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April 22, 2022

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In an effort to forge a strong partnership and collaboration with concerned local government units in the pursuit of promoting responsible mining in the region, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 08 initiated the conduct of a dialogue with SB-Guiuan, Eastern Samar on April 20, 2022.

The Dialogue was coupled with a presentation from MGB-08 highlighting its programs, projects, activities and recent mining policies.

In his message, RD Carlos Tayag mentioned that MGB-08 intends to inform SB-Guiuan, Eastern Samar members about the present permits/tenements in Guiuan, Eastern Samar; activities done in the previous years as well as issues and concerns at present worth discussing about.

RD Tayag also emphasized that the Dialogue is part of MGB’s efforts to establish close coordination with concerned LGUs having mining operations within their jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, SB members expressed gratitude to MGB-08 for such a meaningful endeavour and vowed to give their utmost support and cooperation to further promote responsible mining in the municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

The Dialogue was attended by Vice Mayor Veronica Ramirez and some SB members particularly the Committee Chair on Environment and Natural Resources. It was also attended by the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Annaliza Kwan.