MGB XI issued Cease and Desist Order to illegal laterite nickel mining operation in Barangay Kauswagan, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. XI issued a Cease and Desist Order to the illegal mining development and extraction operation in portions of Barangay Kauswagan, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental by Golden Summit Mining Company, its top officials including the mining equipment lessors, and all other person connected with the operation.
The newly installed Officer-In-Charge, Office of the Regional Director, MGB XI Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano took his Oath of Office on July 31, 2015 in the presence of MGB OIC-Assistant Director Dr. Elmer B. Billedo and MGB XI personnel by virtue of MGB Special Order No. 2015-53 dated July 30, 2015 issued by MGB Director Leo L. Jasareno. Regional Director Edilberto L. Arreza filed his irrevocable resignation through a Memorandum dated July 27, 2015.
MGB XI conducted a lecture on the different hazards in Region XI, nature and characteristics of hazards to the participants of the Seminar/Workshop on Comprehensive Landuse Plan (CLUP) Revision Module 4 Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment hosted by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of the Philippines at the Crown Regency Residences on July 22, 2015. Local Government Units of Compostela, Monkayo, Laak, Maco, Compostela Valley Province; Jose Abad Santos, Sarangani, Hagonoy, Malita, Davao Del Sur and Sto. Tomas, San Isidro, Davao del Norte participated in the event.