BAGUIO CITY SMALL-SCALE MINING SECTOR VISITED
The team visited different small-scale mining areas in the outskirts of Baguio City. The upper-right photo shows the reforestation area of the small-scale miners in Kias which is maintained by the Emerald group. The lower-right photo shows the team consulting with the small-scale miners' group in Kias.
Composite teams from the city of Baguio, office of Baguio City Congressman Go and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau visited known small-scale mining areas in Atok Trail and Kias, in Baguio City during the last week of January 2020.
The visit was conducted to check on small-scale mining operations in the area and to meet with the affected sector after Congressman Go filed a bill seeking to declare Baguio City as a mining-free zone.