TACLOBAN CITY – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), launched Mining Exhibit 2024 at Robinsons Place, Marasbaras, on Wednesday (June 19).

The event commenced with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by notable guests, including Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and Mayor Annaliza Kwan of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

The exhibit aims to dispel misconceptions surrounding the mining industry and emphasize its positive contributions to economic growth and community development. Additionally, it seeks to educate visitors about the industry’s technological advancements and regulatory frameworks.

During a media press conference held in the afternoon, attendees addressed concerns regarding the environmental impact of mining activities and current issues surrounding the industry.

MGB Regional Director Glenn Marcelo Noble highlighted the region’s rich natural resources, including nickel, gold, sand, and gravel, underscoring the potential for sustainable development through responsible mining practices.

The “Mining Matters” exhibit will run until June 23, offering the public a unique opportunity to explore the complexities of mining and engage in constructive dialogue about its sustainable future.

As the event continues, organizers hope to inspire a renewed appreciation for the industry’s contributions while encouraging ongoing discourse on environmental stewardship and responsible resource management.