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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 Tel Nos. (072) 242-2777; 607-2686; 700-4453; 700-4992 or thru email: mgb_ro1@yahoo.com.

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28
Jul

MGB RI INVESTIGATES GROUND RUPTURE IN BRGY. PALONGPONG, BATAC CITY, ILOCOS NORTE

MGB Region I geologists headed by Mr.Socrates Gaerlan, Surpervising Geologist conducted a field investigation on the reported ground rupture in Brgy. Palongpong Proper and Sitio Calubuan, Batac City, Ilocos Norte.

Based on observations the ground rupture shows no sign of mass movement/ground displacement. Said ground rupture are mere openings brought about by the long dry spell. Another contributory factor is the over extraction of groundwater.

27
Jul

MOA SIGNING FOR LANDSLIDE SIGNAGES

Regional Director Carlos A. Tayag of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau- Region I and Mayor Reynaldo J. Flores of Naguilian, La Union signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)  for the installation of signages in  the identified landslide-prone areas in the said Municipality. The signing was done during the Sangguniang Bayan session cum budget hearing held last July 8, 2015 at the municipal session hall.

3
Jul

In Discussion: Holcim’s Performance and Level of Compliance

“Intensify and Think of other ways for the improvement of the Company”, the response of MGB- RO1 RD Carlos A. Tayag during an interview on June 19, 2015 at the regional office.

The interview highlighted Holcim’s performance and level of compliance.

Holcim Philippines La Union Plant produces 73,015.9 bags per day. In 2014, a total Php 20.6 Million bags of Cement was produced valued at Php 2,012,605,477.00 and employs the dry process of cement manufacturing.

The plant which is situated in Brgy. Quirino, Bacnotan, La Union.

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.

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