The Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC) for Clusters 1 and 2 of the Industrial Sand and Gravel (ISAG) Permit Holders of the Province of Zamboanga del Norte held its 2nd Quarter Meeting via Zoom platform on July 1 and 2, respectively.
Presided by its MRFC Chair, OIC-RD Hernani Abdon, the highlights during whole day meeting were as follows:
1. Presentation of the Multi-Partite Monitoring Team (MMT) report of 11 ISAG areas by its Team Leader, Senior Environmental Management Specialist, Engr. Patrick Francisco;
2. Evaluation/Approval of the 5-Year Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program (EPEP) and Final Mine Rehabilitation and/or Decommissioning Plan (FMRDP) of three new ISAG applicants; and
3. Discussion on the National Greening Program sites.
Meanwhile, during the Cluster 2 meeting held the next day, MMT Leader for the said Cluster, Engr. Regienald Hebron, have also presented the recent MMT monitoring report.
DENR IX Regional Executive Director, For. Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez were among the MRFC members who were present and who have actively shared her insights on the important matters that arose during discussion.
Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division headed by OIC-Chief, Ramon Alforte, served as the Secretariat.