TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – The Provincial Mining Regulation Board members convened at the Macapagal Training Center on March 24, 2022, for their 1st Quarter Meeting for CY 2022. After comprehensive review and deliberation, the committee approved and endorsed four (4) Commercial Sand and Gravel Permit (CSAG) Permit and one Quarry permit during the meeting.
On behalf of Engr. Felizardo A. Cagad Jr, the Regional Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of Region X, and at the same time the Chairperson of LDN-PMRB, Engr. Rodante B. Felina presided over the meeting. Engr. Felina is the Chief of the Mine, Safety, Environment, and Social Development Division of Northern Mindanao.
Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo reminded the applicants to be more responsible in their operations. She appealed “not to go overboard to what was approved and authorized for their respective project. You need to follow the guidelines and assure to do your responsibility to the community”. Governor Dimaporo also reiterated the importance of responsible quarrying in mitigating and reducing adverse environmental effects.
The meeting was also joined by the other PMRB members, including SP Member Maida Tawan, Committee Chair on Environmental Protection, Solid Waste Management, and Climate Change, Mr. Dionision Cabahug Jr as representative of Smale Scale Mining, Mr. Jake Digol for Large Scale Mining, and Ms. Blenda Desierto of PAGLINGKAWAS Women Federation as the NGO Representative. PIO-LDN