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Friday, November 26, 2021

Agusan Sur PMRB inks contract for small scale mining

SURIGAO CITY -- The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of Agusan del Sur and contract holders has signed the Small-Scale Mining Contracts of Rosario Manobo Tribal Association (ROMATRA), Lilibeth R. Tion (LRT) and VPO Enterprise and Gold Processing (VPOEGP) under the Declared Minahang Bayan of Masabong Village Small-Scale Miners Association, Inc. (MAVISSMA) on November 12, 2021 at the MGB Caraga Regional Office in Surigao City.


Mines and Geosciences Bureau Caraga OIC-regional director and PMRB chair of Agusan del Sur Engr. Larry M. Heradez, together with Mr. Ryan N. Canal, authorized representative of ROMATRA; Ms. Lilibeth R. Tion; and Mr. Vivencio P. Ocite, Jr. has signed the second and last renewal of the SSMCs. 


The small-scale mining operations of ROMATRA, LRT and VPOEGP have contributed a total revenue of P3,939,281.93 for CY 2017-2021 to the Province of Agusan del Sur.   


MAVISSMA is one of the first Minahang Bayan areas in the country which was declared through PMRB Resolution No. 03 on November 29, 2012, covering a land area of 592.393 hectares.


As per records, MAVISSMA applied for Minahang Bayan on November 15, 1987 and it took 25 years for MAVISSMA to get the declaration through the effort and determination of its then President, the late Mr. Randy P. Ocite.


As a declared Minahang Bayan area, MAVISSMA is always considered as a venue for various training and programs organized by the local government units, national government agencies, academe and international organizations, namely United Nations Industrial Development Organization, BAN Toxics, and among others. (Lilibeth P. Gimoto, MGB-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)