Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII key officials led by OIC, Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. convened in a management meeting on January 6, 2021 and discussed its CY2020 performance and directions for the new year.

Designated planning officer Engr. Ralph John Ligas presented the 2020 Accomplishment of MGB XII and reported that all targets were fully accomplished except for some demand driven activities where stakeholders were unable to submit compliance requirements due to restrictions imposed by the national and local governments. MGB XII had a BUR1 of 100% and a BUR2 of 99.96%. Accordingly, all the required Means of Verification (MOV) are readily available.

Based on PAGASA’s weather forecast the SOCCSKSARGEN region will be experiencing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms brought by Intertropical Convergence Zone affecting the whole of Mindanao. Moderate to heavy rains experienced in the region may trigger landslides in elevated and mountainous areas, while flood may be experienced within low-lying areas adjacent to rivers. Flash flood is also possible along narrow creeks and rivers.

Anent to this, this Office encourages the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (LDRRMOs) in the region to refer to the MGB-XII geohazard maps and information in identifying safe areas for evacuation and evacuation routes. Utilization of these maps and information in the conduct of information drives to inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is encouraged.

If you need more information and assistance on this matter, please feel free to contact us through our telephone numbers (083) 228-6130 or 228-6131.

MGB XII’s giant Christmas Tree in its office entrance held at the grounds of the Prime Regional Center in Barangay Carpenter Hill was lauded by the PasKoronadal Judges on December 19, 2020.

The MGB XII giant Christmas Tree stands at 7.9 meters high with a 5 meters diameter base. It was constructed from bamboo sticks, fish nets, printed designs of Christmas balls, minerals and Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs). The said decorations symbolize hope and a reflection of the current situation in the office, respectively.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII led by Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. assisted personnel from the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) last December 17, 2020 at the MGB XII, Conference Room, Koronadal City.


As per PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin #2 issued at 08:00am of December 18, 2020, Tropical Depression Vicky will bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains within the region in the next 24 hours. Residents in these areas are advised to take precautionary measures and continue monitoring for updates, especially the local rainfall or thunderstorm advisories and heavy rainfall warnings from PAGASA Regional Services Division (PRSD). Flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur in highly to very highly susceptible areas during heavy or prolonged rainfall (