NLM                             January 25, 2016

Three division heads namely Dondi Sarmiento, Socorro Hernandez and Norberto Manlapas Jr. from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV participated the first Management Conference for 2017 on January 24-25, 2017 at Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City.

Amongst the topics deliberated were: 2016 Accomplishment (Physical and Financial); Budget Utilization Report as of December 2016; Targets and Budget Programs for 2017; Status of Compliance, Deliver units and Ranking Indicators of 2016 PBB; 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan; 2018 Budget Call; 2018-2022 Forward Estimates; and Mine Environment Concerns.

The Undersecretary and concurrent MGB Director Mario Luis Jacinto and Assistant Director Atty. Danilo Uykieng were also present in the said event to thoroughly evaluate the targets and accomplishments and give comments to several concerns raised by heads of different regions.

Several highlights that have been carefully discussed include Groundwater Assessment on several municipalities in the country, Complaints acted upon and Cases filed at the Prosecutors Office, Budget Utilization during the previous year, Network Access Policy, Overview of the first ASEAN Mineral Awards (AMA), and Environmental concerns especially the abandoned mines.

The conference was participated by approximately 60 heads from different Divisions of each respective region of Mines and Geosciences Bureau.

The event was hosted by the Central Office of the same agency.