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.
The meeting’s agenda included the presentation of Engr. Regienald Hebron, Multipartite Monitoring Team (MMT) Leader of the PGPI-Sibutad Mine Project of its First Quarter CY-2021 report and status update re PGPI’s Action Plan on the issues re informal small-scale miners within their MPSA area.
Other attendees included PGPI-Sibutad’s Project Office-In-Charge, Mr. Sulidario Catubig and the MGB-IX Secretariat Team headed by OIC, Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) Mr. Ramon Alforte, Senior Environmental Management Specialist, Mr. Patrick Francisco, and Community Affairs Officer II, Ms. Mary Ann Zambales.