MGB X Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. attended the meeting in response to the letter dated July 11, 2022 of Representative Atty. Lordan G. Suan,   First District, Cagayan de Oro City, Representative Christian S. Unabia, First District, Misamis Oriental and Representative Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, Second District, Misamis Oriental.

In this letter, the representatives expressed being bound as one and call themselves as USE, which stands for Unabia, Suan and Emano and are committed towards a unified leadership in bringing more development in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental. It is also their desire to achieve growth and progress and serve the common interest and welfare of their constituents.

Topics discussed and  requested by the solons for presentation include Status of Programs/Projects and Budget utilization for fiscal year 2022, proposed Programs/Projects for fiscal year 2023 submitted to NEDA, Proposed Programs/Projects that are included in the  Department’s 2023 budget as well as the excluded proposals, issues and concerns, and proposed House bills that require their  sponsorship.

On the part of MGB X, RD Gacad presented the following Proposed House Bills that require sponsorship:

  • An Act Amending Provisions of RA 79421 or the Philippine Miming Act of 1995 to increase the shares of government outside and within mineral reservations
  • An Act Establishing Tenement, Safety, and Social Development and Management (TSHES) Monitoring in Non-metallic Mines
  • An Act Regulating   Sand and Gravel Extraction for  marginalized quarridors