CEBU CITY, July 26 (PIA) -- Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 Regional Director Armando Malicse paid a courtesy visit to Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes at the Mandaue City Hall on July 14.
The two officials briefly discussed various important concerns on mining.
At the meeting, Cortes thanked 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 (We are going to help you whatever your need since we are colleague in the government. We help each other)," Cortes assured.
He 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 Loquellano (OIC-Mine Management Division), Engr. Edward Malahay (Chief, Monitoring and Technical Services Section), Engr. Anjaylove Geniston (Senior Environmental Management Specialist), Ar. Araceli Barlam (Mayor Cortes’ representative & MCRB Vice-Chairperson), Engr. Samuel Tagsip of Solid Earth Development Corporation (Large-Scale Mining Representative), Danilo Academia (Small-Scale Mining Representative), and CENRO Staff Placido Jerusalem and Jovelyn Dotillos.(PR)