Report	  on	  Mining	  Philippines	  2011	                                BENJAMIN	  PHILIP	  G.	  ROMUALDEZ	   October	  ...
Attended	  by:	  • 	  	  4	  Cabinet	  Secretaries	  • 	  	  1	  Congressman	  • 	  	  2	  Heads	  of	  NGOs	  • 	  	  12	...
Reaffirmed	  Aquino	  Administration’s	  support	  for	  Responsible	  Mining.	  
Commitment	  to	  design	  CSR	  Scorecard	  with	  Philippine	  Business	  for	  Social	  Progress	  and	  other	  develo...
Commitment	  to	  design	  Environment	  Scorecard	  with	  World	  Wildlife	  Fund,	  in	  cooperation	  with	  other	  e...
MOU	    between	       DepEd	         and	       COMP	          for	  	  increased	  industry	  support	  for	       Adopt...
Other	  Commitments:	  • 	  	  National	  Greening	  Program	  • 	  	  Extractive	  Industry	  Transparency	  Initiative	 ...
Industry	  Updates,	  Challenges	  and	  	  Recommendations	                                BENJAMIN	  PHILIP	  G.	  ROMUA...
•    Potential	  mining	  wealth	  in	  the	  Philippines	  =	  $840	       billion	  or	  P47	  trillion	  or	  10	  time...
Philippine	  Metallic	  Mineral	  	  Resources	  and	  Reserves	           •    8.03	  billion	  tons	  of	  copper	      ...
Unit	             Jan-­‐Jun,	  2011	                            CY	  2010	                 MINERAL	  COMMODITY	           ...
•  Operating	  metallic	  mines	  =	  27	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	...
• 	  	  1970s:	  minerals	  accounted	  for	  about	  1/5	  of	  Ph	  exports;	  at	  its	  peak,	  contributed	  24%	  to...
• 	  	  In	  1Q	  2011,	  Mining	  accounted	  for	  4.3%	  of	  total	             	  exports	  (US	  $513M)	  • 	  	  In...
PROJECT	  NAME	                                    TOTAL	                                                                 ...
1)  No2Mining	  in	  Palawan.	  2)  Alternative	  Mining	  Bills	  in	  Congress.	  3)  Ban	  on	  open	  pit	  mining	  i...
NCIP	  BIAS	                     WRIT	  OF	  VS.	  MINING	                    KALIKASAN	       OPEN	  PIT	   ALTE         ...
1) 	  Align	  Mining	  Act	  with	  other	  laws,	  e.g.	  Local	  Gov’t	         Code,	  IPRA,	  	  and	  Internal	  Reve...
2)  Decisive	  action	  on	  open	  pit	  mining	  bans.	  3)  Gov’t	  should	  help	  industry	  communicate	  with	     ...
Areas	  covered	  by	  exploration	  applications	  =	  	  14	  million	  hectares	  (45%	  of	  total	  Philippines)	    ...
Actual	  footprint	  of	  30	  operating	  mines	  nationwide	  =	  	  	       60,000	  hectares	  (2%	  of	  total	  Phil...
Mining	  is	  an	  extractive	  industry	     •  Seen	  by	  many	  as	  destructive	     •  Sustainability	  is	  questio...
Mining	  firms	  should	  operate	  within	  Parameters	  of	  Responsible	  Mining.	  1)    Social	  Equity	  2)    Enviro...
 	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	   In	   the	   pursuit	   of	   projects,	   mining	   firms	   should	   uphold	  the	  huma...
  	   	   	   	   Mining	   firms	   should	   be	   committed	   to	   continuous	            improvement	   of	   environ...
 	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  Mining	  firms	  should	  be	  partners	  in	  progress	  in	  the	  areas	  ...
 	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  Mining	  firms	  should	  aspire	  to	  be	  good	  corporate	  citizens,	  working	  within	  ...
Mining	  industry	  can	  be	  a	  catalyst	  for	  economic	  growth.	       Lever	  for	  greater	  economic,	  social	...
THANK	  YOU	  
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Mr. Benjamin Philip G. Romualdez,
President, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines

Philippine Mining Luncheon -Shangri La Hotel Makati

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21 October, 2011

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  1. 1. Report  on  Mining  Philippines  2011   BENJAMIN  PHILIP  G.  ROMUALDEZ   October  21,  2011   President   Chamber  of  Mines  of  the  Philippines   1  
  2. 2. Attended  by:  •     4  Cabinet  Secretaries  •     1  Congressman  •     2  Heads  of  NGOs  •     12  Ambassadors  •     More  than  a  dozen  industry  leaders  •     52  Exhibitors  •     21  Sponsors  •     Over  400  Delegates  •     Over  1,000  Visitors  
  3. 3. Reaffirmed  Aquino  Administration’s  support  for  Responsible  Mining.  
