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Mines and Geosciences Bureau
In 1997, by virtue of DAO 97-11, the MGB implemented a full reorganization specifically involving the establishment of two new divisions-the Mining Environment and Safety Division, and the Mine Tenement Management Division-thus, essentially operationalizi...
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Former MGB-Caraga director Roger A. ...
Former MGB-Caraga director Roger A. de Dios accused the MGB chief of committing "corrupt practice" by making him defy the court orders and relieving him when he did not comply for fear of being cited for contempt.
SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July)- ...
SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July)- Caraga Region Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional director Roger de Dios, who was earlier relieved, has filed an administrative case against his superior, MGB national director Leo Jasareno.
was not given a chance to air his
said the relief order violated his right to due process, claiming also that Paje and Jasareno violated the Commission on Election ban on replacing government officials during an election period.
told reporters that he
filed for his
reinstatement as MGB Caraga director before the Civil Service Commission last month.
relief as Caraga MGB regional director can be construed as a form of "constructive dismissal."
Although de Dios was not transferred to other regions, he
feels the government is at the losing end since he
is still receiving his
salary and other benefits without doing anything but just sitting in the office.
De Dios contended that his relief was against Article IX-B, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the Philippine Constitution, which provides that "no officer or employee of the civil service shall be removed or suspended except for cause provided by law."
"did not disobey his
superiors" pertaining to the operation of Shuley Mines in Nonoc Island, which was the ultimate basis cited in the relief order.
pointed out that his
issuance of OTP to Shuley Mines was in compliance to an existing writ of injunction preventing MGB from stopping the operations of the mining company.
"I am just following the court order and I have informed my superiors of every action I made," he
Shuley Mine was granted the temporary restraining order against MGB
in July 2011 after the agency issued a stoppage order against the mining firm in May 2011.
That injunction remains in effect, according to a draft complaint given to reporters.
earlier said that when he
assumed the post last October, he
was obliged to follow the court order, lest he
will be cited in contempt of court.
Last January 31, 2013, a team ...
Last January 31, 2013, a team from the Social Action Center of the Vicariate of CARCANMADCARLANPAR and representatives of Nagpakabana na CarCanMadCarLanon (NnC), a coalition of several sectoral organizations and civil society groups, went to MGB CARAGA in Surigao City and delivered to MGB Regional Director De Dios a letter signed by Mayor Genito Guardo of the Municipality of Cantilan, Msgr.
This was pointed out in the letter dated 4 February 2013 of Regional Director Roger A. De Dios to Mayor Genito Guardo and the other signatories.
MGB Regional Director Roger De ...
MGB Regional Director Roger De Dios said their fact finding teams reported off-shore and near-shore gold mining operations in the towns of San Ricardo and Saint Bernard.
was concerned about these operations because they could lead to fish and coral poisoning in the surrounding fishing communities.
On April 27, 2007, then MGB ...
On April 27, 2007, then MGB 7 acting Director Roger de Dios wrote to Steve Laresma, CEI technical liaison staff, requiring the developer to conduct a geohazard assessment survey (GAS) and to submit the results in the form of a geohazard assessment report (GAR) to the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB 7).
In 2007, De Dios
had enclosed and sent CEI
a copy of the geohazard identification report (GIR) conducted on the project.