DENR-MGB GEOHAZARD ADVISORY FOR SUPER TYPHOON KARDING AND ENHANCE HABAGAT

In view of the continuous rains brought about by the persistence of the southwest monsoon (Habagat) and the impending threat of Super Typhoon Karding, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau is issuing this Geohazard Advisory for widest dissemination. We would like to emphasize to the public to be aware of the geohazards in your area, by continue reading : DENR-MGB GEOHAZARD ADVISORY FOR SUPER TYPHOON KARDING AND ENHANCE HABAGAT

14th CALABARZON PMRB Mining Summit draws a crowd amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Driven by the desire to go beyond the usual conversations and explore the possibilities of deeper engagement with stakeholders, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office (RO) No. IV CALABARZON successfully staged its 14th Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) Mining Summit on 17-19 August 2022 at Lima Park Hotel, Malvar, Batangas; a momentous event continue reading : 14th CALABARZON PMRB Mining Summit draws a crowd amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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

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

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