MGB Assistant Director Danilo U. Uykieng, DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria, Koronadal City Mayor Peter B. Miguel, MGB Acting Director Wilfredo G. Moncano, Director Edwin G. Domingo of DENR Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service, Engr. Ma. Theresa T. Ignacio, professor at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology and MGB-12 Regional Director Constancio A. Paye, Jr.