MGB-7: Implementation of hazard reduction plan in Naga successful

Futch Anthony Inso 09/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—As the devastating landslide in barangay Tinaan, Naga City commemorates its first year anniversary on Friday, September 20, 2019, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-7 describes the implementation of the hazard reduction plan in the…

Carido: MGB permittees exempt from Capitol quarry suspension

Rosalie Abatayo 07/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) has deputized local government units and police and maritime authorities to intensify the implementation of mining laws in Central Visayas. This was made after…

Gwen orders halt on all small-scale quarry operations in Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 07/01/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—There will be no quarrying activities in the whole of Cebu Province starting Monday, July 1, 2019.  This after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has issued a memorandum directing the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro)…

Naga City to forego Dagitab Festival, Apo workers protest

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Jessa Mae Sotto 11/28/2018

It may be a dimmer Christmas for Naga City. The Naga City government has decided to forego the Dagitab Festival, its annual feast of lights and dances, in order to allocate more funds for the victims of…

Apo employees to protest retrenchment

Rosalie Abatayo 11/27/2018

  Members of the Employees’ Union of App Cement Corp. will be staging a protest in front of the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) at the Ecotech Center in Lahug on…

Killer landslide in Naga ‘unique’ – MGB

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Zena V. Magto 10/22/2018

THE MASSIVE landslide in Naga City was no ordinary phenomenon. A team of geologists from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Manila on Monday said the soil in the mountain of Barangay Tinaan, Naga, did not…

Geologists reassess landslide area in Naga City

Zena Magto 10/16/2018

Another team of geologists from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is conducting an assessment at the landslide area in Naga City. City of Naga Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong said the team arrived last Sunday. The team…

Bacaltos to MGB: Did you receive bribe from ALQC?

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/08/2018

Is it possible that the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) may have been bribed by Apo Land and Quarry Corp. (ALQC) prompting the agency to recommend the lifting of the cease and desist order against the latter’s…

Provincial Board to tackle Naga’s relocation site project

Rosalie Abatayo 10/08/2018

Board members of Cebu province will tackle the resolution to donate 2 hectares of the 24.7-hectare Balili property to the city government of Naga as a relocation site for landslide victims in their session on Monday afternoon…

MGB presents critical zones to Naga city gov’t

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/01/2018

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Central Office team has submitted to the Naga City government the delineation of the critical zones surrounding the ground zero of the landslide in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan. The local government…

MGB presents critical zones to Naga city gov’t

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/01/2018

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Central Office team has submitted to the Naga City government the delineation of the critical zones surrounding the ground zero of the landslide in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan. The local government…

Expect changes in mining, quarry requirements – MGB-7

Futch Anthony Inso 09/25/2018

With the landslide incident in Naga City, there will be changes in the requirements for mining and quarry operations. Engr. Armando Malicse, chief of the Mine and Safety Environment and Social Development of the Mines and Geosciences…

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