Last April 28 – May 2, 2014, a Training on ASEAN Mineral Resource Database in the Philippines was organized by MGB-CO held at Eurotel Hotel in Quezon City. The training was in line with the commitment of our government to the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals (ASOMM) + 3 agreements and aims to 1.) create a web-based ASEAN mineral resources information system that is cost efficient, easy to use and interoperable,
DavOr files extension of Philippine Eagle sanctuary 2 mining permittees, 6 mining applications affected
The Province of Davao Oriental has recently filed a petition with the Asian Heritage Site for the expansion of the Philippine Eagle Sanctuary in the Mt. Hamiguitan range within the jurisdiction of the municipalities of Governor Generoso, San Isidro and portion of Mati City. The proposed expansion, however, encompass also eight (8) mining tenements two (2) of which are approved while the six (6) others are Exploration Permit Applications (EXPA). The following are the mining tenements affected by the proposed expansion
The Oro East Mining Company, Incorporated presented to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau RXI (MGB RXI) technical review committee their 2-Year Community Development Program (CDP). The presentation was conducted at the Grand Men Seng Hotel on April 21, 2014, by the technical consultants of the Company and the Oro East Management. The technical personnel of the Mining Environment and Safety Division (MESD) of the MGB RXI and the Officer In Charge of the MGB XI attended the said activity.
APEX SDMP assessment shows that the company has spent 13.4 million for the development of its host communities which include among others: medical and health programs amounting to Php 1 M (medicine assistance, nutrition program, health care programs), social development and responsive education amounting to Php 2.5 M (scholarships, TESDA scholars, SPES programs, ALS programs, computerization, teacher honorarium, etc...), sustainable livelihood program worth Php 645T (agriculture and entrepreneurship programs), infrastructure projects worth Php 1M ( church constructions, barangay facilities, school buildings, facilities for IPs) and other community projects worth Php 1.4M.
Annually, all the geologists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau from the Central and Regional Offices convene in order to discuss matters in relation to Geosciences Division operations, accomplishments, targets and other important matters. This year, the 2014 Geoscience Workshop was held last February 3 to 7 at Tagbilaran City, Bohol Province.