Amidst the challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic, the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) of the MGB-08 conducted the 4th quarter, CY 2020 Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committees (MRFCs) virtual meetings starting December 3, 2020 until December 15, 2020 relative to projects/operations of Mining Contractors/ISAG Permit Holders within the region. The said meetings were conducted after the conduct of the 4th quarter, CY 2020 Multipartite Monitoring Teams (MMTs) monitoring from October 12 to November 25, 2020 to the said projects/operations of Mining Contractors/ISAG Permit Holders, pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 7942 (R.A. 7942), otherwise known as the “Philippine Mining Act of 1995”, and DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2010-21, the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 7942. Issues and concerns relative to the aforesaid mining projects/operations are being discussed by the concerned MRFCs which are composed by the representatives of MGB-08, DENR-8, EMB-08, and concerned LGUs and Local NGOs.