MGB 1 conducts 1st Provincial Summit in Ilocos Sur

STO.DOMINGO, Ilocos Sur – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 held its first ever Provincial Mining Summit on August 8, 2022 at West Loch Park Hotel in Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sue. The theme “Responsible Mining Industry: Catalyst to National Economic Recovery” aims to highlight notable achievements and accomplishments of the Minerals Industry in Ilocos Sur for the past years and until now. These achievements shall be celebrated with continued progress in pursuit of improved programs and projects for the environment and improvement of the lives of the citizenry.

 The activity was participated by mining companies, permit holders, local government units and other stakeholders. This served as an avenue to advocate MGB’s thrust and programs, disseminate recent updates on policies and clear grey areas affecting the minerals industry in the province.

MGB-1 Regional Director Socrates Gaerlan emphasized his support to the plans and programs of the bureau for the environment. These plans have been firm in stating that responsible mining in the country should, be people-oriented, protect and enhance the environment, strictly adhere mining and environmental laws and regulations, contribute its fair share to the national income, be a world-class, efficient and effective and competitive industry.