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Gerard Brimo 02 Mar 2012

Part I

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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    Gerard Brimo 02_Mar_2012_ Part I Gerard Brimo 02_Mar_2012_ Part I Presentation Transcript

    • If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,people will eventually come to believe it ! Joseph Goebbels!
    • Correcting lies ! and disinformation!! Gerard H. Brimo! President, Nickel Asia Corporation! Director, Chamber Of Mines Of The Philippines! !
    • A presentation on large-scale metallic mining, but first...!
    • The face of small-scale mining.! P42 .9 Billion in gold sold to the Central Bank in 2010 on a no-names basis!!
    • The face of small-scale mining.! Child Labor! No Environmental Programs! No Safety Programs! No Rehabilitation! No Taxes!
    • The face of small-scale mining.!And yet the attack is on the legitimate ! large-scale sector. !
    • Mining Footprint:! Food Security And Fishing! Areas covered by Operating MinesRepublic of the PhilippinesDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources Department of Mining, Metallurgical andMINES AND GEOSCIENCES Applications for as of 2011 Materials Engineering College of EngineeringBUREAU Exploration University of the Philippines Permits Applications For Exploration Operating Mines Permits
    • Mining Footprint:! Food Security And Fishing! Areas covered by Applications for Exploration Permits Applications For Exploration PermitsMany applications...! but few large-scale operating mines, occupying only 60,000 hectares or 0.2% of the country s landmass, because...!
    • Mining Footprint:! Food Security And Fishing! Areas covered by Applications for Exploration Global statistics ! Permits on mining:! .. out of 25,000 Applications For Exploration exploration prospects, ! Permits 500 will see serious exploration work, and out of these, ONE will become a mine.! ! SCARE TACTICS!!Many applications...! but few large-scale operating mines, occupying only 60,000 hectares or 0.2% of the country s landmass, because...!
    • The same situation in Palawan…! Berong Nickel (Quezon) Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Area (NIPAS) Citinickel (Narra and Espanola)! Coral Bay Nickel Plant Coral Bay Nickel Plant (Bataraza) (Bataraza) Rio Tuba Nickel Rio Tuba Nickel (Bataraza) (Bataraza) APPLICATIONS !Many of these applications are in Only three operating mines!!protected areas and will not be !approved.! !
    • Mining and the environment!Areas closed to mining:!R.A. 7942 - Mining Act of 1995; Sec. 19:!Areas Closed to Mining Applications.!R.A. 7611 - Strategic Environmental Plan for!Palawan!R.A. 7586 - National Integrated Protected!Areas System (NIPAS)!!
    • Mining and the environment! Typical(Mining(Areas((on(the(issue(of(Biodiversity(and(Agriculture)(Rio Tuba, Palawan, lateritic soil, shrubs, Berong, Palawan, lateritic soil, tertiary Surigao Mineral Reservation, lateritic soil,stunted trees, fringe areas logged out. grown, stunted trees. sparse vegetation. Fringe areas logged out.1970s photo. ! ! Philex Benguet site, steep terrain, logged out Tampakan, South Cotabato, slash-and-burn area. area. 1960s photo. !
    • Mining and the environment! Mining Rehabilitation!Mine rehabilitation is a requirement of the 1995 Mining Act! Can this be rehabilitated?! Rio Tuba operations! Original Vegetative cover! Top Soil! Nickel ore! extraction zone! between! 5 to 20 meters! from ! top! Bedrock!
    • Mining and the environment! Mining Rehabilitation!Rio Tuba operations! Total Area Rehabilitated:! 238 has.!May 2008! ! No. of Trees Planted in mined- out areas:! 500,000 plus!Sept. 2009! ! Environmental Expenses (2011):! Php 57 Million !March 2011! !
    • Mining and the environment! Mining Rehabilitation!Inside a !rehabilitated !mine area!
    • Mining and the environment! Wildlife! Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza!