Embedded personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 have reinforced and strengthened their knowledge on the environment, particularly on the management of mineral resources through its ENR Frontline Course through virtual presentation on January 14.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 Director Armando Malicse shared his knowledge and expertise on mineral resource management services to the event participants from PENR and CENR Offices.

He emphasized that as DENR focal persons, employees must also know about the country’s rich natural resources under the ground and the different mining companies that help harness the full potential out of these resources.

This way, they can help implement and spread the information about the various mining laws and regulations in the country aimed to protect these resources, Malicse added.

A total of 25 DENR personnel attended the nine-day learning event. They were equipped with basic information on (a) Introduction to Mining, (b) Status of Mining and Minerals Industry in the Philippines, (c) Introduction to the RA 7942 and DAO 2010-21, (d) SHES Provision at Each Stage of Mining Operation, (e) Financial Mechanisms for the Implementation of Environmental Programs, and (f) Common Lapses of Contractors/ Permittees/Permit Holders in SHES & Mining Tenements Components (IO).