March 23, 2022
In an effort to intensely disseminate the policies, projects and activities of the mining sector, and in particular, the significant role it has to play in the country’s road to economic recovery, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. VIII, conducted its first Media Forum dubbed as the Eastern Visayas Mining Industry Update on March 22, 2022 at Sophia’s Way, Tacloban City.
The Forum included presentations from the MGB RO VIII and the operating mines in the region which highlighted updates and efforts aimed at further strengthening the promotion of responsible mining with the active involvement of the various stakeholders such as the media.
In his Message, RD Carlos Tayag stressed that a good linkage and coordination with the media paves the way to achieving the goal of promptly and harmoniously addressing particular mining issues and concerns in the region.
“We are cognizant of the fact that we need the help and support of the media in order for us to fully accomplish our mandate of promoting responsible mining in the region and beyond,” RD Tayag said.
Meanwhile, mining companies who were at the forum were grateful for the opportunity given to them to showcase their best practices and accomplishments that redound to the benefit of the country and their host communities.
“This is one venue for us to be able to show that we, at the mining industry, are doing our part to help achieve our shared goal for national development,” Jojo Parreño of Techiron Resources, Inc., said.
Likewise, the media attendees expressed during the open forum their gratitude to MGB-08 for facilitating such an activity where they could obtain first-hand and reliable information on certain matters and issues which they intend to relay and disseminate to the people at large.