The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V has organized and facilitated a one-day orientation and planning program on the creation of the Special Task Force to conduct an assessment/investigation on the sand and gravel quarry sites and recent lahar that deposited on the slopes of Mayon Volcano. The program was held in Pepperland Hotel in Legazpi City on November 6, 2020 and was attended by personnel from DENR-V, MGB-V, EMB-V, DPWH-V, and the Provincial Government of Albay who shall participate in the said assessment.

The creation of the Special Taskforce is in pursuance to DENR Special Order no. 2020-362 dated November 4, 2020 and MGB-V Special Order no. 2020-53, dated November 5, 2020.