The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) held its first Middle Management Conference on February 3 - 6, 2016 at Brentwood Hotel Suites in Quezon City. It focused on the importance of middle managers or division chiefs, in decision making and in implementation of programs, projects and activities of the MGB.

The Conference was chaired by MGB Director Leo L. Jasareno, who emphasized that aside from technical knowledge, division chiefs should have competencies in planning, budgeting and financial management to have a better grasp of the implementation of their work programs. Middle managers, being the alter ego of Directors, should be models of character and uprightness in public service and are expected to exemplify honesty and integrity in their work.

To further enhance the skills and broaden the knowledge of the division chiefs, the conference discussed the Agency Accomplishment Report requirement of the Office of the President, the Performance Informed Reporting under the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), budgeting rules and requirements, and the pertinent provisions of 2016 GAA.

Also discussed were the priority programs of the MGB such as the Geohazards Assessment Program for both land and coastal areas, Groundwater Resource Assessment, Geological Mapping, Mineral Reservation Program, anti-Illegal mining, latest policy issuances, proposed policies, future plans for 2017, and the operationalization of newly created Negros Island Region (NIR).

The Conference was attended by MGB Central and Regional Office Division Chiefs, along with the newly appointed Regional Directors namely: Mr. Lope O. Carino, Jr. of Regional Office (RO) No. III, Engr. Nonita S. Caguioa of RO No. VIII, Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano of RO No. XI and Engr. Armando Malicse of NIR.

By: Planning, Policy and International Affairs Division

 PPIAD 2 - March 28 2016

PPIAD 1 - March 28 2016

Middle Management Conference discussion proper

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