  4. 4. Commitment  to  design  CSR  Scorecard  with  Philippine  Business  for  Social  Progress  and  other  development-­‐oriented  NGOs.  
  5. 5. Commitment  to  design  Environment  Scorecard  with  World  Wildlife  Fund,  in  cooperation  with  other  environment  and  safety  institutions.  
  6. 6. MOU   between   DepEd   and   COMP   for    increased  industry  support  for   Adopt-­‐a-­‐School  Program  
  7. 7. Other  Commitments:  •     National  Greening  Program  •     Extractive  Industry  Transparency  Initiative  •     Continuing  Trade  and  Investment            Collaboration  with  China,  Chile,  Australia,            US,  and  South  Africa  
  8. 8. Industry  Updates,  Challenges  and    Recommendations   BENJAMIN  PHILIP  G.  ROMUALDEZ   October  21,  2011   President   Chamber  of  Mines  of  the  Philippines   9  
  9. 9. •  Potential  mining  wealth  in  the  Philippines  =  $840   billion  or  P47  trillion  or  10  times  our  annual  GDP  •       Globally,  we  rank:       •         Third  in  gold   •           Fourth  in  copper     •           Fifth  in  nickel     •           Sixth  in  chromite    
  10. 10. Philippine  Metallic  Mineral    Resources  and  Reserves   •  8.03  billion  tons  of  copper   •  4.91  billion  tons  of  gold   •  0.81  billion  tons  of  nickel   •  480.26  million  tons  of  iron   •  39.66  million  tons  of  chromite   •  433.88  million  tons  of  aluminum  
  11. 11. Unit   Jan-­‐Jun,  2011   CY  2010   MINERAL  COMMODITY   Used   Quantity   Value   Quantity   Value  PRECIOUS  METALS   43,143,430,273   71,698,391,862   Gold   KGS.   21,397   42,176,598,466   40,847   70,508,198,235   Silver   KGS.   21,687   966,831,807   41,004   1,190,193,627  BASE  METALS   20,781,751,694   39,389,031,066   Copper  Concentrate   DMT   122,511   9,194,752,038   236,814   15,775,710,591   Copper  Metal  Equivalent   MT   30,759   58,412   Nickel  Concentrate   DMT   18,419   5,778,744,000   33,539   9,795,473,000   Nickel  Content  of  Concentrate   MT   10,734   19,312   Nickel  Direct  Shipping  Ore   DMT   5,200,115   5,366,670,504   13,172,543   13,198,076,764   Nickel  Content  of  Ore   MT   58,374   153,679   Metallurgical  Chromite   DMT   6,360   42,638,557   14,807   117,135,758   Zinc   DMT   15,413   398,946,595   19,819   502,634,953   63,925,181,967   111,087,422,928  
  12. 12. •  Operating  metallic  mines  =  27                                                                       Nickel  processing  plant  =  1                                                                                   Copper  Smelter  =  1                                                                                                                       Gold  refinery  =  1  •  Approved/registered  tenements  =  682  (FTAA,   MPSA,  EP,  IP  and  MPP)  •  Some  2,717  mining  applications  under  process  
  13. 13. •     1970s:  minerals  accounted  for  about  1/5  of  Ph  exports;  at  its  peak,  contributed  24%  to  Ph’s  total  exports.    •     2010  Mining  Growth  Rate:  12.1%  •     2010  Mineral  Exports  grew  by  27%  
  14. 14. •     In  1Q  2011,  Mining  accounted  for  4.3%  of  total    exports  (US  $513M)  •     In  2H  2011,  Mining  helped  boost  economy  amidst    global  downturn;  Gross  Production  Value  up  from    P48.73B  to  P63.92B  
  15. 15. PROJECT  NAME   TOTAL   TOTAL  DISCLOSED   (2004-­‐2010)   PROJECT  COST   (up  to  2016)                                                    in  million  US$  A.  Operating/Expansion  Stage   2,204.07   2,305.66  PRIORITY  MINERAL  DEVELOPMENT  PROJECTS  B.  Construction  and  Development  Stage   1,010.64   2,014.86  C.  Feasibility/Financing  Stage   548.46   12,478.05  D.  Advanced  Exploration  Stage   15.63   1,343.63  PMO  PRIORITY  MINERAL   4.79   315.79  DEVELOPMENT  PROJECTS  PRIORITY  EXPLORATION  PROJECTS   48.11   59.80   GRAND  TOTAL   3,831.70   18,517.79  
  16. 16. 1)  No2Mining  in  Palawan.  2)  Alternative  Mining  Bills  in  Congress.  3)  Ban  on  open  pit  mining  in  South  Cotabato.  4)  Writ  of  Kalikasan  cases  vs.  mining  firms  in   Zamboanga  Peninsula.  5)  Bias  of  NCIP  vs.  legitimate  large  scale  mining.  
