The Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Regional Office No. 10 was invited as speaker by the Office of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD), during the conduct of 45-Day Investigation Officer’s Basic Course (IOBC) Training last January 8, 2016 held at the RHQ Multi-Purpose Hall, Camp Vicente Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.

The Training was geared towards improving the knowledge and skills of the PNP Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) with the rank from Police Inspector (PINSPI) to Police Superintendent (PSUPT) and further enhanced their understanding on the laws relative to the preservation and protection of the environment.

As requested, Engr. Manuel L. Candia, MGB-10, Chief of the Mine Management Division conducted a power point presentation on the salient features of  R.A. 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995  with emphasis on prohibited acts and penalties and areas open and closed  to mining applications. R.A. 7076 or the People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991 and E.O. 79 were partly discussed.

MGB-10 Information officer-ll, Ms. Cecilia C. Tan joined Engr. Manuel L. Candia during the open forum in addressing queries, issues and concerns relative to the lecture.

Engr. Manuel L. Candia in his presentation during the Basic Training Course held at Camp Vicente Alagar  last January 8, 2016

The uniformed participants of the PNP Police Commissioned Officers, with the rank from Police Inspector to Police Superintendent.