July 12, 2022
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 8 through its Legal Officer Atty. Christian Gilbert Dado filed before the City Prosecutors’ Office of Ormoc City complaints for violations of pertinent provisions of RA 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 in Ormoc City on July 8, 2022.
The identified respondents were charged with violation of Section 103, for Theft of Minerals, and Section 110 for Other Violations of RA 7942.
RD Carlos Tayag stressed that this should serve as a stern warning to all mining permit holders and operators to operate within the metes and bounds of the law and government regulations. Otherwise, MGB-08, as primary regulating agency responsible in the sustainable exploration, development, utilization and conservation of mineral resources is duty-bound to enforce the laws and regulations such as apprehension of violators and perpetrators of illegal mining acts.
Photos showing the filing of complaint for criminal charges against illegal mining perpetrators in Ormoc City before the City Prosecutors’ Office