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89256654 2995398833812492 9119391505683841024 oL-R: Outgoing RD Engr. Alfredo Relampagos, MGB Director Atty. Wilfredo Moncano, Asec. Nonita Caguioa, DENR-IX RED Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez and MGB-IX new RD Engr. Hernani Abdon during the ceremonial turn-over of Key of Responsibility

Pursuant to Special Order Number 2020-026 dated February 5, 2020 duly signed by Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Central Office Acting Director, Engr. Hernani G. Abdon took his new post as Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Regional Director of MGB Regional Office No. IX last March 6, 2020. 

In a simple turn-over ceremony held last March 5, 2020 at the Garden Orchid Hotel, Engr. Abdon accepted the Key of Responsibility from outgoing OIC-RD Engr. Alfredo T. Relampagos, who had served the region since October of 2012. The turn-over ceremony was witnessed by no less than the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary for Finance, Information System and Mining Concerns, Engr. Nonita S. Caguioa, MGB Acting Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, DENR-IX Regional Executive Director For. Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez and MGB Regional Directors from CAR to Region 13, who consequently were present to attend the first quarter MGB Regional Director’s Meeting and Management Conference from March 3-6, 2020. 

Engr. Abdon who is from Tagum City, was the Chief of the Mine Management Division of MGB-XII prior to his appointment. A licensed Mining Engineer who earned his degree of BS Mining Engineering from the Cebu Institute of Technology, Engr. Abdon joined the Bureau in 1999 and since then had been known as a key team player and a champion in the promotion of responsible mining among his colleagues from MGB-XII as well as his contemporaries.            

In his acceptance speech, Engr. Abdon enjoined MGB-IX to work hand in hand and to observe what he refers to as “Smooth Interpersonal Relationship” (SIR) between the management and its workforce in order to achieve the set targets of the region.

Other DENR Officials who were present during the turn-over ceremony include EMB-IX RD Josefino Belocura and retired DENR-IX RED For. Carlito Tuballa, RD of MGB-IX Engr. Constancio Paye and EMB-IX RD For. Edgardo Callanta. There were also guests from the MGB Central and Regional Offices and some representatives from mining companies in the region, to show support to the new RD and pay respects to the outgoing who had his retirement cum send-off program following the ceremonial rites of the turn-over.