The Mine Management Division hosted a Virtual Technical Review this morning relative to the Tree Cutting Permit Application of Atro Mining Vitali Inc. (AMVI) through Everhydro Corporation.

Presiding during the said meeting was RD Hernani G. Abdon as Chairman of the Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee. Also in attendance were DENR-IX Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, Ronald Gadot, Mr. Edwin Castro, Arlene Gaba, representative from CENR-Siocon.

AMVI is an iron-ore mining project in Vitali, Zamboanga City. 


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     In the interest of providing appropriate  information to our stakeholders on the policies of the government on mining, OIC, Regional Director Hernani Abdon indulged a radio interview over Magic 103.1 Fm radio station in Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay on January 13, 2021.

    This activity was upon the invitation of the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) to give MGB-IX the opportunity to clarify issues and concerns on mining laws and related policies specifically within the province. Accompanied by Engr. Ramil Mundo, OIC -Mine Management Division and Engr. Nathaniel Domail, MGB designated embedded personnel in the province, RD Abdon gave an overview on Republic Act (RA) No. 7942, “Philippine Mining Act of 1995, RA No. 7076, “People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991” and the participation/role of the local government units and indigenous people in the implementation of the laws within the province.


Engr. Hernani G. Abdon, OIC-Regional Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-IX (MGB-IX), presided the first General Staff Meeting for CY 2021 held at the Regional Office in Pasonanca, Zamboanga City, on January 7, 2021.

After the welcome message of RD Abdon, Mr. Joemark Bondad, MGB-IX Planning Officer, presented a comprehensive report re the performance status of the region for CY 2020 accomplishments, that indicated a promising and very satisfactory rating amidst the challenges posed by Covid-19 global pandemic. He also presented the work plan and corresponding indicators for CY 2021 to guide both technical and administrative support personnel in accomplishing this year’s set targets.