In line with the directive to implement the DENR Secretary’s Priority Program to attain the crucial unity of command within the organization and to strengthen the capabilities of the DENR local offices, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau IV CALABARZON, headed by Regional Director Samuel T. Paragas, conducted a training/seminar on Mineral Resources and Geosciences Laws, Rules, and Regulations and the Embedding of MGB Personnel to the PENRO and CENRO Offices in CALABARZON on February 1-2, 2018, at Queen Margaret Hotel, Lucena City, Quezon. Participants of the training include the PENROs and CENROs of the provinces in CALABARZON together with the embedded technical personnel of MGB IV CALABARZON.

The first day of the training/seminar commenced with the discussion of Standard Guideline on Monitoring of Approved Mining Permits by Engr. Krizia Ann P. Alberto, OIC – Mine Management Division. It was then followed by the presentation of Standard Operating Procedure on Confiscation/Apprehension/Seizure of Illegally-sourced Minerals and Mineral Products including Conveyances, Tools, Equipment Used in the Commission of the Offense by Engr. Norberto L. Manlapas Jr. Mr. Dondi M. Sarmiento and Engr. Adora M. Matabang presented the Environmental Provisions of DAO 2010-21, the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 7942, Social Development and Management Program Guidelines, The Regional Investigation and Assessment Team (RIAT) and the comparison between DAO 2015-02, Harmonization of the implementation of the PEIS System and the Mining Act for Mining Related Concern vs DAO 2017-15, Guidelines on Public Participation under the PEIS System.

For the second day of the training/seminar, Ms. Socorro P. Hernandez presented the Geosciences Division Mandates and Functions, followed by the discussion of Mr. Patrick Joeffrey B. Gavino and Mr. Byron V. Baldivicio on IEC on Geological Hazards (Rain Induced Landslides and Flooding). The last presentation was on Actual Scenarios on Geological Hazards discussed by Ms. Maria Celi V. Kennedy.

RD Samuel T. Paragas giving his Opening Remarks to the participants of the training

Participants of the Training / Seminar on Mineral Resources & Geosciences
Laws, Rules, and Regulations

by: Philippe Michael T. Granada                |     February 27, 2018