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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted a 1-day capacity building and training for small scale miners, operators, and contractors in coordination with Desawo Integrated Small Scale Miners Association, Inc. (DISSMAI) on August 6, 2020 in Barangay Poblacion, T’Boli, South Cotabato.

Engr. Mikel P. Ansao, OIC-Mine Management Division welcomed the participants as he delivered the rationale of the activity. “This activity should be a platform to impart and provide the Small-Scale Mining sector a better understanding of and prepare necessary reports effectively”.

 Engr. Wynlove C. Galagaran, COS-Science Research Specialist II presented to the participants an orientation on the DENR Administrative Order 2015-03 or the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7076, known as the “People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991.”

Ma. Lyn E. Gimenez, Economist II, comprehensively presented the reportorial requirements of Small-Scale Miner Contractors. She guided the participants through a workshop on how to properly accomplish the forms to be submitted such as the MGB form 29-15 s. 2000 or Quarterly Report on Production and Sales of Small-Scale and Metallic Primary Gold and MGB 29-17 s. 2000 or the Integrated Annual Report for Small-Scale Mining Permittees.

“Whatever you submit reflects on the status of your association. Your reports are coursed through MGB. It is not just us who use these information because other agencies also depend on your reports for statistical basis,” Gimenez emphasized during her lecture.

DISSMAI members who participated included small-scale miners and operators from the following tunnels: Sea Hunter Tunnel, Bimbo Tunnel, Bachelor J Tunnel, Sol Tunnel, Eagle Tunnel, AJB Tunnel, Golden Gift Tunnel, Red Panda/Easter Tunnel, RMM Tunnel, Paratrooper Tunnel, Yellow Tunnel, Starla Tunnel, Rhapsody Tunnel, RHJ Tunnel, Amay Tunnel, Abel Tunnel, and Golden Dust Tunnel. The said activity was also attended by Provincial Environment Management Office personnel.

MGB XII urged all small-scale miners, operators, and contractors to apply the A.C.T rule in submitting reportorial requirements. ACT refers to accurate information inputed, complete data filled in and timely submission of reports.

 

MGB XII representatives with the Desawo Integrated Small Scale Miners Association, Inc. members. Front row (kneeling from left) Engr. John Mikel P. Ansao, Ms. Ma. Lyn E. Gimenez and Engr. Wynlove C. Galagaran