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The mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) embarks on a stricter and a standardized monitoring and rating/ scorecards of Mining Permit/ Contracts pursuant to MGB Memorandum Circular No. 2018-02. On July 31 - August 03, 2018, a workshop was held in Rembrandt Hotel, Quezon City attended by the division and section chiefs of MSESDD and MMD from all Regional Offices.

Prior to the implementation of the standardized guidelines, a five (5) standardization workshop was conducted for the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Clusters. It aims to standardize all monitoring of all the mining permits/ contracts by the Regional Offices.

A scoring system shall be used to quantify the company's compliance and accomplishments. An eighty (80%) passing rate shall be implemented.

With the new standardized monitoring guidelines and scoring, it is expected to have a just and fair monitoring on the compliance of all mining and exploration companies nationwide.