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SURIGAO CITY – Mining Engineers in the country converged in the Biennial Mining Engineers Convention (MinECon) held in Region XIII last June 14-16, 2018 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel. On its 5th year, it highlighted Minerals-based Industrialization as Key to Philippine Economic Progress. This year’s theme embodies the importance of the mineral sector in the development of the country. The downstream industries attached were showcased through the various technical papers presented covered metallic and non-metallic industries, the energy sector, the construction industry and issues affecting the mining profession as a whole. The said event included a sportsfest, mining symposium, exhibit of different equipment suppliers and mining companies around the country and a general assembly. Mining Engineers and personnel from MGB-I actively participated during the activities set for this event.