On November 10, 2021, the members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Mining and Quarrying Statistics convened for its second virtual meeting. The Technical Working Group (TWG) on Mining and Quarrying Statistics was created and approved by the Regional Statistics Committee VIII (Committee) through RSC VIII Resolution No. 12, s, 2021, to address the underreporting of mineral statistics data in the Region. The primary function of the TWG is to review the processes of the compilation and generation of mining and quarrying statistics in the region and to submit its finding and recommendations to the Committee.
During the meeting, the proposed actions to address the underreporting of mineral statistics data were discussed and finalized, which included the quarterly submission of production and sales report of permit holders by Mining Permits Issuing Authorities (LGUs) to MGBOR8, who will submit a consolidated report to PSA.
The said meeting was led by PSA VIII Regional Director and Chairperson Ms. Wilma A. Perante and also attended by MGB08, NEDA, DENR, DILG, DPWH, DTI, PENROs,BLGF, CENROs, and MENROs.