The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB-R.O-V) has conducted a seminar workshop entitled: “Gender and Development (GAD) Program and Re-Orientation of Guidelines on Social Development and Management Program (SDMP)” last October 11, 2019 at Bicol Food Delight Convention Hall, Barriada, Legazpi City.  

The seminar-workshop was participated in by Community Relations Officers of all mining operations in the Bicol Region and stakeholders. The activity is designed to integrate GAD programs into the SDMP formulation and implementation in the Region. This standardized harmonization aims not only to comply with statutory requirement but also to offer to people regardless of gender with inclusive opportunity and equal access to the social projects catered by the mining company.


Further, this activity serves as an avenue to discuss issues and concerns being faced by the mining companies in the Region. It also open favorable arena for convergence of ideas and efforts for better formulation and effective implementation of SDMP in the Region.