Gerard Brimo 02 Mar 2012 Part II

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Gerard Brimo 02 Mar 2012

Part II

Conference on Mining's Impact
on Philippine
Economy and Ecology

Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX)
Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)

GRAND BALLROOM
INTER-CONTINENTAL MANILA
2 March 2012
Friday, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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  • YES TO LIFE
    AGRICULTURE & ECO TOURISM
    No to mining in Palawan AND other
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  • Ang yaman ng Palawan ay yaman ng Pilipinas It is known as the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier. It has 40% of our country’s remaining mangrove areas, 30% of our coral reefs, at least 17 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 8 declared Protected Areas (PAs). It is unmatched anywhere in the country.
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Gerard Brimo 02 Mar 2012 Part II

  1. 1. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,people will eventually come to believe it Joseph Goebbels
  2. 2. Mining and the environmentMine Rehabilitation Philex Sibutad Project: Mt. Lalab, Zamboanga del Norte Lalab Open Pit
  3. 3. Mining and the environment Mine RehabilitationTaganito, Surigao del Norte
  4. 4. Mining and the environment Reforestation Benguet Corp. Philex Mining Corp. Atlas Mining Corp.1960s Photo
  5. 5. Mining & building human capital Sustainable Social expenditures• DENR AO 2010-21: 1.5% of operating costs to SocialDevelopment Management Programs (SDMP)• 2010 SDMP by Chamber of Mines member companies: P370 M
  6. 6. Mining building human capital Indigenous People • The IPRA of 1997: Free and Prior Informed Consent from IPs under the supervision of the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples is required for any project within ancestral lands or domains, plus compensation. • The operating members of the Chamber of Mines in 2010 have paid close to P200 M in royalties to IPs.
  7. 7. Mining building human capital Indigenous People
  8. 8. Rio Tuba/Coral Bay
  9. 9. Mining building human capitalIndigenous People
  10. 10. Mining building human capital Indigenous People - As SDMP beneficiary: • 3 children were scholars; • received seeds, fertilizer and cash for cornfield in Taratak, and livestock; • enrolled in the Indigenous Learning System; • receives free medical care for whole family. - Used by known anti-mining groups on many occasions.
  11. 11. Mining building human capitalOn the issue of poverty... False Disinformation! No large-scale mining there
  12. 12. Mining building human capital On the issue of poverty...OUT OF 23 MUNICIPALITIES IN PALAWAN,IN 2010 BATARAZA RANKED:• 2nd in Income• 2nd in Equity• 3rd in Cash Balances Poor municipality?• 4th in Assets FIRST CLASS MUNICIPALITY Mid-1970s Today
  13. 13. Mining building human capital On the issue of poverty...• Combined Personnel: 4,200 (1) 1970s• Combined Payroll (2010):Php 595 M• Combined Social Expenditures(2010): Php 199 M• Combined (Palawan-based) Taxes Fees (2010) : Php 160 M • Free housing and utilities • Free medical care • Free education (high school) • College Scholarships • Free transportation • Bonuses averaging 2-3 months • Ave. RF wage: 74% higher than minimum wage in Region IV (1) Including contractors
  14. 14. The country needs all feasibleforms of economic development
  15. 15. Save Palawan (and the Philippines) from the Save Palawan Movement
  16. 16. Thank you.
  17. 17. END

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