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In an effort to forge a strong partnership and collaboration with partner agencies and concerned local government units in the pursuit of promoting responsible mining, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. facilitated a dialogue with SP-Leyte, to enlighten issues concerning the mining operations in MacArthur, Leyte, particularly, of MacArthur Iron Projects Corp. (MIPC), which has been the subject of recent oppositions from certain groups and organizations.

During the dialogue, presentations from both the MGB RO-8 and MIPC were made on the present permits/tenements in MacArthur, Leyte; activities done in the previous years as well as issues and concerns that have surfaced in the present and the legalities of the operations of the company.