The Mines and Geosciences Bureau CALABARZON conducted the Workshop/Seminar on Processing/Approval of Mandatory Reports/Programs and Requirements Related to LGU Issued Permits on July 19 – 20, 2018 at the Provincial Government – Environment and Natural Resources Office, Batangas City.

The Mine Safety Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) organized the workshop which was attended by representatives from Batangas PMRB, Engineers and LGUs from Batangas Province, Mr. Luis Awitan, PG-ENRO of Batangas, gave the welcome address while Mr. Dondi M. Sarmiento, OIC – MSESDD, gave his opening message.

The highlights of the two-day seminar comprise the discussion of the Mining Permits Processing and Evaluation, Environmental Provisions of the Mining Law, Social Provisions of the Mining Law, and Safety and Health Provisions of DAO 2010-21 and DAO 2000-98. It was then followed by the workshop wherein the group was divided into clusters – Mine Environmental Section, Social Development Section, and Mine Safety and Health Section. The topics discussed by Ms. Adora Matabang, Mr. Mark Perez, and Ms. Judith Panerio included the processing/approval of the Integrated Environmental Protection Enhancement Program (EPEP), Final Mine Rehabilitation and Decommissioning Plan (FMRDP), Annual Environmental Protection Enhancement Program (AEPEP), Certificate of Environmental Management and Community Relations Records (CEMCRR). On the other hand, processing/approval of the Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) and Annual Social Development and Management Program (ASDMP) by Mr. Sonny Villar and Ms. Anissa Madi, while the Processing of Application for Mechanical and Electrical Installation Permit and Annual Safety and Health Program (ASHP) Evaluation was reported by Engr. Rommel Aban and Engr. Reginald Leoncio. Forms and the formats of reports related to LGU issued permits were also distributed.

The workshop/seminar aims to equip the Local Government Units with the necessary skills and knowledge to evaluate, process, and approve the submission of the above mentioned mandatory documents related to LGU issued permits.

Mr. Luis A. Awitan, PG-ENRO Batangas, giving his Welcome Address
Discussion of the Social Provisions of the Mining Law

by: Philippe Michael Granada            |           30 July 2018