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LEGAZPI CITY – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB RO-V) hosted the 2017 National Quadrangle Geological Mapping Workshop last February 6-11, 2017 at Ninong’s Hotel, Legazpi City which was participated in by 105 geologists from MGB Central and Regional Offices nationwide.

The five-day seminar-workshop catered lectures, workshop, and fieldwork in the Province of Albay to enable the participants to sharpen skills in photogeology and in relating aerial photograph interpretation with lithologic units; to have knowledge on the basic information on the regional geology, tectonics and mineralization of the Bicol Region and CALABARZON; and to have improved skills in field mapping and interpretation of field data; and to finalize the Quadrangle Geologic Maps of Region III.

This national gathering is in line with the capacity-building program of the Bureau in order to standardize field mapping methodologies and organize pre-fieldwork, fieldwork and post fieldwork activities; to capacitate young geologists of the Bureau who shall undertake the Quadrangle Mapping; and to provide venue to discuss detailed operational plans for the execution of the Geological Mapping Program in the Bicol and CALABARZON Regions.