The Mines and Geosciences Bureau is calling for interested and qualified Mining Contractors, Permit Holders and Permittees and their operators involved in active exploration, surface or underground operation, quarry operation and mineral processing as nominees for the 2021 Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA), Safest Mines and Mines Best Personalities Awards and Best Mining Forest Contest.

The call for nominees for the PMIEA and other awards for the period July 2020 – June 2021 is contained in a Memorandum to all MGB Regional Offices dated June 22,2021 from MGB Director, Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and local quarantine measures and travel restrictions, an offsite selection and validation will be followed for the evaluation of the safety and health, environmental management and reforestation, and social/community development performance and accomplishments, of Mining Contractors /Permit Holders covering the period from June 2020 to July 2021.

PMIEA nominees are required to submit their PMIEA/MFP write up supported with the Safety, Health, Environment and Social (SHES) and Mining Forest Program (MFP) documents, and an audio-visual presentation. Documents, along with an endorsement from the concerned MGB Regional Office shall be submitted to MGB Central Office at minesafety@mgb.gov.ph on or before August 20, 2021.

For further details on the PMIEA and other Awards Contest, please call MGB X landline numbers (088) 856-2110 and 856-1331 or visit the MGB X Office located at the DENR X Compound, Macabalan,  Cagayan de Oro City.