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LEGAZPI CITY – Regional Director Guillermo A. Molina, Jr. IV of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB RO-V) has issued a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to illegal small scale miners in Barangays Pagcolbon and Binosawan all in the municipality of Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

This is the recommendation of the Investigating Team headed by Engr. Earvin John M. Yuson, Engineer III of MGB RO-V after its investigation last December 12, 2016 on the alleged illegal processing of minerals and transport of minerals in Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

During the investigation, the Team found two (2) ball mills and generator being used in processing of minerals in a private lot in Barangay Binosawan. 

The action of MGB RO-V is in pursuance of the mandate of the MGB as a vigilant steward of the country’s mineral resources consistent with the promotion of sustainable mineral resources development through responsible mining.