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Tuguegarao City, CagayanThe three-day Sportsfest of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cagayan Valley dubbed as PISTANG PALARO SA DENR R2 kicks off today, June 15, 2022 as part of the celebration of the 35th Founding Anniversary of the Department.



MGB Region 2 joins nationwide tree planting activity


Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- In celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II joined the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region II, Environmental Management Bureau Region II, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, local government units (LGUs), Sangguniang Kabataan members, academic institutions, ENR Ambassadors, and other non-government organizations in a simultaneous nationwide tree planting activity conducted last June 8, 2022.tp1tp4tp3tp2



MGB R2 gears up for fully equipped in-house laboratory facility


Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- In preparation for the establishment of in-house laboratory facility, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Central Office conducted a Training on the Basic Laboratory Techniques for available equipment and Assessment of laboratory capacity for MGB Regional Office No. II on May 12-13, 2022 at MGB ROII Multi-Purpose Hall.

“Welcome and thank you for visiting Region II, and for conducting training and assessment like this to capacitate our Geologists,” RD Mario Ancheta said during his welcome message to MGB CO Technical Staff.

“In return, we will try to lessen your workload soon as we operate Geological laboratory here in

 region II,” RD Ancheta added.

Ma. Lourdes Stephanie Leido, Senior Geologist; Irina Diane Castanos, Science Research Specialist II; and Chechen Tan, Geologist spearheaded series of lecture and hands-on training to MGB ROII Geosciences Division Personnel.

The two-day activity tackled lectures on Petrography, Water Sampling Techniques, and Paleontology as a refresher to the geologists. Basic sedimentology training was also given to the participants of the training.

An assessment of the newly constructed laboratory building in the MGB R2 office was likewise performed by the MGB CO Technical Staff.

According to Leido, MGB ROII is now ready for acquiring laboratory instruments as the building is already constructed.

Further, MGB ROII geologists were also tasked to analyze and identify rocks megascopic and microscopic in order to familiarize with common textures and appearance of minerals under microscope, since the equipment was newly acquired by the office.

The activity concluded with a discussion regarding the deliverables and materials needed to further the establishment of the said laboratory.- with reports from Ezekiel James Gal






MGB 2 intensifies IEC campaign in Duterte Legacy caravan

  Date Posted: April 29, 2022

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II (MGB ROII) joined the Duterte Legacy: Barangayanihan Caravan towards National Recovery project together with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and other partner government agencies held at Police Regional Office NO. II (PRO-2), Camp Adduru, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan on April 27, 2022

The meeting aimed to address issues of the mining industry to ensure the goal in achieving responsible mining.



The caravan was organized by PRO2 as part of its Community Relations Program in support of the Integrated Sustainable Assistance Recovery and Advancement Program (ISARAP) of the Duterte Administration.leg2

The activity was graced by PCOO USec. Joel Sy Egco, Police Lt. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, Focal Person for Duterte Legacy Caravan, and Regional Directors of different partner government agencies.lrg11leg10leg9leg8leg7leg6leg5leg3


MGB ROII participates in Tree hugging

You want to hug this Valentine's Day but need to follow social distancing?
MGB ROII supports the Denr Fmb Tree Hugging Campaign, an alternative way of getting hugs this Valentine's Day.
The Tree Hugging Day Campaign aims to promote the social/health benefits that we can derive from nurturing trees/forests, and raise awareness on the importance of the tree hugging movement.