The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional office No. 10 along with the Provincial Agriculture Office of Camiguin conducted a consultation/ Forum with the extractors/vendors and suppliers of sand and gravel and other construction  materials of Mambajao, Camiguin on Wednesday, January 26, 2016. The consultation was in response to the letter dated January 11, 2016 signed by Mr. Renero G. Torion,  Provincial Agriculturist and member of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB), duly concurred by Camiguin Provincial Governor,  Hon. Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo requesting for the presence of MGB        -10  staff to discuss  Quarry Resources extraction policies/rules and related extraction fees including the payment of excise tax.

The consultation was aimed to orient the participants on the policies, rules and regulations relative to quarry resources extraction. Furthermore, to enhance the sand and gravel and other quarry resources operations in the Province of Camiguin.

Engr. Manuel L. Candia, Chief of the Mine Management Division along with information officer, Cecila C. Tan attended the Consultation. Engr. Candia discussed the reportorial process of  sand and gravel production reports and provisions on fees and charges specifically  extraction fees and payment of excise tax. He also recommended the establishment of a Communal Extraction Area for Sand and Gravel and/or related materials  subject to the provisions under DENR Administrative Order No. 2001-35 .

The Consultative Forum was attended by 31 sand and gravel permit holders, traders and representative from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office.