The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII conducted various activities in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month 2020 with the theme “Protect Nature, Sustain Future” last June 22 until June 26 at the MGB XII premises in the Prime Regional Center, City of Koronadal.

One of the main activities is the OneMGB12 Urban Gardening launched at the rooftop of the office building. Recycled 1.5-liter PET bottles were improvised as pots and gardening tools. Online trivia and poster making contests were also conducted with submitted entries posted in the MGB XII social media accounts.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII joined the June 4, 2020 video conference of the Soccsksargen Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC), which was spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) XII.

In a bid to ensure continuity of essential services as mandated by the national government, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII took part in a teleconference with the City Mining Regulatory Board (CMRB) of General Santos City last May 19, 2020.

In its bid to ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of employees and clients, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII implemented its “New Normal Safety Protocols” on Monday, May 4, 2020 at MGB XII building, City of Koronadal.

MGB XII personnel led by OIC, Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. formulated guidelines for the new normal setting in conducting the ease of doing business amidst the health crisis.

Mining companies in Region XII, in coordination with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII, extended assistance to communities affected by the current pandemic by re-aligning their Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) to COVID-19 interventions.

Assistance to properly manage the impacts of the pandemic will be extended by the regions’ mining companies through the “Realignment of Social Development and Management Program’s Unutilized Funds to Support Affected Impact and Non-Impact Communities due to COVID-19” as mandated by the March 27, 2020 Memorandum of MGB Acting Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano.