Five former Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Directors paid a courtesy call on Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary and Concurrent MGB Director Mario Luis J. Jacinto today.
Philippine metallic mineral production value dropped by 13.59% in H1 2016 from PhP55.84 billion in H1 2015 to PhP48.25 billion, a PhP7.59 billion deficit. Suspension of mining operations, reported zero mine production and sluggish metal price movement were the key factors for this weak performance. Read more: Gold leads production value in H1 2016
Twenty three (23) mining companies all over the Philippines are vying for this year's Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA). The PMIEA Selection Committee (SC) together with the PMIEA Secretariat, headed by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, will conduct field validation on the accomplishments of the nominees starting on the 4th week of September to October 2016. Read more: 23 mining companies shortlisted for the 2016 PMIEA