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MGB 1 attends Workshop on the Results of the CY 2020 Audit of Regional Monitoring System
- Monday, 26 April 2021

Technical personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 (MGB-1) attended the 5-day Workshop on the Results of the CY 2020 Audit of Regional Monitoring System last April 19-23, 2021 via Microsoft Teams. MGB Central Office moderated the said workshop with participants from different regional offices particularly from the Mine Management Division and Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development...
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MGB 1 participates in PGIN’s Quarry Consultation Day
- Friday, 23 April 2021

Ilocos Norte MGB-1 Embedded Personnel Engr. John Rhod Sonson participated in the Quarry Consultation Day launched last April 21, 2021 by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte. This initiative of PGIN together with MGB-1, EMB-1, and PENRO Ilocos Norte aims to address issues and concerns of Industrial and Commercial Sand and Gravel permit holders in the province where they can raise queries and...
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MGB 1 conducts MRFC meetings
- Wednesday, 24 March 2021

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau I proceeded with the for the Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC) with several permit holders. MGB 1 Regional Director Carlos Tayag presided the meetings held this March 2021.

Last March 16, 2021, MRFC-HMDC conducted a special meeting regarding the Review and evaluation of the Final Mine Rehabilitation and/or Decommissioning Plan at the Blue Marlin Resort.

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MGB Region 1 congratulates newly promoted employees
- Monday, 22 March 2021

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Two (2) newly promoted employees of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 1 took their oath of office this March 2021.
 
Ms. Vilma A. Viceno (promoted as Chief Geologist under the Geosciences Division) took her Oath of Office through a virtual ceremony on March 9, 2021 conducted by the DENR Central Office. Secretary Roy A. Cimatu administered the ceremonial...
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MGB 1 attends RDC Budget Review and Consultation 2021
- Wednesday, 10 February 2021

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 attended the Regional Development Committee (RDC) Budget Review and Consultation via Zoom on February 8, 2021. This was undertaken by the Regional Development Budget Coordination Committee-1 through the RDC Environment Sectoral Committee. Prior to this, A Regional Budget Forum was conducted last January 29, 2021 to orient all the...
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MGB-1 is ISO Recertified
- Friday, 05 February 2021

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – After undergoing External Surveillance Audit last February 2, 2021 conducted by certifying body, National Quality Assurance (NQA), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 has successfully renewed its ISO certification for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) and transitioned from BSOHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational...
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MGB 1 prepares for ISO Recertification
- Monday, 25 January 2021

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 (MGB-1) have conducted internal ISO Audit last January 18-19, 2021. This is in preparation to the 2nd ISO Surveillance Audit scheduled on February 2, 2021. Assigned Internal Auditors conducted a cross audit in the four divisions (Finance and Admin Division, Mine Management Division, Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division). The said audit was...

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MGB -1 conducts Learning Event for Embedded Personnel
- Monday, 11 January 2021

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 conducted a 2-day learning event for Embedded Personnel and MGB-1 Personnel last January 6-7, 2021 at the DENR-1 Conference Hall. Engr. Randie Ceasar Apilado and Engr. Mario Pamittan discussed on the proper use of the Global Positoning System (GPS) and Portable Surveying Instrument. Mine Safety, Environment and Social Division Chief...

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