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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. VIII (MGB RO8) through its Regional Director, Engr. Leo Van V. Juguan, has issued a Memorandum directing the conduct of a regular monitoring on the progressive rehabilitation of MacArthur Iron Projects Corporation (MIPC) in MacArthur, Leyte to ensure its proper implementation.

The said Memorandum was issued in view of the recent issues and concerns brought by various groups in relation to the mining operations of MIPC in Brgy. Maya, MacArthur, Leyte. The monitoring will be conducted by the technical personnel from the Mine Management Division and Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division of this Office regularly with an interval of fifteen (15) days.

            The said monitoring is on top of the quarterly Mine Monitoring of mine operations in the region which is being facilitated by the Office together with other agencies and civil society organizations.