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MGB backs local jewelry industry bid for ISO compliance
July 27, 2015
In support of the Philippine jewelry industry’s move to become compliant with the standards prescribed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), thru its Metallurgical Technology Division, provides the technical know-how on the analysis and identification of precious metals, alloying elements related to jewelry production, and the safe and environmentally sound extraction of these precious metals for the industry’s utilization.
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MGB engineers given training thru AusAID
July 27, 2015
Mining engineers of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Central and Regional Offices recently underwent a “Training on Design Monitoring and Closure of TSFs” on June 15-24, 2015 in Baguio City conducted by the International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC), an agency established by The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland in partnership with the Australian Government through the Australian Aid initiative.
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Western seaboard under threat against coastal hazards as Habagat intensifies
July 22, 2015
With the onset of rainy season and the prevalence of the southwest monsoon, western seaboard towns are likely to experience coastal flooding, erosion and landslides. People living near the coasts of La Union, Zambales, Pangasinan and Ilocos provinces coast are constantly living under the threat of these hazards due to the effects of strong Habagat and the recent parade of typhoons (Egay, Falcon, Nangka) that brought storm surges, gusty winds and huge waves.
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MGB outperforms colleagues at DENR 28th anniversary
July 21, 2015
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), represented by a selection of six singing employees, recently won the grand prize award of the “Your Song Sounds Familiar” singing contest during the celebration of the 28th anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
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MGB, DA validate agriculture, fisheries development zones
July 21, 2015
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) recently conducted a joint validation of the Strategic Agriculture and Fisheries Development Zones (SAFDZs) following the instructions of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC).
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MGB hosts 2015 CCOP kick-off regional meeting
July 14, 2015
On June 22, 2015 the delegates converged at the Greenhills Elan Hotel Modern, San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines to present their practices and experiences in mine rehabilitation and decommissioning using reforestation techniques and state-of-the-art technology. One of the highly discussed topics in the said presentation is the Philippines' Final Mine Rehabilitation and/or Decommissioning Plan (FMR/DP) as provided for under the Republic Act No. 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation.
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DENR cancels PMI, GML Mineral Production Sharing Agreements
July 14, 2015
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently cancelled the Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSA) of Panapino Mining, Inc. (PMI) and GML Corporation (GML) following violations of several mining policies.
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MGB embarks on subsidence susceptibility assessment
July 07, 2015
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has expanded its Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program to include subsidence susceptibility assessment due to sinkhole collapse in areas of the country that are characterized by karst topography.
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MGB to Zambales miners: suspension order stays
June 30, 2015
A team from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) who validated the compliance of three nickel mines in Sta. Cruz, Zambalez with the conditions of the Temporary Lifting Orders (TLOs) imposed last February recommended the continued suspension of their mining operations until all conditions are fully complied with.
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MGB commemorates 2015 Earth Day
June 22, 2015
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently participated in several activities in commemoration of the 2015 Earth Day with the main theme “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, for Everyone.”
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