As part of the Consultative Meeting and Stakeholders’ Forum activity, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office no. V has conducted the 1st Strategic Benchmarking activity in three mining areas in Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corporation in Labo, Camarines Norte; Filminera Resources Corporation / Phil Gold Processing and Refining Corporation in Aroroy, Masbate, and Rapu-Rapu Minerals, Inc. in Rapu-Rapu Island, Albay with the participation of media practitioners regionwide.

The group was immersed in various mining phases: from exploration phase in Labo, Camarines Norte; to development and production phase in Aroroy, Masbate, and decommissioning/rehabilitation phase in Rapu-Rapu, Albay. This activity provides the media sufficient information during first-hand exposure on mining operation and better understanding and appreciation of the industry.