The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII conducted a joint operation on the seizure and closure of an illegal mining activity in Sitio Langguay, Barangay Don Panaca, Magpet, Province of Cotabato.

On March 2, 2021, a Cease-and-Desist Order was implemented in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XII Regional (Enforcement Division). Provincial (DENR-PENRO Cotabato) and Community (DENR-CENRO Matalam) offices, Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Don Panaca, and the 72nd Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Armed of the Philippines (AFP).

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted a 1-day capacity building and training for small scale miners, operators, and contractors in coordination with Maguan Clan Small Scale Miners Association Inc. (MCSSMAI) on March 1, 2021 in Barangay Poblacion, T’Boli, South Cotabato.

Engr. Mikel P. Ansao, MGB XII OIC-Mine Management Division together with Ma. Lyn E. Gimenez, Economist II, Engr. Aizah Lopez, Engineer III, and Engr. Wynlove C. Galagaran, Engineer II encouraged the participants to strengthen their reporting system. The activity aimed to impart and provide the Small-Scale Mining sector a better understanding and preparation of necessary reports effectively.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted an investigation on the seized illegal mining activity in Barangay Obial, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat last February 3-4, 2021.

Engr. John Mikel P. Ansao, OIC-Mine Management Division of MGB XII, Engr. Wynlove Galagaran and Atty. Mary Charlen Joy P. Suedad coordinated with DENR XII Enforcement Division representative For. Sihawe A. Dalidig, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) representative For. Mando Maguid in Kalamansig, Municipal ENRO Samuel G. Repollo and representatives of BLGU Obial.

MGB XII Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad,Jr. released the Sultan Gold and Mineral Resources Incorporated (SGMRI) issued Exploration Permit (EP) to Datu Jun K. Camsa, the president of the aforementioned company on February 17, 2021 at the Office of the MGB XII Regional Director, Koronadal City.