Seven Mining Engineers from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau CALABARZON, namely: Norberto Manlapas Jr., Mark Anthony Perez, Krizia Ann Alberto, Anissa Q. Madi, Jennica C. Estepa, Reza Faye Saceda, and Philippe Michael Granada, represented MGB IV CALABARZON to the 2nd Bicol Mining Summit at the Legazpi Convention Center, Legazpi City, Albay on July 29-31, 2017. The event is a three day seminar comprised of sports events, presentation of technical papers, and students’ summit.

Hon. Mayor Noel E. Rosal commenced the event with the opening remarks followed by the inspirational message given by Engr. Armando Malicse, President of the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM). One of the major highlights of the said event is the presentation of technical papers from different members of the academe, stakeholders, and mining contractors which include:

  • Federalism: Its Implications on Mining in Bicol Region by Gary Olivar
  • Proposed Mining Engineering Law by Engr. Bobby Calanog, Jr.
  • Rationale and Objectives for Implementing the Master in Science/Engineering in Mining Engineering; Reviewing the Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering Program, its objectives and outcomes by Dr. Gabriel Pamintuan, Jr.
  • Generating Optimized Pit Shells for mine Planning Guidance – Masbate Gold Project Framework by Engr. Joe-Barry Cata-al
  • Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development by Ms. Elenita Tan, Managing Erosion and Re-Vegetation in Mine Operations by Engr. Neil Esber
  • Best Practices in its Limestone Quarry Operations by Engr. Astor Rejuso
  • IRDC’s, Drainage Management on Waste Rock Dumps at Masbate Gold Project by Engr. Nikko Dolino
  • The Mabilo Project by Geol. David Gotera
  • Hinatuan Mining Corporation’s Best Environmental Practice: Coral Reef Conservation and Enhancement Project by Ms. Phoebe Alac
  • Mine Surface Water Management: Didipio Mine Case by Engr. Jason Magdaong

The summit aims not only to inform the public of what mining is about but also to serve as a means of communication to the public that the industry is handled by professionals where not only they properly manage and utilize the minerals and innovate better mining techniques and procedures, but also preserve and protect the environment.


By: Philippe Michael Granada         |            August 25, 2017