The Mines and Geosciences Bureau V attended the round of selection for the Best Mining Forest, Safest Mines Award and Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award hosted and organized by the National Executive Committee and the PMEIA Selection Committee last January 20 and 21, 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the various Selection Committees and MGB opted to continue to give recognition to the private sector’s initiatives and exemplary achievements in the protection of the environment and ecology to further promote private sector participation, enhance public awareness on the protection of the environment and ecology, and contribute to the growth of the economy and improvement in the quality of life of Filipinos. 

The Office recommended Filminera Resources Corporation and Philippine Gold Processing and Refining Corp. as nominees for the PMEIA and Best Mining Forest Contest last January 7, 2021.

The nominees are given 30 mins to present their Audio-visual presentations with question and answer from the respective committee.

The conferment of these awards is usually being celebrated during the Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference in Baguio City.  However, for this year’s selection, the virtual awarding ceremony is tentatively scheduled in March 2021.