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Comval BK: Minahang Bayanihan: Small Scale Mining Initiatives

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Minahang Bayanihan Program:
The South Cotabato Small Scale Mining Initiatives

Compostela Valley - Bantay Kita - Article 33 Indonesia
SUBNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE
Davao City, The Philippines, August 22-23, 2013

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Comval BK: Minahang Bayanihan: Small Scale Mining Initiatives

  1. 1. “MINAHANG BAYANIHAN PROGRAM” “The South Cotabato SSM Initiatives”
  2. 2. “BAYANIHAN” is a Filipino term taken from the word bayan, referring to a nation, town or community. The whole term bayanihan refers to a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective. “MINAHANG BAYANIHAN!” means mining with the spirit of communal unity!
  3. 3. Land Area: 3,706 Sq. Km Capital: Koronadal City Population: 767,255 Classification: 1st Class No. of LGUs :11 Political Districts: 2 Land Use: 57.4% Agriculture, forest 41.5% Protected lands 1.1% built-up areas Languages: Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Ilocano, Tagalog, T’boli, Maguindanao
  4. 4. BRGY.KEMATU •MCSMAI •TMBMPC •LEGEL SAKAM •UMSMAI BRGY. DESAWO •DISSMAI •TOLIK FAGALS
  5. 5. Environmental Degradation? Health and Safety? Socio-cultural problems? Policy and Regulation?
  6. 6. ECONOMY ENVIRONMENT SOCIAL SUSTAINABLE MINING The Minahang Bayanihan Program aims to promote sustainable SSM by RESPONDING to current SSM issues and concerns, integrating the concept of CONVERGENCE and GOOD GOVERNANCE
  7. 7. hared Governance ersonnel Investment ntegrating Technology xecute Policies ystem Overhaul •S •P •I •E •S
  8. 8. “Building the Capacities on Transparency and Governance of Small- scale Mining Communities in South Cotabato” 1. Strengthened the transparency and accountability mechanisms in SSM operations in T’boli 2. Developed and Instituionalize transparency and accountability mechanisms through the capability building on local public finance management and mineral regulation. 3. Strengthened the local community in identifying, planning and implementing social development programs in the context of economic and environmental sustainability
  9. 9. apacitate to Motivate nvolve to Resolve ct the ACTS
  10. 10. E.O. 37, Series of 2013 entitled“ AN ORDER INTENSIFYING SMALL-SCALE MINING PERMITTING AND SAFETY REGULATION in the province of South Cotabato” •Notarized Oath of undertaking Small Scale Mine Safety Rules and Regulations •Area Status Clearance certifying the applied site is not within highly critical disaster prone area •Tribal Resolution/Certification interposing no objection •Section 3. SSM ID System “No individual shall engage in any form of SSM activities without a Registered SSM I.D. which is valid for two (2) years.”
  11. 11. 2013 TOLIK-FAGALAS SMALL SCALE MINING ASSOCIATION, INC. 2012
  12. 12. TOLIK-FAGALAS SMALL SCALE MINING ASSOCIATION, INC. as of July 2013
  13. 13. DATU LEGAL SAKAM SMALL SCALE MINING ASSOCIATION, INC. 2012 2013
  14. 14. DATU LEGEL SAKAM CLAN SMALL SCALE MINING ASSOCIATION, INC. As of July 2013
  15. 15. MAGUAN CLAN SMALL SCALE MINING ASSOCIATION, INC. 2012 2013
  16. 16. T’BOLI MINAHANG BAYAN MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE 2012 2013
  17. 17. T’BOLI MINAHANG BAYAN MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE As of July 2013
  18. 18. UHAB-MAGUAN SMALL SCALE MINING ASSOCIATION, INC. 2012 2013
  19. 19. ederate System roaden/expand Partnership nter-agency cooperation
  20. 20. Positive Results and Impacts -Increased revenue -Increased budget for SSM development Program -Increased participation and involvement -Increased/Facilitated Compliance -Developed Social and Environmental Awareness -Capacitated and well informed miners -Strengthen the transparency and accountability mechanisms in SSM operations in T’boli.
  21. 21. RESPONSIVE: •Establishment of SSM Bayanihan Center -Sub Office for permits processing -Center for mining affairs -Training Center -DRR/CCA Response -Monitoring Center -Clinic -Bunk House -Economic enterprise (Gold buying) -Research Center
  22. 22. Professionalize the SSM industry -Miners Registration System -Color coding and ID system -Miner Insurance, savings and Micro lending assistance -Job Security (Contract) RESPONSIVE:
  23. 23. CONVERGENCE -Expand Partnership (i.e., Academe, NGOs, Researchers, etc.) -Fund pooling (Funding agencies) GOVERNANCE -Lobby for the review and updating of SSM ordinance (Mine safety, ERF, Miners Registration, Closure Plans etc.) -integrate new mining and environmental policies (DRR/CCA, EO 79 etc.) -Training of Enforcers
  24. 24. EVENUE GENERATING MPACT ORIENTED ARTICIPATORY COLOGICAL BALANCE
  25. 25.    Facilitating stakeholders in recognizing the need for economic, socio-cultural and ecological balance helps promote transparency, accountability and responsiveness. 
  26. 26. Tey bong s’lamat! Avance South Cotabato!

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