The Mines and Geosciences Bureau-IX (MGB), in its continuous effort to respond to the call for Bayanihan during the COVID-19 pandemic, has once again extended assistance to selected front liners of Zamboanga City on April 21, 2020.

Recognizing the risks faced by most of the front liners, MGB-IX personnel pooled their personal pledges to purchase food and hygiene items which were distributed to  barangay health workers and tanods in barangays, Pasonanca and Sta. Maria, respectively, and members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) manning the checkpoints in the barangays of Canelar, Nuñez, Veterans Avenue, Tetuan, San Roque, and Cabatangan. 

A total of Twenty-Three Thousand Pesos (Php 23,000.00) was spent to purchase food items such as instant coffee mix, biscuits, bread, fruits, bottled water, and instant noodles as well as few hygiene items like anti-bacterial soaps and toilet papers.

This sincere and genuine desire to boost the morale of the front liners is a shared goal of the men and women of MGB-IX through the leadership of OIC-Regional Director, Hernani Abdon, who have always been in full support to implement/enforce COVID-19 related activities and undertakings.