On February 26, 2020, MGB X conducted an IEC on Mining Laws and Responsible Mining to the Senior High School students of Lugait National High School. More than one hundred students participated with the said activity. The presentation was given by Mr. Rodante B. Felina, the chief of Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division, about “Responsible Mining Awareness.”
The activity started with an ice breaker where students were more than game as they danced and laughed following the video showed on the screen. After which, Engr. Rodante B. Felina started his presentation.
At the start, the students were still quite skeptical about responsible mining. With the lack of knowledge, and how it is represented by the media, some students raised their concern and firmly showed their stand—being against it. Mr. Felina, however, took it as a good opportunity to show them a more comprehensive idea of what responsible mining is and to also make them understand more on the pros of mining. After the presentation, students were enlightened about the topic as smiles were evident on their faces.