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Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB R.O.-V) Regional Director Guillermo A. Molina, Jr. IV has recently sent letter to all mining companies in the Bicol Region to comply with the provisions of Presidential Proclamation nos. 922 and 929 in regard to the containment of the rise of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte issued Presidential Proclamation nos. 922 and 929 dated March 8 and 16, 2020 that declared the whole country under state of public health emergency; and state of calamity for the next six (6) months and imposing Enhanced Community Quarantine throughout Luzon, respectively.

In his letter, RD Molina has mandated all mining companies concerned to initiate prevention and control measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 to ensure the safety of the personnel and those of the residents of their host communities.

Finally, all mining companies concerned are also directed to furnish this Office their respective Covid-19 Control Programs and Periodic Monitoring reports of similar program implementation.