New DENR Secretary vows for science-based and evidence-informed governance

In a symbolic gesture, newly appointed Environment Secretary Ma. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga formally took the helm of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a simple turnover ceremony held at the DENR Central Office on 21 July 2022. Undersecretary for Legal, Administration, Human Resources, and Legislative Affairs Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr. handed over the continue reading : New DENR Secretary vows for science-based and evidence-informed governance

MGB IV Conducts 3-day Marathon SDMP Capacity Building Seminar/Workshop for CRO’s, LGU’s, and other Stakeholders

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV CALABARZON conducted a 3-day Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) Capacity Building Seminar/Workshop on July 7, 8 and 11, 2022 in the Province of Rizal.  The Capacity Building Seminar aims to harmonize, balance and raise awareness regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Community Relations Officer (CRO’s), Local continue reading : MGB IV Conducts 3-day Marathon SDMP Capacity Building Seminar/Workshop for CRO’s, LGU’s, and other Stakeholders

No Illegal Mining Activities in Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Area

Following the Joint Manifesto urging the cancellation of the three Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSAs) due to the alleged illegal mining/quarrying operation within the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL), RD Sarmiento reiterated in an interview with Mr. Cesar Chavez of Metro Manila Ngayon News Program of DZRH on June 21, 2022, that the continue reading : No Illegal Mining Activities in Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Area

Alleged Illegal Mining Operation in Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape Near Masungi Georeserve

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. IV CALABARZON with the assistance of Rizal-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office Patrol Sector in Baras/Tanay, Rizal conducted a reconnaissance activity on 26 May 2022 in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape near Masungi Georeserve to check possible signs of illegal quarrying operations, i.e., earthmoving activities. continue reading : Alleged Illegal Mining Operation in Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape Near Masungi Georeserve

Province of Rizal Topped the CALABARZON Mining Industry With 82% of the Total Output Value in CY 2021

In the CALABARZON mining sector, the province of Rizal contributed the greatest percentage of total output value among the five provinces in the area, accounting for a hefty 82% of total output value.  Batangas came in second with 15%, followed by Quezon with 3% then, Cavite and Laguna with a trivial share (Figure 1). Figure continue reading : Province of Rizal Topped the CALABARZON Mining Industry With 82% of the Total Output Value in CY 2021