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MGB IV-A Conducts HydroGeological Investigation in Ibaan, Batangas

Two (2) geotechnical personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. IV-A (CALABARZON) conducted a hydrogeological survey in the Municipality of Ibaan, Batangas...

Orientation-Seminar on ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No.  2015-07 mandates the accreditation of certain processes currently being implemented in the local mining industry through...

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MGB IV-A Conducts Geotagging Seminar

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A (CALABARZON) in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A conducted a Geo-Tagging Training/Seminar on April 27-28, 2016 at the Rizal Quarry Academy, Inc. (RQAI) Building at Sitio Buhanginan, Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo City...

MGB IV-A Attends MAB/POA Workshop on Mining Conflicts/Dispute

MGB IV-A Panel of Arbitrators and support personnel attended the Mines Adjudication Board and Panel of Arbitrators 4th Seminar/Workshop on Mining Conflict...

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. IV-A (CALABARZON) technical personnel handed over thru the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) headed by Engineer Nelson Singson the nine (9) composite maps of 1:10,000 Landslide and Flood Geohazard Maps of ...

MGB IV-A Conducts HydroGeo Survey in Lobo and San Luis, Batangas

A series of hydrogeological surveys was conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. IV-A (CALABARZON) in the municipalities of ...

10 Arrests in the Latest NBI-EnCD and MGB IV-A Surveillance

A new surveillance operation by the National Bureau of Investigation-Environmental Crime Division (NBI-EnCD) together with MGB Region IV-A led to the arrest of ten (10) individuals on Monday (March 7, 2016) for illegally extracting “gravel/boulders”...

A total of forty six (46) officials/personnel of the Local Government Units (LGUs) of  Atimonan, Quezon and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)/Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) were deputized by MGB-IVA Regional Director Samuel T. Paragas as Deputy Environment...

A series of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) was conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. IV-A (MGB IV-A) in the municipalities of San Francisco and Mulanay of Quezon province.  Eight (8) MGB IV-A personnel conducted the assessment from February 1-12 and...

The most awaited event of the Mining Industry has come to fold when various Mining Stakeholders gathered at the recently concluded 62nd Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) held from November 17 to 20, 2015 at CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural...

MGB IV-A – NBI Arrests 25 Illegal Miners

The National Bureau of Investigation-Environmental Crime Division (NBI-EnCD) together with MGB IV-A apprehended twenty-five individuals on charges of Theft of Minerals in a surveillance made by the joint team on Thursday (January 20, 2016) in...

MGB IV-A Endorses Proposed Expanded Minahang Bayan to DENR

On December 28, 2015, the proposed expanded Minahang Bayan situated in Brgy. Manlana, Buenavista, Quezon was endorsed by this Office  to the Honorable Secretary of the Department of Environment and...

MGB IV-A Attends Tenement Evaluation Workshop

2 participants from MGB Region IV-A attended the Lecture on Mining Tenement Evaluation on October 28 – 30, 2015 at Bayview Park Hotel, Manila.

Among the MGB IV-A envoys are Krizia Ann P. Alberto and...

UVs Granted to Pinugay, Baras, Rizal as SDMP Implementation of RCRDC

Every New Year brings something auspicious to many, and as early as the first week of 2016 a community in Baras...

RD Samuel T. Paragas, Regional Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau - Regional Office No. IV-A (MGB IV-A) recently issued an Order of Deputation to eight (8) officials/personnel of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Environmental Crime Division, to their deputation, an...

The Rizal Quarry Academy (RQA) was conceptualized during the last Management Conference of MGB in CY2014 under the DENR’s expanded programs/projects proposal or locally-funded and foreign assisted projects. It will be initially operationalized in partnership...

MGB IV-A Attends MAB and POA Workshop on Mining Conflict/Dispute Reso

MGB IV-A Panel of Arbitrators (POA) and support personnel attended the Mines Adjudication Board (MAB) and Panel of Arbitrators 3rd Seminar/Workshop on Mining Conflict/Dispute Resolution at Icon..

Geological Hazard Information Drive for Clients/Visitors of MGB IV-A

For the past several years, the Philippines has been experiencing series of catastrophic events that have caused untold damages to properties, infrastructures and even loss of lives...

MGB IV-A Investigates Alleged Illegal Quarrying along Kuloong River

An investigation was conducted on June 9, 2015 to address a letter sent by Engr. Patrocinio L. Abary, Jr. dated May 4, 2015 requesting an investigation on the alleged illegal quarry operations along Kuloong...

MGB IV-A Conducts Investigation on the Alleged Illegal Quarry Operation in Lemery, Batangas

Technical personnel of MGB IV-A together with Lemery Municipal Police SPO3 Agapito Rey Campalla and PO1 Efren Buño...

MGB IV-A Conducts Public Hearing in Tagkawayan for Mineral Reservation Area

A Public Hearing was conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional No. IV-A (MGB IV-A)  in Tagkawayan, Quezon on..

MGB Delegate Attend IM4DC-led Training on Design, Monitoring and Closure of TSF

Personnel from the Central and Regional Offices of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau attended the “Training on Design, Monitoring and Closure of Tailings Storage Facilities” organized by...

