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

The Effect Of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Industrial Mineral Production Value In CALABARZON

The CALABARZON region grew gradually from 2016 to 2019 but had a large drop from 2019 to 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country.  Industrial mineral output flopped to PhP 2.2 Billion in CY 2020, down from PhP 3.7 Billion in CY 2019. As the economy rebounded in CY 2021, industrial mineral output increased, continue reading : The Effect Of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Industrial Mineral Production Value In CALABARZON

MGB CALABARZON AND MGB MIMAROPA Conduct Joint Consultative Meeting On Mining Concerns In CALABARZON and MIMAROPA

As the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) gears anew to the stabilization of the mining industry amid the pandemic, the MGB Regional Office No. IV CALABARZON, in collaboration with MGB MIMAROPA Region, organized a joint consultative meeting to ensure rigorous dialogue on abounding issues and concerns confronted by the mining companies with regard to their continue reading : MGB CALABARZON AND MGB MIMAROPA Conduct Joint Consultative Meeting On Mining Concerns In CALABARZON and MIMAROPA

MGB IV-A Personnel participate in the Security Awareness Seminar hosted by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency IV-A

In an effort to strengthen the coordination between government instrumentalities relative to national security, particularly on intelligence collection, counterintelligence and anti-terrorism measures in the CALABARZON Region, the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Regional Office No. IV-CALABARZON conducted a Security Awareness Seminar on 10-11 March 2022 for the personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) continue reading : MGB IV-A Personnel participate in the Security Awareness Seminar hosted by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency IV-A

MGB IV Geologists participate in the 2022 Virtual Geoscience Workshop

In an effort to strengthen the geosciences programs of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Geologists and GIS Specialists of MGB IV CALABARZON participated in the annual five-day workshop virtually hosted by MGB Central Office through the Lands Geological Survey Division (LGSD) from February 7 to February 11, 2022. The 2022 Virtual Geoscience Workshop is continue reading : MGB IV Geologists participate in the 2022 Virtual Geoscience Workshop

MGB IV Issues Threat Advisory on Landslide Prone Area in San Juan, Batangas

Landslide warnings up at Sitio Dau, Brgy. Laiya-Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas after a team of MGB RO No. IV-CALABARZON’s geologists led by Supervising Geologist Fidel R. Zepeda together with Mr. Alen Clyde A. Canlas and Ms. Franzelle Alaine A. Empig, noted an impending threat of landslide thereat. Based on the results of the assessment conducted continue reading : MGB IV Issues Threat Advisory on Landslide Prone Area in San Juan, Batangas

MGB IV Conducts IEC Campaign for Members of Sangguiniang Bayan of San Juan, Batangas

Technical Personnel from MGB IV CALABARZON led by OIC-RD Dondi M. Sarmiento conducted an IEC Campaign on the Salient Provisions of Republic Act No. 7942, otherwise known as the “Philippine Mining Act of 1995,” and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, to the members of Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of San Juan, Batangas on October 13, 2021. continue reading : MGB IV Conducts IEC Campaign for Members of Sangguiniang Bayan of San Juan, Batangas

MGB IV Conducts IEC Campaign for Small Scale Miners in Buenavista, Quezon

In line with MGB RO No. IV-CALABARZON’s thrust to establish linkages and strengthen ties with various stakeholders, an Information, Education and Communication Campaign on the pertinent provisions of Republic Act Nos. 7942 and 7076 and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order (DAO) Nos. 2010-21 and 2015-03 was conducted for small-scale mining operations on continue reading : MGB IV Conducts IEC Campaign for Small Scale Miners in Buenavista, Quezon

MGB IV Conducts IEC on the Assessment and Evaluation of Mining Operations for BS Mining Engineering Students of UP Diliman

The academe, with its commitment to provide effective remote learning activities amid the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, reached out to different mining companies as well as related and allied government offices for the latter to give brief talks and/or provide alternative academic learning materials (i.e., promotional videos and virtual tours), in lieu of the mine continue reading : MGB IV Conducts IEC on the Assessment and Evaluation of Mining Operations for BS Mining Engineering Students of UP Diliman

Groundwater Resource and Vulnerability Assessments in Pila Watershed

For the year 2021, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region IV CALABARZON conducted a series of Groundwater Resource and Vulnerability Assessments in Pila Watershed which covers the municipalities of Nagcarlan, Santa Cruz, Pila and Victoria, all located in the province of Laguna. The assessments included groundwater well and spring inventory, in-situ water quality testing, continue reading : Groundwater Resource and Vulnerability Assessments in Pila Watershed