Friday, April 27, 2018


MGB-13 plays part in DENR's efforts to curb illegal mining

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, April 27 (PIA) - In keeping with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) efforts to regulate small-scale mining operations and curb the proliferation of illegal mining in the country, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 13 has started to play a part in the crackdown on illegal mining operations in Caraga region.

Relevant to the crackdown, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has issued DENR Special Order No. 2018-53 creating the National Task Force Mining Challenge (NTFMC), which would ensure the strict enforcement of existing mining policies and regulations along with other related environmental laws.

A series of raids have been carried out in illegal small-scale mining sites and mineral processing plants in the municipalities of Alegria and Placer, Surigao del Norte that led to the confiscation of artisanal items, mining tools and equipment and the eventual closure of the mining areas.

Selected MGB-13 personnel joined the task force as members of the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC) and as representatives of the primary responsible agency to implement the said special order.

MGB-13 has identified a total of 80 gold-rush areas located in the provinces of Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur as well as five chromite-rich areas in the province of Dinagat Islands which are all engaged in illegal small-scale mining activities.

Meanwhile, a conference was held to discuss the creation of the Regional Task Force against illegal utilization/transportation of sand and gravel materials/quarry resources within Caraga Region on April 16, 2018 at the MGB 13 office.

Key personnel from the bureau, Central Intelligence Detection Group of Surigao del Norte and City Environment and Natural Resources Office took part in the said conference.  This resulted in a two-day operation which led to the seizure of four dump trucks for transportation of sand and gravel/quarry materials without corresponding permits on April 17 and 18, 2018 along Lipata Road in Surigao City.

As the enforcement arm of the DENR, the NTFMC is expected to implement laws against illegal mining and ensure the filing of administrative, civil and criminal charges against the illegal miners.

The task force will shut down illegal mines and pursue illegal importers, retailers and distributors of explosives, cyanide and other toxic substances which are commonly used in small-scale mining operations. Similarly, the task force seeks to pursue illegal logging activities and wood processing plants.

The NTFMC is composed of the DENR including the MGB, the Environmental Management Bureau, and the DENR offices of Operations and Administration, Finance and Legal, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, particularly the Philippine Army and the Philippine Air Force, the Philippine National Police and other stakeholders. (MGB-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano news: Mini-Warf sa Magallanes gipundohan sa probinsya, giinugurahan ug gi-turn over ngadto sa NGO

Ni Ramon Joma R. Bungabong

MAGALLANES, Agusan del Norte, Abril 27 - Giinugurahan kaniadtong Abril 3 ang Mini-Warf nga gitukud sa kagamhanan sa lalawigan sa Agusan del Norte didto sa Sitio Townsite, Barangay Poblacion, lungsod sa Magallanes.

Ang inugurasyon gipangunahan ni Vice Governor “Rambu” Bungabong. Didto usab sila kanhe Mayor Cesar Cumba, SB Member Miriam Pagaran, SB Member Leah Amodia, SB Member Marilou Cumba, Retiradong Polis Trifonio Custan, ug ANECO Board Member Dioscoro Basnig.

Human sa ribbon cutting gipahigayon ang blessing sa bag-ong nahuman nga proyekto pinaagi ni Rev. Fr. Celso N. Laluna.

Gihimo dayon ang turn-over gikan sa probinsya pinaagi ni Governor “Rambu” Bungabong ngadto sa Grupo Alang sa Agendang Mulit-Sectoral (GAAM) pinaagi sa presidente, Trifonio Custan. Gi-turn over pud dayon ni Custan ang proyekto didto sa presidente sa GAAM Sitio Townsite chapter.

Sa iyang pakigpulong, si bise gobernador Bungabong miingon nga gituyoan gyud nya ang pagtambong sa inugurasyon kay nahimu cyang instrumento sa maong proyekto.”Mibisita ako dinhe kaniadtong Abril 16, 2016 isip Bise Gobernador, akong nakita ang kalisod sa inyong kahimtang. Mao nang paghuman eleksyon, gihanyo nako si Gov. Angel Amante-Matba nga punduhan sa probinsya ang katukuran sa inyong pantalan dinhe,” matod pa ni bise gobernador Bungabong.

Mapasalamaton ang bise gobernador ngadto ni Gov. Angel Amante-Matba gumikan sa iyang pagsugot dayon sa hangyo. Nagpasalamat usab si bise gobernador Bungabong nila Trifonio Custan, Ex-Mayor Cumba ug ang tulo ka SB Members gumikan sa ilang subsob nga pagpaloap.

Ang Sitio Townsite Tabokonon ug suba gikan sa Poblasyon proper. Kantidad sa P700,000.00 ang gigahin sa probinsya sa 2017 Provincial Budget para sa katukuran sa maong Mini-Wraft. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Cebuano news: Misurender nga mga rebelde gitabangan ni Gov. Angel

Ni Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, Abril 27 - Sa hugot nga kampanya sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa Agusan del Norte, pinangunahan ni Provincial Governor ug Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) chairperson Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba, alang sa kalinaw sa probinsya, aduna nay 19 ka kanhi rebelde ang gidawat sa gobernador ug gitabangan nga mag-utro sa ilang kinabuhi.

Ang 19 ka buok nga kanhi rebelde gihatagan bag-ohay pa lamang og tseke isip tabang pinansyal sa kantidad nga P72,000.00 kada usa ubos sa Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) ug lahi pa ang singkwenta mil (P50,000.00) pesos kada usa nga gikan sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa Agusan del Norte.

Sa taho ni Cpt. Al Anthony B. Pueblas, CMO Officer sa 402Bde, partner sa local nga panggamhanan sa Agusan del Norte ang 23IB ug 29IB sa Philippine Army nga nag-asekaso sa kanhe mga rebelde.

Ang pagtunol sa mga tseke gipahigayon didto sa kapitolyo sa pagpanguna ni Gob. Angel kauban sila LTC Emil J. Cruz, Commanding Officer sa 23IB ug Maj. Redenson Depita, Ex-O sa 29IB. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)