The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office 08 (MGB-R08)  is one of the agencies that issues permits for the extraction of sand and gravel within the region.

This third (3rd) quarter alone , the MGB-R08 issued three (3) sand and gravel permits  in favor of Ranier Mancera, Rodolfo Maat and Josephine Echevare.

The permits of Mr. Mancera and Mr. Maat were both issued on July 8, 2019, with  an area of 18.2058  and 5.2109 hectares respectively. The loaction of the area of Mr. Mancera is in Binahaan River, Barangays Bahay, Rizal & Sto. Domigo, Pastrana and Dagami, Leyte while that of Mr. Maat is located in Daguitan River, Barangay Tagkip, Julita, Leyte.

The permit of Josephine Echevare was issued on October 9, 2019 with an area  of 18.11 hectares located  in Salog River, Barangay Canha-ayon, Hindang, Leyte.

Prior to the issuance of the said permits, the applications of the permittees were strictly scrutinized by MGB personnel to ensure utmost compliance of the requirements.