The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region X conducted an Information, Education, Communication (IEC) on the salient features of Republic Act 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, including its advocacy on responsible mining, and an introduction to geology to its newly hired personnel on November 12, 2021. This initiative capacitates the employees of MGB-X on the mandates and goals of the Bureau.

With the aim of upholding a transparent working environment, the personnel were given a talk on the background, procedures, and services of each division of MGB-X. The first one was an introduction to Geology which was given by the Chief of the Geosciences Division, Osin A. Sinsuat, Jr. Then followed by the procedures and services done by the Mine Management Division (MMD) given by OIC-Chief of MMD, Engr. Janice B. Furog. Lastly, a talk about responsible mining was given by the chief of the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD), Engr. Rodante B. Felina.

OIC, Regional Director, Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. stressed the importance of being on the ‘same page’ in providing quality services to the people. Hence, conducting IEC to the employees is as important as conducting IEC to the public.