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Mines Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. joins the press conference of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XII through the Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) with key officials on July 9, 2020 in Koronadal City.

RD Gacad together with DENR XII Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer, Assistant Regional Executive Director (ARED) for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon, and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) XII RD Engr. Omar M. Saikol discussed with the media the agency’s transition of new leadership and the department’s updates on its environmental programs and projects. 

 “One of the functions of MGB XII is to assist in geohazard assessments. We inform the LGUs of the geologic conditions of areas and recommend what may be done.” RD Gacad pointed out that the common impression is that MGB identifies the relocation site. He, however, reiterated that the LGUs identify the area, MGB XII presents its findings and recommendations to the LGU and the latter makes a more informed decision guided by the former’s recommendations.

“DENR XII will be constantly innovative. We will not be complacent. There is always room for innovation.” RD Alicer underscored that he will closely coordinate with the line bureaus and implied the need for the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENRO) and Community Environment Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) to assist in the implementation of the programs of MGB and EMB, respectively.

Media partners from the Philippine Information Agency XII, Bombo Radyo, Radyo Bida, RMN-DXKR, Brigada FM, Manila Star R12, MindaNews, IInfinite Radio, Energy FM and NDBC took part in the said conference.

RD Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. explains the mandate of MGB XII during the July 9, 2020 press conference held at the DENR XII Function Room
Members of the Information Coordinating Network (ICON) XII together with RED Felix Alicer (sitting, 2nd from the right), ARD-TS Mama G. Samaon (sitting, 1st frm the right), RD Felizardo Gacad Jr. (sitting, 1st from the left) and RD Omar Saikol (sitting, 2nd from the left)