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Mining area monitored

On September 3, 2020, the Technical Working Group of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB-TWG) of Benguet composed of representatives from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera Administrative Region (MGB-CAR), Benguet Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (BPENRO), Environmental Management Bureau-Cordillera Administrative Region (EMB-CAR) monitored the small-scale mining (SSM) activities of the Loacan Itogon Pocket Miners Association (LIPMA).

SSM work area and facilities such as the adits, ball mills and tailings were inspected and recommendations for improvement were presented to the officers of the association.  The team also visited the nursery and other environmental project areas which are part of their commitment to ensure environmental protection.

The mining area of LIPMA in Loacan was the first Minahang Bayan declared in the region in January last year; they were subsequently awarded a small-scale mining contract in May of the same year.

This activity was conducted as part of the regular monitoring activities of the bureau and the PMRB-TWG. 

(Contributed by: Engr. Philip Carl Sagayo)


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Adits inspected.

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Ball mills checked.

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Exit meeting with LIPMA officers.

Photos by TWG-PMRB Benguet