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Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII Mine Management Division Chief Hernani G. Abdon assumed his post as OIC, Office of the Regional Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau IX during the turn-over ceremony on March 5, 2020 in Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Outgoing Regional Director Engr. Alfredo T. Relampagos, who retired from government service formally turned over the MGB IX leadership to the Incoming OIC, Office of the Regional Director Engr. Hernani G. Abdon. By virtue of MGB Special Order No. 2020-026 effective March 6, 2020.

 The ceremony was graced by the Assistant Secretary for Finance, Information System and Mining Concerns, Engr. Nonita S. Caguioa, MGB Acting Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, DENR Region IX Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez, the 15 MGB Regional Directors, Division Chiefs from the MGB Central Office, EMB IX Regional Director Edgardo Callanta, MGB IX key officials and employees.

ASEC. Caguioa advised RD Abdon to serve with integrity and be mindful of the deadlines for the submission of reports as to improve the ranking of MGB IX.

On February 27, MGB XII, led by RD Felizardo A. Gacad Jr. serenaded RD Abdon during the send-off party attended by the former MGB-12 RD Constancio A. Paye, Jr. and other stakeholders. The event was filled with emotions as they reminisced how RD Abdon genuinely contributed his 20 years of service to the progress of the employees and MGB 12. | Photo courtesy: DENR Zamboanga Peninsula.

RD Abdon accepting the MGB IX key of responsibility from RD Relampagos