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MGB Region 1 has jurisdiction over the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan. MGB Region 1 office is located at 3/F Lee Bldg., Lingsat, San Fernando City, La Union, and can be contacted at the Tel No. (072) 242-2777; 607-2686; 700-4453; 700-4992 or thru email: mgb_ro1@yahoo.com.

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2
Jul

Validation of Mineral Resource of Area Expansion of Holcim Philippines, Inc. in Agno, Pangasinan

A field validation was recently conducted on April 16, 2015 in connection to the application of  Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPHI) for the expansion of its Contract Area under Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) No. 295-2009-1 to include the areas covered by its application for MPSA denominated as APSA No. 062-1 and 063-1. The subject area is within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Agno, Pangasinan.

30
Jun

TI KAYO KET BIAG! ARBOR DAY

June 25, daytoy ti bulan ken aldaw nga panangselebrar tayo ti “Arbor Day” a naggapu iti Latin a pagsasao. Ti kayat na a sawen ket lagipen tayo ti kinapateg dagiti kay KAYO tayo ket iti daytoy nga aldaw maipasagepsep ken maipaganetget kadatayo tapnu kasta ket agtitimpuyug ken agdadangay tayo nga agmula iti kay KAYO.

24
Jun

LAND FISSURES IN BALITE SUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INSPECTED

Posted on June 6, 2015, an article was released by the Manila Bulletin entitled “Land Fissures Alarm School in Pangasinan”. Based on the said article the fissures were observed by the Grade 6 pupils last May 25, 2015 within the area of Balite Sur Elementary School and nearby areas.

In response to the request of the Pangasinan Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), a team headed by Mr. Jose D. Lignes of the MGB Regional Office No. I was dispatched to do an ocular inspection. 

24
Jun

MGB-RO I INVESTIGATES PAOAY LAKE NATIONAL PARK FOR GROUNDWATER SOURCES

A team from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. I headed by Mr. Socrates Gaerlan, Supervising Geologist,  conducted a georesistivity survey at the Paoay Lake National Park in Brgy. Nanguyudan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte. 

The survey was made in response to the request of DENR CENR Officer Noemi Ruadap  of  Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. It was conducted on May 18-22, 2015. The main purpose of the survey was to locate potential sources of groundwater.

16
Jun

THE "MIGHTY MINES” DID IT AGAIN !!!

...The yell..the song..the dance, that guided the MGB-Regional Office No. I cheering team, the "MIGHTY MINES" to garner 1st Place during the 28th DENR Anniversary Celebration held on 10 June 2015 at San Luis Del Mar, Barangay Baccuit Norte, Bauang, La Union.

16
Jun

MGB-R.O. I Participated in the World Environment Day Celebration

The celebration of the World Environment Day was highlighted by the planting of Mangrove Propagules (“Bakawan”) in Brgy. Dalumpinas Este, City of San Fernando, La Union. Said activity, being an environmental protection intervention, aimed to enhance the capacity of the target area as Fish Sanctuary.

The Provincial Government of La Union together with the DENR-Regional Office No. I spearheaded the activity.

16
Jun

14th REGIONAL MINING SUMMIT HELD IN FORT ILOCANDIA

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office No. I in close coordination with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte conducted the 14th Regional Mining Submit (RMS) on April 28-30 at Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel and Casino, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Gracing the event as Guest of Honor and Speaker was Engr. Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr.,  President of the Philippines Society of Mining Engineers.

11
May

OCULAR INSPECTION OF THE SEVERE COASTAL EROSION IN BARANGAY SANTIAGO NORTE, MUNICIPALITY OF CABA, PROVINCE OF LA UNION

Last April 21, 2015, ABS-CBN informed our OIC, Regional Director Engr. Carlos A. Tayag that there were an occurence of severe coastal erosion in Barangay Santiago Norte, Municipality of Caba, Province of La Union. In this regard, our OIC, Regional Director instructed to conduct an ocular assessment on the possible cause of the coastal erosion.

27
Feb

One-day Orientation-Seminar on Confiscation and Seizure of Minerals, Mineral Products Held in Laoag City

Attended by fourty two (42) Barangay Officials of mining host municipalities in Ilocos Norte, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Region 1, San Fernando City, La Union headed by Dir. Carlos A. Tayag had conducted a one-day seminar on confiscation and seizure of minerals and mineral products.

27
Jan

PMRB Convergence 2014

For the first time in the history of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau - Region 1 has initiated the PMRB Convergence 2014. The effort aims to bring all members of the different board in the region to unify themselves and concretize new bright ideas that will enhance the operations of the Board. It cannot be denied that the performances of the different PMRB's in the region had distributed much to countryside economic upliftment for each of the four provinces.

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