MGB-10 conducted a One-day Orientation on DENR Administrative Order No. 2015-03, that is the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7076, otherwise known as the “People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991”. The activity was attended by members/representatives of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Boards (PMRB) of Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and the City Mining Regulatory Boards (CMRB) of the Cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. There were also representatives from the 4ID Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), and Minahang Bayan Contract applicants from the provinces of Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and from Iligan and Cagayan de Oro Cities. The Orientation was attended by a close to a hundred participants.
DENR DAO-2015-13 harmonizes the implementation of the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS) and R.A. 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 in relation to mining projects. (This DAO was released for publication last March 16, 2015 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer).