The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB R.O.V) under the stewardship of RD Guillermo A. Molina, Jr. IV commemorates the 123rd year anniversary of MGB and celebrates the 2021 Mining Month.

To commemorate and celebrate MGB 123rd year anniversary and provide the public sufficient information of the Bureau’s plans, programs and accomplishments and the mining industry, MGB R.O.-V has prepared an array of activities for its stakeholders for the whole month of November, as enumerated hereunder.





November 5

Online IEC


BSREM Students of Gardner College


November 5

Poster Making Contest

(to be posted also on FB Page)



1st – Php10,000

2nd – Php5,000.00

3rd – Php3,000.00


Voter’s Choice Award: Php1,000.00


Announcement of winners: November 19, 2021


MGB Region 5 Facebook Page

November 8-26

Posting of infographics (Trivia about MGB Mining, Geosciences)


 Press/Photo releases



Facebook Page


Office lobby/Bulletin Board

November 8-29

BidaMina: short AVP of all mining companies in the region

To be posted every week


Facebook Page

November 10-29

“Mystery Bag”


(Games about MGB, Mining, Geosciences)


Facebook Page

November 10-11

Orientation Seminar on SHES Manual

Mining companies in the Region


November 12

Online lecture to Bicol University Mining engineering students


ExtraOREdinary: Gaining information, exploring thru Education, Strengthening communication”

BU Mining Engineering students


November 18

Radio Guesting @ DZGB



November 29


Simultaneous Tree Planting Activity per mining company

MGB-V employees

Participating mining company


It is worth remembering that 123 years ago, on November 28, 1898, by virtue of the decree signed by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Departamento de Formento or Department of Public Welfare was created, and on November 29, 1898, the Mines section was formed.  After several reconstitutions, it was only in 1974 that the Bureau of Mines was transferred to DENR pursuant to PD no. 461. A year after, Bureau of Mines was renamed Bureau of Mines and Geosciences with additional mandate as well as authority. The passage of Republic Act 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 on March 3, 1995, and DAO 96-40, the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 7942, transformed the MGB into a line Bureau.

MGB still stands through 123 years championing sustainability in mining and geosciences, and a more responsive mining industry to its community.