September 29, 2021

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. VIII (MGBRO8) through its authority to capacitate personnel from different government agencies and  its instrumentalities  to enforce mining laws, deputized personnel of the Municipality of Sogod Southern, Leyte as MGB’s Mining Enforcement Officers on September 30, 2021.

The deputation seminar was conducted in Liga ng mga Barangay Hall in Sogod  and  was attended by some LGU personnel of  Sogod, Southern, Leyte and barangay officials of the municipality.

During the seminar, the participants were oriented on the background of mining and thereafter their authority as Mining Enforcement Officers and procedures to be undertaken in cases of apprehension and/or seizure were discussed.

          The deputation of  MGBRO8 of different LGU officials, employees and uniformed personnel, all over the Region, as Mining Enforcement Officers is an avenue to empower and capacitate them to enforce mining laws in order to  deter any illegal mining activity within their respective jurisdiction.

The deputation seminar was conducted by Atty. Christian Gilbert Dado, Legal Office, and Engr. Romely Rimban.