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MGB participates in DENR QMS orientation
January 22, 2015
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently conducted the "General Orientation on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 Aligned Quality Management System" as part of the action plan of DENR in its bid for ISO certification.
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MGB probes use of mercury-free method for iron analysis
January 22, 2015
The Chemical Laboratory Services Section (CLSS) of the Metallurgical Technology Division – Mines and Geosciences Bureau is conducting a research focusing on a mercury-free analysis of total iron in lateritic and iron ores. The research aims to reduce the occupational hazard to MGB Chemists and others involved in the analysis of rock samples from the possible risk of mercury exposure.
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Zambales farmers to receive P3M compensation for damages
January 22, 2015
The Contingent Liability and Rehabilitation Fund Steering Committee (CLRFSC) recently signed a Resolution approving the claims for compensation amounting to PhP3,210,739.00 for the damages to farm lots caused by mining operations in Sta. Cruz and Candelaria, Zambales.
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MGB participates in PAGBA seminar, meeting
January 13, 2015
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), represented by personnel from its Finance Division, recently participated in the third Quarterly Seminar and Meeting conducted by the Philippine Association for Government Budget Administration (PAGBA), Inc.
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Greenstone, Citinickel resume mining operations
January 13, 2015
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently lifted the Cease-and-Desist Order (CDO) given to Greenstone Resources Corporation (GRC) and the Suspension Order imposed on Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation (CMDC) following separate mining incidents in the past two years.
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Secretary's New Year Message
January 06, 2015
As we welcome 2015, let us rejoice and congratulate each other for the milestones we have reached. We have made giant steps and we are exceeding our targets. We have already achieved a lot.
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MGB approves Bunawan, Kiamba exploration permits
January 05, 2015
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently approved the Exploration Permits (EPs) of Bunawan Mining Corporation (Bunawan) and Kiamba Mining and Development Corporation (Kiamba), the second and third EPs approved under the Executive Order (EO) No. 79 since its enactment on July 2, 2012.
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DENR conducts Internal Legislative Mechanism Workshop
December 29, 2014
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau together with other bureaus and attached agencies of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) participated in the recently concluded DENR Internal Legislative Mechanism orientation/workshop.
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MGB eyes transparency through MSIMS
December 29, 2014
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently conducted the five-day Trainor's/User's Training on the Mineral Statistics Management System (MSIMS), a computerized system for the collection, processing, consolidation, and evaluation of mineral production volume and value which serves as basis for the computation of taxes and other benefits derived from mining.
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MGB participates in regional law enforcement summit
December 22, 2014
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) joined the other bureaus under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior and Local Government, United States Agency for International Development-United States Department of the Interior, and the Philippine National Police in Region IVB in the first Regional Environment Law Enforcement Summit in Region IV-B held recently.
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