DENR Assistant Secretary Joan A. Lagunda held an Interface and Command Conference during her recent visit in the region last January 26, 2022.

Held in Dapitan City, the Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Western Mindanao, Metropolitan Environmental Office-East and Legislative Affairs and the concurrent Director of the Pasig River Coordinating and Management Office, have provided her directives to the different Offices in DENR Zamboanga Peninsula including the Mines and Geosciences Bureau IX. 

MGB IX Regional Director Hernani G. Abdon attended the said activity that aimed to monitor and assess the various activities of the field offices in the region and confer/refer with key officials all issues and concerns in order to ensure efficient and effective office operations.

RD Abdon was able to present the achievements and initiatives of MGB IX to Asec Lagunda. He also shared some concerns of the Office including the impending full transfer of the MGB IX regional office to Pagadian City. In reply, Asec. Lagunda said that her office will provide its earnest support and best efforts to assist MGB IX in the accomplishment of its targets and activities.  

RD Abdon further added that MGB IX will continue to exemplify its tradition of excellence and assured that the MGB IX will always give their best efforts in all endeavors.