The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII joined the June 4, 2020 video conference of the Soccsksargen Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC), which was spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) XII.


MGB XII, under the leadership of Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad Jr., is a member of the Lines of Effort (LOE) under the Local Government Empowerment Cluster that ensures LGUs and other stakeholders will sustainably take the lead in peace-building efforts and, the Sectoral Unification Capacity-Building and Empowerment Cluster, which focuses on mobilizing all sectors of society to be free and resistant to infiltrations. MGB XII was ably represented by Melvin C. Sebua, OIC-Chief Geosciences Division, in the discussions and updates on implementation of activities and arising issues and concerns in pursuit of ending the local communist armed conflict in the region amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

MGB XII expressed its commitment to the implementation of Executive Order No. 70 or the Whole-of-Nation Approach signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on December 4, 2018 by supporting the RTF-ELCAC in conducting various strategies to address the problem of insurgency in the country.


MGB XII OIC-Chief Geosciences Division Melvin C. Sebua during the June 4, 2020 RTF-ELCAC video-conference