The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region III recently deliberated the Annual Programs for CY 2017 of all operating mines in the region.
OIC, Regional Director Lope O. Carino, Jr., together with the Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division discussed with the representatives of mining companies the evaluation and comments of technical working group on their submitted Annual Safety and Health Programs (ASHP) and Annual Social Development and Management Program (ASDMP).
The deliberation of annual programs is in line with Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order No. 2010-21 (Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995) which provides that all operating mining companies and permit holders shall submit AEPEP, ASHP and ASDMP at least 30 calendar days prior to the beginning of every calendar year, for evaluation of MGB Regional Offices.
Companies evaluated were Holcim Philippines, Inc. Bulacan Plant, Republic Cement and Building Materials, Inc.- Bulacan and Norzagaray PLants, Luzon Continental Land Corporation, Eagle Cement Corporation, Eramen Minerals,INc., Lnl Archipelago Minerals, Inc. BenguetCorp Nickel Mines Inc., and Zambales Diversified Metals, Inc.