Asec JL with other DENR-IX Officials headed by RED Krisma Rodriguez pose with MGB-IX employees for posterity

“Expectation versus reality”, was what Asec. Joan A. Lagunda, DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations for Mindanao and Legislative Affairs, had emphasized during her interface with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-IX employees on February 12, 2021.

She said that in addressing local politics and other external influences in the implementation of mining laws on the ground, MGB should be mindful of the expectations versus the reality of actual implementation of laws and regulations. She reminded her audience that as a regulating agency, MGB is always expected to strictly implement all existing mining laws and their related policies. However, she also said that there are certain realities that are also needed to be considered to come up with well-thought and balanced decisions that will benefit the greater good.

The interface with MGB-IX employees was one of the activities during her weeklong visit to observe how the different DENR-IX offices, including its regional line bureaus, are operating on the ground as well as evaluate the implementation of existing and on-going programs and projects within the region.

Ensuring that her visit was not only productive but one that she will also never forget, RED Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez with the support of MGB-RD Engr. Hernani Abdon EMB-RD Engr. Alex D. Jimenez and other DENR IX top officials have extended Asec. Lagunda the warmth and welcome she deserves --- the DENR-IX way.



Asec. JL's interface with MGB-IX