The Mines and Geosciences Bureau-RXI (MGB-RXI) is conducting series of information dissemination meetings with the local government units on geohazard. The main objective is for the municipalities to highlight the importance of disaster risk reduction management plans and programs at the municipality level and awareness and appreciation of disaster risk reduction preparedness at the barangay level.
For the last three years, the MGB-RXI has been working on the 1:10K scale landslide and flooding geohazard maps of the different municipalities of the region. The said maps has already been reflected at the MGB-RXI website for easy public access. Geohazard mapping has been one of MGB’s main concerns as one of the government’s way of addressing climate change.
The Mining Environment and Safety Division (MESD) technical personnel of MGB RXI recently conducted the regular integrated safety and health, environmental, and social/community development (SHES) monitoring and inspection on Napnapan Minerals Resources, Inc. (NMRI) exploration activity at Barangay Napnapan, Municipality of Pantukan, Compostela Valley Province. The regular monitoring activity was conducted on August 3rd week of 2014.
The technical staff of MGB RXI conducted an integrated safety and health, environmental, and social/community development (SHES) monitoring and inspection on Agusan Petroleum and Minerals Corporation exploration activity in its exploration permit area in the Municipality of Compostela, Compostela Valley Province. The fieldwork was conducted on September this year.
Agusan Petroleum and Minerals Corporation has two (2) approved Exploration Permits (EPs) namely, EP No. 01-11-XI and EP No. 02-011-XI, all issued on April 11, 2011. The EP 1 area is situated in the Barangays of Ngan, Panalsalan, Pagsabangan, and Mangayon, all in Municipality of Compostela, and Barangay Naboc, Municipality of Monkayo, all in the Province of Compostela Valley, and Barangay Aliwagwag, Municipality of Cateel, Province of Davao Oriental with a combined total area of approximately 9,997.53 hectares. The EP 2 is situated in the areas of Barangay Ngan, Municipality of Compostela, and Barangay San Miguel, Municipality of New Bataan, both in the Province of Compostela Valley, and Barangay Aliwagwag, Municipality of Cateel, Province of Davao Oriental with a total area of approximately 2,416.91 hectares.