Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary for Special Concerns and Legislative Affairs and National Resources Development Corporation (NRDC) Supervising Undersecretary Ignatius Rodriguez (6th from left) and NRDC Officer-In-Charge Alexander Linde held a dialogue with officials of Paraiso Consolidated Mining Corporation (PACOMINCO) last November 16, 2023 to discuss the latter’s operations in Mt. Diwata (Diwalwal) in Monkayo, Davao de Oro. Also present during the meeting were Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) President Oliver Butalid and National Development Company (NDC) Assistant General Manager of the Special Projects Group Saturnino Mejia (5th, 7th, and 8th from left, respectively). NRDC, PNOC and NDC are stockholders in the DENR-attached Philippine Mining Development Corporation, whose mandate includes ensuring the development of best-in-class mining and mineral processing operations in the 8,100-hectare Diwalwal Mineral Reservation, addressing the environmental, health, social and economic well-being of residents in the area, and providing for adequate environmental protection and rehabilitation measures. ###