Friday, July 15, 2016


Surigao Norte guv convenes mining stakeholders

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 15 (PIA) – The provincial government of Surigao del Norte on Thursday spearheaded a mining stakeholders meeting at the Governor’s Conference Room, Capitol Compound, here.

Provincial Information Officer Mary Jul Escalante bared that some lingering issues and concerns on mining activities like siltation in Claver town, fisk kill in Lake Mainit, non-payment of business tax, royalty income of the IP’s (Indigenous People), and other related matters are being discussed during the said meeting.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 13 regional director Alilo Ensomo presented the status report on large scale mining companies in the province.

Meanwhile, the representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) discussed the reforestation activities of the mining companies in the province as part of their social development and management program.

Also during the meeting, the officials from different mining companies presented their plans and programs in compliance with the national government's call for responsible mining.

The one-day meeting was attended by governor Sol Matugas and the officials and representatives of Hinatuan Mining Corporation, Taganito Mining Corp, Taganito HPAL, Platinum Group Metals Corporation, Adnama Mining, Greenstone Mining Corporation, Silangan Mining Corporation, and provincial board members of the second district. (SDR/PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)