Acting Director Wilfredo G. Moncano of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recently appointed Engr. Armando L. Malicse as the new Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Office of the Regional Director of MGB Regional Office (RO) No. VII, pursuant to MGB Special Order No. 2020-074 dated September 16, 2020.

The designation of Engr. Malicse came after the official retirement of former Regional Director Loreto B. Alburo.

Engr. Malicse previously held the position of Chief Science Research Specialist and was the Chief of the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division in MGB RO No. VII.

The turnover was held in Marco Polo Hotel Cebu in Cebu City and was attended by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor, Jr of DENR RO No. VII. It was also attended virtually by DENR Undersecretary Jim O. Sampulna, DENR Assistant Secretary Nonita S. Caguioa, as well as, all MGB regional directors and central office division chiefs, and friends from the mining industry.

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