Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Attached Agencies, Mining and Muslim Affairs Jim O. Sampulna delivers the keynote speech on behalf of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the 2021 Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference on November 26 held at Seda Vertis North in Quezon City. In the conference, DENR awarded plaques (inset) to responsible mining companies and individuals recognized as “quiet heroes” for espousing responsible mining. The mining industry contributed a total of P407.6 million from its Social Development and Management Program budget in 2020 for the construction of isolation and treatment facilities, purchase of Covid-19 vaccines, and installation of two molecular testing laboratories in Caraga and Bicol region. ###