56389459 322145055155662 4702221158773161984 nEvery February, the City of Zamboanga observes a month-long celebration of festivity to commemorate its Charter anniversary marking the installation of the first set of appointed city officials led by Mayor Nicasio Valderosa on February 26, 1937. As the City celebrates its 81st anniversary, the  Special Events Team tasked to spearhed this event has lined up various activities for the people of Zamboanga City to join and participate in such as sports festival, film festival, drum and lyre competition, a music fun run, a color fun run, and the highlight of the celebration, the Grand Civic-Military Parade and main program.

Pursuant to DENR-9 Regional Special Order No. 053 dated January 31, 2018, Hotline #8888 focal persons of the region joined in the Mindanao Cluster Orientation and Workshop for the Institutionalization of Hotline #8888 last February 15-16, 2018 held in Davao City.

Participants were oriented and capacitated on how to be able to immediately respond to issues/concerns and complaints through the hotline. To date, MGB-IX, through the Regional Public Affairs Office of DENR-IX has no pending complaint ticket.

Thirty four (34) newly hired Contract of Service (COS) embedded personnel of the Regional Offices of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Mindanao  cluster participated in the nationwide Capacity Building Training Program last February 12-14, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites, Davao City.

Together with their respective PENR/CENR Officers and Regional Directors from MGB and DENR, this series of capacity training  aimed to equip all MGB embedded personnel with the necessary knowledge and information as focal persons of MGB to the different PENRO/CENRO. The 3-day training included lectures on the laws and regulations on mining operations and other related environmental laws, geosciences as well as current issues and concerns being faced by MGB and the mining industry as a whole. 

In his message, MGB Acting Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano emphasized  the importance of the role of MGB embedded personnel as front liners in the implementation of MGB programs and functions  aligned from its thrust, mission and vision. The said personnel will also take part in the formation of a Quick Response Team that would strengthen the enforcement capability of DENR. The participants also visited an active mine site in Davao City and Office of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources in Tagum City as part of the training program.