P’sinan hosts 17th Reg’l Mining Summit

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Hundreds of Region 1 miners and other stakeholders converged in the 17th Regional Mining Summit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in cooperation with the Mines and Geoscience Bureau Regional Office 1 (MGB –RO1) and Provincial Government of Pangasinan held at the Star Monica Hotel, Resort and Restaurant.

Governor Amado I. Espino, III said in his speech read by PENRO chief Nathaniel L. Pulido that through this activity, innovations can be adapted for a responsible mining process for the conservation, rehabilitation and preservation of the region’s natural resources.

As such, the provincial chief executive vowed to augment any undertakings that will further enhance and protect water, marine, forest and mineral resources for the younger generations.

Meanwhile, Mines and Geoscience Bureau – Region 1 OIC-Regional Director Engr. Carlos A. Tayag said in his message read by Mine Management Division chief Engr. Renato A.D. Rimando that every miner brings a ray of hope in the community where they operate.

“This is an opportunity to gain experience, appreciate our accomplishments and foster camaraderie between and among us,” Engr. Tayag added as he hailed the steadfast commitment of these miners to upkeep the doctrine of their organization.

With this, Engr. Tayag urged every participant to take part in the vision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in ‘greening the minefield.’

Anchored on the theme: “Empowering Innovations and Conservation for a Renewed Responsible Mining,” this three-day activity will end on April 27.

It can be learned that Philippine Mining Act of 1995 was promulgated into law which propelled the organization to conduct such as this activity pegged to empower stakeholders in the mining industry in escalating their knowledge and practices for environmental protection.

By Dexter A. See

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