As per Special Order No. 142 series of 2017, a training and capability building for MGB personnel responsible for statistical data, analysis, website maintenance and information dissemination, was conducted for all Economists, Information Officers and Information Technology specialists region wide held in Eurotel in Cubao, Quezon City. Economists, Information Officers and IT Specialists were grouped according to their respective duties and functions.  Economists were presented with updated forms they regularly used in gathering and consolidating statistical data while the IT’s concentrated at updating the respective regional offices’ websites and had proposed for an MGB unified interface. On the other hand, Information Officers had a very informative series of lecture presentation and practical activities that highlighted the importance of Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) of mining companies of its role in community building and making that mining community self-sufficient especially after mine life.

The 5-day activity was capped with a cocktail party on the fourth night as part of an after-party event especially dedicated to the newly-appointed Director of MGB, Atty. Wilfredo Moncano.  Dir. Moncano.  He was serenaded with songs and dance performances from the participants, and as a highlight, the participants pledged before him for their full support under his administration and committed themselves to improve and make their services better to the public.

Meanwhile, in another venue, personnel from the Finance and Administrative were also attending the 2017 Financial Performance and Reporting Accuracy Assessment cum Administrative Policies for all regional Chief Administrative Officers, Supply Officers, Budget Officers and BAC Secretariats and were given updates on new forms and policies