The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII celebrated the 122nd Founding Anniversary of the MGB along with the National Climate Change Consciousness Week Celebration with the theme, “Adapting for a Sustainable Future.”

As part of the "Mining Month," the plantitos and plantitas of MGB XII filled the urban garden of OneMGB12 with ornamental plants on November 13, 2020. The OneMGB12 urban garden was launched at the office building rooftop last June 2020 wherein MGB XII personnel planted vegetable seeds. The employees had been harvesting vegetables that include spinach, squash, pechay, okra and radish.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII held last November 24, 2020 a “Salamat, Mabuhay Program” dedicated to four (4) MGB personnel who will retire from public service.

The MGB XII retirees include Mike P. Diamel, Supervising Science Research Specialist of the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD), who served for 34-years, Annabelle B. Gonzales, Planning Officer II of the Office of the Regional Director (ORD), 43 years , Ali Z. Mangelen, Administrative Assistant III, 34 years and Bolawan D. Hassan, Administrative Assistant II, 31 years, both designated at the Finance and Administrative Division (FAD).

The Geohazards and Engineering Geology Section (GhEGS) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII conducted a reassessment of geohazard data of the 19 barangays in the municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato last October 19 to 31, 2020.   

Landslides and flooding in some areas in Region XII are triggered due to the rainy season. Geohazard maps are useful for disaster preparedness and management planning. The specialized maps indicate areas susceptible to rain-induced landslides and flooding.

A total number of twenty- eight (28) personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII completed the 2-days Occupational Standard First Aid Training on October 6-7 and October 15-16, 2020 in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross South Cotabato Chapter at the MGB XII Conference Room, Koronadal City.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII underwent the off-site Integrated Management System (IMS) 2nd Surveillance Audit via teleconferencing by the Certification International Philippines, Inc. (CIPI) on September 7, 2020 in Koronadal City.

The CIPI external auditors led by Jose R. Amata, together with Arnel D. Guevara and Lea C. Sarabia assessed the maintenance and effectiveness of MGB XII’s IMS particularly on the requirements of the standards for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Administration Series).