MGB IV-A Conducts Capacity Building Seminar and First Aid Training in Buenavista

The activity was held at the Buenavista Municipal Function Hall on May 28, 2015 in Buenavista, Quezon and was attended by forty three (43) registered participants composed of representatives from...

HAI Sign MOA with Host Community Representative for New Approves SDMP

Hardrock Aggregates Incorporated (HAI) had the signing of its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Barangay Cupang LGUs in Antipolo City last June 17, 2015 to cover the implementation of its SDMP for...

LRAI Accomplishes MOA for 3rd Year SDMP

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was executed by and between the management of Lafarge Republic Aggregates, Inc. (LRAI) and representatives from the host and neighboring communities in Angono, Rizal relative to the recently renewed...

MGB IV-A's Conducts First Province-Wide IEC in Rizal

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) CALABARZON recently concluded a 5-day, province-wide Information and Education Communication (IEC) Campaign on Geohazard for the different municipalities...

Landslide in Brgy. Paang Bundok, Plaridel, Quezon during Typhoon Ruby

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A (MGB IV-A) conducted a geological hazard investigation on December 10, 2014 of the landslide...

Follow-up Inspection on the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Antipolo

On September 9, 2014, the technical personnel of this Office together with the representatives from the PMRB-RENRO, PENRO-PAMB, DENR IV-A PAWD and...

MGB IV-A Holds First MRFC Summit

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A had successfully conducted the 1st Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC) Summit at Graceland Estates and Country Club in Tayabas City on January 21-22, 2015. The event was participated by the...

Stakeholders Meeting and MOA Signing for the Proposed Lobo Gold Mine

The MGB IV-A Office led by RD Samuel T. Paragas witnessed the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between Egerton Gold Phils. Inc. (EGPI) and the ten (10) host and neighboring...

MGB IV-A Issues CDO to Illegal Gold Miners in Antipolo City

Technical personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IVA (CALABARZON)  together with representatives of PMRB-Rizal Environment and Natural Resource Office (RENRO), PENRO - Protected...

Mining Stakeholders Grace ANMSEC 2014

The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) in partnership with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources has successfully organized the 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment...

Buenavista Miners Train on Basic First Aid, Life Support

The Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A (CALABARZON) conducted training on standard first aid and basic life support to the small scale miners of...

MGB Calabarzon concludes Detailed Geohazard Assessment of the remaining Six Municipalities

In line with the recent Presidential Directive and NDRRMC resolutions following several landslides and flooding...

MGB Calabarzon Orders LGUs to Nab Mineral/ Mineral Product Offenders

In line with the goal of the DENR and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to combat indiscriminate and illegal quarrying activities...

CALABARZON Mining Companies Vie for ANMSEC Awards

MGB IV-A (CALABARZON) has already completed preliminary evaluation of mining companies in the region who signified their intent to participate in the most coveted Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMEIA) to be...

MGB IV-A Conducts IEC to Solid Cement Corp.

Technical Personnel from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A (CALABARZON) led by Director Samuel T. Paragas conducted an Information and Education Campaign for the staff of Solid Cement Corporation in Barangay...

Geological  Investigation of "Sinkhole" in Calamba

Senior Geologist, Maria Celi V. Kennedy of the Geosciences Division conducted a geological investigation in response to the request made by the local government of Calamba City last June 3, 2014 concerning the appearance of...

Geohazard Assessment of the Proposed DENR & DPWH RO Building

A geological hazard assessment was conducted by Mr. Fidel V. Zepeda, Senior Geologist of the Geosciences Division at Barangay Mayapa, Calamba City, Laguna last May 8-9, 2014. The said area is the proposed site for DENR...

VIL Mines, Inc. Presents Two Year CDP, Held Stakeholders Meeting

In response to the previous evaluation of the Community Development Program (CDP) of VIL Mines, Inc., foror its active exploration activities located at the...

LRAI and Angono Public - Private Partnership Addressing the Flood Concerns

In support of Angono's pro-active stance in addressing perennial flooding incidence in low-lying areas of the...

Investigation on San Mateo Residents Complaints

Personnel from the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A together with the staff of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board...

MGB IV-A Conducts "Capacity Building Seminar and First Aid Training"

With mining and quarrying considered as hazardous workplaces, MGB Region IV-A conducted a seminar/workshop entitled “Capacity Building Seminar and Mine Safety and First Aid Training”...

Rodriguez Crushing Plant Ordered Closed

The Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A (CALABARZON) represented by Engr. Reginald D. Leoncio and Engr. Rommel O. Aban led the closure...

Update on Hardrock Aggregates, Inc. (HAI) re: Stoppage Order

On March 7, 2014 MGB IV-A issued a Stoppage Order directing Hardrock Aggregates, Inc. to stop its quarrying operation in Brgy. Cupang, Antipolo City, Rizal until the overburden materials that silted a portion of nearby Kaybibit...

BAAC Vision of doing with a Social Conscience

Batong Angono Aggregates Corporation (BAAC) in June 2008 entered into an Operating Agreement with Concrete Aggregates Corporation (CAC),  a mining company affiliated with real estate conglomerate Ortigas Holdings’...

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