From Left to Right, Fay W. Apil (MGB-CAR Regional Director), Hon. Rudy Castillo (NGO Representative), Mr. Roman T. Austodillo, Mr Jasper Ray D. Bugnay (representative of Mr. Reynaldo Bugnay), Hon. Mcleen B. Julian (SP Committee Chair on ENR) and, the duly authorized representative of the Apayao Governor Atty. Edmar D. Pascua (PMRB TWG Apayao Chairperson)
In the recently concluded meeting of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of Apayao held on March 10, 2022 at the Luna Multi-Purpose (LMP) Building, Payanan, Luna, two (2) more Minahang Bayan (MB) applications have been approved and unanimously declared. These are the MB applications of Mr. Reynaldo B. Bugnay located in Kahuban Manag, Conner and Mr. Roman Austodillo, located in Ayayao, Eva, Calanasan, both having an area of 20 hectares.
The declaration is consistent with the policy of the state to promote, develop, protect and rationalize viable small scale mining activities in order to generate more employment opportunities and provide equitable sharing of the nation’s wealth and natural resources giving due regard to existing rights.
The Province of Apayao now has six (6) declared Minahang Bayans, where four (4) are located in the municipality of Conner while the other two (2) are found in the Municipality of Calanasan.
By: Engr. Denver Wayas, SRS Calanasan,Apayao