New MGB Director assumes post

Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano, former Officer-In-Charge of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office No. XI assumes post as the Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) effective July 10, 2017.

Environment Undersecretary Concurrent MGB Director Mario Luis J. Jacinto led the turnover ceremony at the MGB compound in Quezon City last July 10, 2017.

In his appointment letter signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte dated September 28, 2016, Moncano was appointed Acting Director IV vice Leo L. Jasareno.  Moncano was directed to perform the duties of the office, subject to compliance with Career Executive Service requirements.

During the turnover ceremony, MGB Director Moncano acknowledged that the MGB Director post is a “difficult job” and that he will be inheriting a “problem that’s more than decades old,” referring to the negative situation that the mining industry has been facing.

In addressing the problem, MGB Director Moncano Moncano asked for the cooperation of everyone in the MGB.

Moncano was the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of MGB Region XI since July 30, 2015 until his appointment as MGB Acting Director in September 2016. Previously, he held the position of Senior Science Research Specialist, and Officer-In-Charge of the Mine Management Division in the same office.

MGB Director Moncano was a practicing mining engineer in the private sector before joining the government. He has also undergone various trainings and seminars both here and abroad.

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