  17. 17. NCIP  BIAS   WRIT  OF  VS.  MINING   KALIKASAN   OPEN  PIT   ALTE RNATIVE   N BAN   MINING  BILL O2  MINING  IN S   PALAWA   N  
  18. 18. 1)  Align  Mining  Act  with  other  laws,  e.g.  Local  Gov’t   Code,  IPRA,    and  Internal  Revenue  Code.    a)    Supervision  of  small-­‐scale  mining  should  be  with                national  gov’t,  not  LGUs    b)    Question  IP  “ownership  concept”  vis-­‐à-­‐vis            Regalian  Doctrine;  educate  the  NCIP.    c)    Rectify  delay  of  LGU  share  in  mining  excise  taxes.  
  19. 19. 2)  Decisive  action  on  open  pit  mining  bans.  3)  Gov’t  should  help  industry  communicate  with   stakeholders.  4)  “No  to  Irresponsible  Mining  in  Palawan”  
  20. 20. Areas  covered  by  exploration  applications  =    14  million  hectares  (45%  of  total  Philippines)   Total  Philippines  land  area  =  30  million  hectares  
  21. 21. Actual  footprint  of  30  operating  mines  nationwide  =       60,000  hectares  (2%  of  total  Philippines)   Total  Philippines  land  area  =  30  million  hectares  
  22. 22. Mining  is  an  extractive  industry   •  Seen  by  many  as  destructive   •  Sustainability  is  questioned     •  Non-­‐renewable  
  23. 23. Mining  firms  should  operate  within  Parameters  of  Responsible  Mining.  1)  Social  Equity  2)  Environmental  Protection  3)  Economic  Growth  4)  Good  Governance  
  24. 24.                       In   the   pursuit   of   projects,   mining   firms   should   uphold  the  human  rights  of  all  stakeholders,  especially  those  in  host  communities;   firms   should   guided   by   values   founded   on   the  fundamental   principle   of   respect   for,   and   protection   of,  human  dignity.   The  benefits  of  mining  should  be  felt  by  host  communities.  
  25. 25.           Mining   firms   should   be   committed   to   continuous   improvement   of   environmental,   health   and   safety   performance;   they   should   strive   to   minimize   the   negative   impact   of   their   activities,   products   and   services   on   the   environment,   on   people   and   on   communities   where   they   operate.       Environmental  protection  measures  should  be  in  place:   •       Environmental  Management  Systems   •       Progressive  Rehabilitation   •         Planning  for  closure  and  beneficial  land  use  should  be              undertaken  years  before  mine  ceases  operations  
  26. 26.                                Mining  firms  should  be  partners  in  progress  in  the  areas   of   livelihood   promotion   and   job   creation,   educational   advancement,   community   development,   health   and   sanitation,   infrastructure,   increased   government   revenues,   and  poverty  alleviation.   Social  Development  and  Management  Plan  should  be   implemented  in  consultation  with  host  and  impact   communities.  
  27. 27.                    Mining  firms  should  aspire  to  be  good  corporate  citizens,  working  within  the  framework  of  the  Philippine  Mining  Act  of  1995,   among   others.   They   should   conducting   their  businesses  with  respect  to  their  partner  host  communities  in  a  consultative,  transparent  and  proactive  manner.   No  shortcuts.    No  corruption.  
  28. 28. Mining  industry  can  be  a  catalyst  for  economic  growth.     Lever  for  greater  economic,  social  and  cultural   development.         Can  increase  revenues,  reduce  budget  deficit     Can  increase  exports,  foreign  exchange  reserves     Can  provide  jobs  and  prevent  exodus  of  jobseekers   that  affects  social  fabric     Can  reduce  poverty  that  remains  to  be  the  greatest   challenge  of  the  government.  
  29. 29. THANK  YOU  
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