In the interest of providing appropriate information to our stakeholders on the policies of the government on mining, OIC, Regional Director Hernani Abdon indulged a radio interview over Magic 103.1 Fm radio station in Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay on January 13, 2021.
This activity was upon the invitation of the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) to give MGB-IX the opportunity to clarify issues and concerns on mining laws and related policies specifically within the province. Accompanied by Engr. Ramil Mundo, OIC -Mine Management Division and Engr. Nathaniel Domail, MGB designated embedded personnel in the province, RD Abdon gave an overview on Republic Act (RA) No. 7942, “Philippine Mining Act of 1995, RA No. 7076, “People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991” and the participation/role of the local government units and indigenous people in the implementation of the laws within the province.
During the interview, the creation of a PENRO-LGU Technical Working Group who will monitor all LGU-issued sand and gravel permits/activities in the province to ensure that no illegal activities are allowed was also discussed.
Dubbed as "Kalikasan at Likas Yaman ng DENR", said radio program is hosted by Mr. Dindo Deoticio, anchor and designated information officer of DENR PENRO Sibugay.