June 03, 2020 was a special day for five employees in MGB-X as they had their oath taking ceremony for being the newly hired and promoted personnel of MGB-X. The Oath taking ceremony took place at MGB-X Conference Room, Cagayan de Oro City.

Engr. Janice B. Furog, of Mine Management Division (MMD), Ms. Virginia R. Verdejo and Engr. Anshawer D. Bara-acal of Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) were promoted from being an Engineer III, Community Affairs Officer II and Science Research Specialist II to Engineer IV and the Section Chief of Mining Tenement Evaluation Section, Senior Science Research Specialist of Social Development Section and Senior Science Research Specialist of the Safety and Health Section, respectively. The newly hired personnel on the other hand, are Engr. Jer Aian A. Pascual of Mine Management Division (MMD) and Mr. Raymund M. Postrano of Geosciences Division (DG) as Engineer II of Monitoring Technical Services Section and Geologist II of Geology & Engineering Geology Section, respectively.

Due to the necessary restrictions of mass gatherings, strict physical distancing was imposed and only a few were allowed to witness the special event. The Regional Director of MGB-X, Efren B. Carido was present together with the division Chiefs namely: Engr. Roy B. Felina, Chief of MSESDD, Engr. Liberty B. Daitia, OIC chief of FAD, Manuel L. Candia, OIC Chief of MMD and the newly retired former chief of MMD, Engr. Daniel S. Belderol. Ms. Joanne Rose Alvarez, Administrative Officer V and Mary Jossel H. Dispo—Senior SRS were also there and Ms. Cecilia C. Tan, IO II, who was the master of ceremony. However, for colleagues and friends who wanted to witness the occasion, a live streaming on MGB-X’s official Facebook Page, MGB Region X was provided for their convenience.

At the end of the event, all five newly promoted and newly hired personnel expressed their gratitude and vowed to be better in their craft. Regional Director, Efren B. Carido then gave his heartfelt message that concluded the oath taking ceremony.