by: NLM                                                                February 28, 2017


The Mines and Geosciences Bureau IV headed by Regional Director Samuel Paragas together with technical personnel Mark Anthony Perez and division heads from Mine Management Division and Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division namely Norberto Manlapas and Dondi Sarmiento conducted dialogue in Taysan, Batangas on February 21, 2017.

Several Members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Taysan by leadership of the Honorable Mayor Grande P. Gutierrez and Honorable Vice Mayor Marianito Perez attended the said event to discuss and make queries on the mining procedures and applications of quarry and mining companieswithin the municipality.

The MGB IV initiated the Information, Education and Communication Campaign on the mining rights/tenement acquisition; major mining contracts and permits issued by the National Government and LGUs; mining provisions; and environmental and social provisions to SB members and other stakeholders involved in order to clarify the rules and regulations involving the industry.

The dialogue aims to clarify the present statusof the mining industry in Taysan and provide technical outputs on the pros and cons of mining in the Region.

 

Members of the Sannguniang Bayan of Taysan by leadership of Honorable Mayor Grande P. Gutierrez and Honorable Vice Mayor Marianito Perez attended the said event to discuss and make queries on the mining procedures and applications of quarry and mining companies within the municipality.