Mankayan closure 1

Team members pose for a photo in front of the Taneg Barangay Hall before proceeding to the SSM sites.



September 10, 2019. Responding to a text message sent by a concerned citizen in Mankayan, Benguet, a team composed of personnel from MGB-CAR, PNP, CENRO Buguias and local government unit representatives went around the communities of Suyoc and Taneg to monitor small-scale mining (SSM) activities in the region.  This is to ensure compliance with the cease and desist order issued by the environment secretary last year.

In meetings conducted with the local government officials, the prohibition of small-scale mining activities outside a Minahang Bayan area have been reiterated for their own safety.   SSM operators have been continually encouraged to apply for their mining areas to be declared as Minahang Bayan.

Engineers Santiago M. Bugnosen and Dino Sab-it of MGB-CAR as they facilitate meetings with the locals.


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