LEGAZPI CITY – Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MBG RO-V) Regional Director Guillermo A. Molina, Jr. IV has issued Cease and Desist Order to Illegal Small Scale Miners and Mineral Processing Plants in the Municipalities of Paracale; Jose Panganiban; and Labo all in the Province of Camarines Norte.


MGB RO-V orders the immediate stoppage of the small scale mining and mineral processing operation in the areas mentioned until a Minahang Bayan in the Province is declared.

This is the official action of the Bureau in view of the impending danger/hazard in the area posed by uncontrollable diggings; unsafe condition of the adits constructed by the small scale miners and processing of minerals in violation of the RA 7076, otherwise known as the People’s Small Scale Mining Act of 1991; and RA 7942, the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.

It is to be noted that the MGB RO-V ably fulfils its mandate as a vigilant steward of the country’s mineral resources geared towards the promotion of responsible mining.