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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources hosted the first ever DENR Scholar’s Congress on October 23-25, 2019 at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City. The three-day event was a gathering of selected DENR scholars from the central and regional offices who were recipients of both local and international courses. 

Contributed by: Jenylyn Dicen

Following the Core-Group and TWG meeting purposely held for the conduct of the mining forum, of which a pre-mining forum workshop was agreed to be conducted first, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA-IX) through the Economic Development Committee Secretariat, organized the pre MIning Forum Workshop last October 4, 2019 at the Grand Astoria Hotel.

The objective of the forum was to gather issues/ concerns from the mining sector and be able to formulate policy recommendations, interventions and have an experiential understanding on what really is happening on the ground or in actual operation.

Chief Geologist Jessica Lucero and Information Officer Emma Deverala joined other member agencies of the Regional Convergence Initiative under the National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development during the launching of the Dumingag-Midsalip-Bayog-Tungawan Convergence Area last September 26, 2019 held at the Municipality of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.