The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region (MGB) IV CALABARZON shared its knowledge about its responsibilities as a government agency as well as its technological advancements. On November 5, 2019, students from the National Teachers College visited the MGB office to see how the office operates and the equipment that the technical personnel use during fieldwork. Romali S. Umali, Chief of the Geohazard and Engineering Geology Section of the Geosciences Division, together with geologists Patrick B. Gavino and Michael Angelo M. Escober, lectured about the principles behind each instrument shown along with their respective functions. Among these instruments are the following:

Instrument Function
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) To detect subsurface structures
Georesistivity Meter To determine the resistance of a material to electricity and locate underground water
Global Positioning System (GPS) Handle To determine the exact location/coordinates
Drone For remote aerial surveillance, monitoring and photography/videography

The activity is in line with the MGB’s goal to spread awareness and information about geology and the mining industry.

Technical personnel from the Geosciences Division gives a short lecture to students from National Teachers College.

The technical personnel from the Geosciences Division with students from the National Teachers College.

by: Engr. Patrizia S. Benedicto                         |           11 November 2019