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In line with Secretary ROY A. Cimatu’s Equal Opportunity Principle, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB-V) has conducted Webinar on Mining Laws for DENR employees on April 8, 2021.

The activity was participated by DENR field personnel to acquaint them on existing mining laws and policies and to have a uniform interpretation and implementation of this Agency’s protocols.

The following are the topics that were discussed during the webinar: Mining Resources Management Services by Engr. Shiela Solomon; Safety, Health, Environmental and Social Development provision at each stages of mining operation by Mr. Byron Mitchel Suratos; Apprehension, Seizure, Confiscation and Disposition of illegally sourced minerals / mineral products/ by-products and equipment used in mining by Atty. Cynthia Arias-Ramos; and Introduction to Geohazards by Mr. Ryan Jay Miraňa.

The activity was in partnership with the Environmental Management Bureau in celebration of the Philippine Earth Month with the theme: “Restore our Earth”.