TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) X of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Regional TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr, paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Executive of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Dela Cruz Quibranza at her office on September 12, 2022.
Along with Atty. Krissitte Grace F Campilan and Engr. Maria Raniela P Orteza, personnel from MGB regional office, Director Gacad was also accompanied by Mr. Samer Ambola, the LDN- Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), and Engr. Melba A. Maghuyop, the newly installed ENRO of PGLDN.
Governor Angging raised several matters related to illegal quarrying, sand/gravel extraction matters, and other exploitation of lands, and said, “As I noticed, quarry operations has increased, with that I am hoping that everyone has undergone proper process with complete documents and make sure to favorably perform their commitment with their respective community”.
On the other hand, Director Cagad expressed their constant support to the Provincial Government, especially in the issuance of clearances.
He said, “The need to have an inventory of all mining/quarrying operations is necessary. If we caught any violations, the LGU through Provincial Governor could issue a cease and desist order to avoid further destruction”.
Director Gacad’s visit was productive. After the meeting, Gacad then chaired the Provincial Mining and Board Meeting held at the Provincial Administrator’s Office. PIO-LDN