Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 Regional Director Armando L. Malicse paid a courtesy visit to Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes at the Mandaue City Hall on July 14, 2022. The two officials briefly discussed various important concerns on mining.
At the meeting, Mayor Cortes expressed gratitude to MGB 7 for their initiative to establish close coordination with Mandaue City for any mining concerns within their jurisdiction.
“Ug unsay inyong kinahanglan motabang mi, tabangan gyud nato ang atong mga kauban sa buhat. Magtinabangay ta,” Cortes reassures. Mayor Cortes also expressed his support for responsible mining.
Following the dialogue, an informal meeting with the officers of the Mandaue City Regulatory Board (MCRB) was held at the City Environmental and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).
Also in the meeting were Engr. Edgardo C. Loquellano (OIC-Mine Management Division), Engr. Edward S. Malahay (Chief, Monitoring and Technical Services Section), Engr. Anjaylove S. Geniston (Senior Environmental Management Specialist), Ar. Araceli G. Barlam (Mayor Cortes’ Representative & MCRB Vice-Chairperson), Engr. Samuel O. Tagsip of Solid Earth Development Corporation (Large-Scale Mining Representative), Mr. Danilo B. Academia (Small-Scale Mining Representative), and CENRO Staffs Placido C. Jerusalem and Jovelyn C. Dotillos.