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The Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC) for the Philex Gold Phils. Inc - Sibutad Mine Project held its Second Quarter of CY-2021 meeting virtually via Zoom this morning. 
 
MGB-IX OIC-Regional Director Hernani Abdon as the MRFC Chairman presided the said meeting with the following members present: RED Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez of DENR-IX as Co-chairman; RD Alex Jimenez of EMB-IX as member; Atty. Paul Gudmalin representing the NGO as member; and Minardo Batoo, Jr., Environmental Corporate Manager of PGPI as member. 

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 The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-IX) organized an orientation and deputation seminar to Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers (MENROs) and personnel of the Local Government Units (LGUs) of the 2nd District of Zamboanga del Sur (ZdS) on September 16, 2021. The one-day seminar was held at the Farmerโ€™s Training Center in Bayog, ZdS wherein participants were given lecture-presentations on the different Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) laws and related policies.

The permit holders/contractors composed mostly of Industrial Sand and Gravel (ISAG) within Mindanao convened virtually via Zoom last August 20, 2021 as facilitated by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IX (MGB-IX).  The objective of the said meeting was to bring together non-metallic permit holders/contractors to discuss mainly the establishment of the National Unified Information and Education Program (NUIECP) in cognizant to the MGB directive in 2020 as an offshoot to the nationwide campaign dubbed as #MineResponsibility which was launched nationwide in November of 2019.