Geosciences bureau region 2 holds PMRB Conference

By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (MGB) – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 02 (MGB R02) recently held a Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) – Cagayan Conference at Pulsar Hotel, Alimanao Hills, Penablanca, Cagayan last November 27, 2014.

Dubbed as “Facing the Challenges of Responsible Mining,” the conference aims to forge knowledge on mining policies and mining situations in Cagayan.

Mario Ancheta, regional director of MGB R02, said the conference is anchored on the advocacy of responsible management of mineral resources and responsible mining in region 2.

“ I am thankful to the higher ups for creating policies that will promote responsible mining here in Cagayan,” Environment and Natural Resources Officer Robert Adap said in his opening message.

Atty. Socrates Bosi, Legal Officer of MGB R02 discussed mining situation here in Cagayan. Maribeth Tumaliuan, Mining Examiner III of MGB gave updates of various mining policies while Engr. Raymond Carreon discussed the Cagayan River Mineral Reservation (MinRes) project.

“ We need to conserve the country’s mineral resources that can enhace our way of living and MinRes project is the answer,” Engr. Carreon emphasized during his lecture.

The conference was participated in by the deputized Mining Officers of the Municipalities of Cagayan, Provincial and Natural Environment Resources Officers, members of the PMRB Cagayan, MGB employees and other representatives from various regional agencies.