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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII and MGB XII Employees Association (MGBEA 12) supports the frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in coordination with the Local Government of Koronadal, through various intiatives that help our modern heroes.

Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. led MGB XII officials and employees to voluntarily raise funds in an effort to extend assistance for the frontliners.

Six newly appointed employees of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII took their oath of office last March 9, 2020 at MGB XII Conference Room, City of Koronadal.

MGB XII Regional Director Felizardo Gacad, Jr. administered the oath-taking ceremony for the six personnel who were sworn to office and tasked to perform their official duties and responsibilities. RD Gacad imparted words of encouragement to the appointees and challenged them to do more than what is expected. 

Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII Mine Management Division Chief Hernani G. Abdon assumed his post as OIC, Office of the Regional Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau IX during the turn-over ceremony on March 5, 2020 in Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Outgoing Regional Director Engr. Alfredo T. Relampagos, who retired from government service formally turned over the MGB IX leadership to the Incoming OIC, Office of the Regional Director Engr. Hernani G. Abdon. By virtue of MGB Special Order No. 2020-026 effective March 6, 2020.

A technical team from the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC), in close coordination with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII, visited the mine and mill operations of Tribal Mining Corporation at T’boli South Cotabato on February 17-25, 2020.

Among others, the visit aimed to determine best practices and conduct a review of the company’s technical, social and environmental programs. The itinerary included a visit to the Provincial Environmental Management Office, a courtesy call in the municipality of T’boli, safety orientation from the TMC staff, mine and mill operations inspection, document reviews, employee survey and a technical conference on TMC’s annual social development and management program.

In an effort to conduct better services, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII Geosciences Division participated the 2020 Geosciences Workshop last February 10-14, 2020 held at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City.

MGB Regional Offices presented on the plenary session the status report of CY 2019 Accomplishments, Issues and Concerns on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, Information, Education and Communication Campaign, Geo-hazards Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment, Karst Subsidence Hazard Assessment, Groundwater Resource Assessment, Geologic Quadrangle Mapping, Geological Laboratorty and Geological Information System.