To honor Government Employees Week, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Employees Association (MGBEA) held a simple virtual celebration via Microsoft Teams for MGB personnel on December 15, 2020. The program officially began with opening remarks led by Dr. Maybellyn A. Zepeda, MGBEA President and Chief of the General Geology Section, MGB-Lands Geological Survey Division. MGB Acting Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano shared an inspirational message for all employees.

Dr. Zepeda also acted as the main host for the program, kicking off with #UnityandActionForACauseOneMGB: A Calamity Fund Drive Project.  A health and wellness virtual seminar titled, “Resilience & Well-Being—How to Cope with Fatigue, Stress & Anxiety Amidst the New Normal.”  Both discussions fit well with the event’s theme called “Adversities May Make Us Bend, but Together We Rise and Stand Steadfast as One.”

Towards the end of the event, COVID-related Issuances/Guidelines were discussed, along with the Proposed Work and Financial Plan for CY 2021. A raffle draw was also held, with the lucky employees whose names were called taking home a nice token with them. Dr. Zepeda officially ended the celebration with her closing remarks, thanking the employees for their active participation.


By: Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division