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Region 2 miners converge in Santiago City to showcase responsible mining

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 2 headed by Region 2 Director Mario Ancheta (on the rostrum) leads representatives of mining companies in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) in a three-day “Mining Exhibit” at Robinsons Place in Tuguegarao City from June 23 to 25, 2023 to showcase the best practices of four mining companies operating in the region. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO

SANTIAGO CITY: With the booming mining industry in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 2 said miners and stakeholders will converge in a forum in this city on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, to showcase their responsible and sustainable mining operations in the region.

The Cagayan Valley region is host to at least four mining companies namely the Australian OceanaGold Didipio Mine, London-based FCF Minerals Corp., the Nickel Asia-operated Dinapigue Mining Corp (DMC), and the JDVC Resources Corp which is tagged as the first Philippine offshore mining company.

The announcement was made by MGB Region 2 Director Mario Ancheta during the culmination of the three-day Mine Exhibit in Tuguegarao City on Sunday, June 25, 2023.

Nericel Daulayan, Didipio Mine Manager for Mine Environmental Protection and Enhancement Office explains the mine’s various aspects of the Didipio Gold and Copper Project operations in the upland town of Kasibu in Nueva Vizcaya during the “Mining Exhibit” at Robinsons Place in Tuguegarao City from June 23 to 25, 2023 led by Regional Director Mario Ancheta of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Region 2. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

On Friday, June 23, 2023, Ancheta opened the Mining Exhibit at Robinsons Place in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province with each mining company establishing booths for visitors to learn more about the mining industry in the region.

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“The mining exhibit which aims to show the best practices of mining companies in the Cagayan Valley region is important for the public to know what is happening so that the public’s misconceptions related to mining can be removed and corrected,” Ancheta said.Cagayan Valley comprises the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vuzcaya, Quirino and the island province of Batanes.


Booth visitors learn from a Didipio Mine representative about the mine’s responsible mining activities in the Didipio Gold and Copper Project operation in the upland town of Kasibu in Nueva Vizcaya during the three-day Mining Exhibit at Robinsons Place in Tuguegarao City from June 23 to 25, 2023 led by Regional Director Mario Ancheta of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Region 2. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“These mining companies showcased their commitment to responsible mining practices and to create awareness about their company’s operations,” Ancheta said adding that their booths were filled with informative materials to educate the public about the companies and their various aspects of their operation.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 2 headed by Region 2 Director Mario Ancheta (fourth from right) leads representatives of mining companies in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) in a three-day “Mining Exhibit” at Robinsons Place in Tuguegarao City from June 23 to 25, 2023 to showcase the best practices of four mining companies operating in the region. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO