THE PHILIPPINE MINING VIRTUAL SUMMIT
by Philippine Resources - January 17, 2022
THE PHILIPPINE MINING VIRTUAL SUMMIT March 16 – 17, 2022 | 1PM – 5PM PhT via Zoom Meeting
The Covid-19 pandemic has an immediate impact on the global economy that goes across all industries, that includes mining. While this is being contained, the current administration is assertive in reviving the country’s mining industry to help counter the economic devastation created by the coronavirus pandemic.
The mining industry plays a very important role in the country’s economic development. This involves operations that have a substantial impact on the environment that contributes to economic recovery, provide employment opportunities, projects that create additional revenues for the government and the country.
The Philippine Mining Virtual Summit will gather over 150 c-level executives coming from the country’s mining industry leaders, government authorities, policymakers, associations, investors, consultants, heavy equipment suppliers, and leading industry solutions providers gathering in this virtual platform to discuss industry and policy updates, trends, opportunities, latest technology solutions needed for the upcoming and future projects of the mining industry in the Philippines.
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Philippine Resources - August 12, 2021
WOSAS Wired SECUCON- a FREE Webinar Series (Aug 18-20, 2021)
The World of Safety and Security Expo (WOSAS) is a platform to showcase the latest variety of products and services that play a crucial role in commercial or public safety and security. This event is brought to you by Worldbex Services International, a leading event organizer in the country. WOSAS marks its milestone as it launches its very first online activity, WOSAS WIRED, on August 18-20 2021. This online activity will entirely focus on SECUCON, our very own webinar series, which aims to present timely and engaging topics to our target audience through our social media assets. This is our responsive take on the WOSAS SECUCON which has been a staple component of the on-ground expo through the years. In this interactive and informative platform, timely topics will be tackled by the following industry personages: WOSAS SECUCON 2021 August 18, 2021 (HEALTH AND WELLNESS) Dr. Anna Karmela O. So Vice President and Medical Director Head of Medical Services Department Cocolife Healthcare Topic: SAFE SPACE: Discover Ways to Protect your Holistic Health Mr. Richard Caballero Founder and CEO Healthy Mind Solutions (HMS) Topic: Pandemic Impact on FIlipino Health Mr. Michael Angelo R. Datuin Chairman & National President of the Campus Security & Safety Management Alliance of the Philippines Topic: The Changing Role of Security in this Pandemic August 19, 2021 (DISASTER MANAGEMENT) Dr. Francis Aldrine Uy Founder and President USHER Technologies Inc. Dean, School of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering of Mapua University Topic: USHERing a Safer and more Resilient World with Advanced Disaster Risk Reduction Technologies Mr. Agustiyanto Zheng and Mr. Michael Wong Dräger Singapore Pte. Ltd in partnership with Macrovista Topic: Smart and Safe Buildings August 20, 2021 (DATA SECURITY) Mr. Art Samaniego Tech Editor of Manila Bulletin, Google IT Support Specialist, & Cybersecurity Analyst Topic: Securing your Accounts: Cybersecurity Threats and Trends Atty. Joan Therese Medalla Attorney at the Enforcement Division of the National Privacy Commission Topic: Data Privacy in the Time of Digital Transformation WOSAS SECUCON Webinar registration here https://wosas.ph/wosas-wired-secucon-2021 E-certificates will be provided to participants after attending the webinar. Interested parties may call Worldbex Services International at telephone 8656-9239 or email at email@example.com. For more details, visit https://wosas.ph/
Philippine Resources - May 26, 2022
Legal framework needed for gov’t to invest in nuclear power plant
Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Gerardo Erguiza Jr. said there is a need to amend the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) to enable the government to invest in nuclear power plants. This, as the incoming administration has expressed its support in considering a nuclear power plant to be part of the country’s energy mix. “As of now, the government does not have the ability to put up conventional nuclear power plant because the National Power Corp. does not have mandate on this,” Erguiza said in Filipino during the Laging Handa public briefing Wednesday. With the privatization of the power sector under the EPIRA, the government could not enter into power generation. “But we can align together, with the drafting or putting up of the regulatory framework, we can amend our laws to include the government among those that can fund a nuclear power plant,” he added. Erguiza said that based on studies of the Korean Hydro Nuclear Power Company of South Korea and ROSATOM of Russia, they have found out that the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) can still be rehabilitated. According to ROSATOM, an investment of around USD3 billion to USD4 billion is needed to revive the BNPP. Presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. earlier mentioned that part of his energy agenda is to revive the BNPP to become an additional source of clean and cheap power. On the other hand, Erguiza said the government can invest in power generation using small modular reactors, the latest nuclear energy technology, in missionary areas that are not connected to the grid.
Philippine Resources - May 26, 2022
Dutch gov’t backs SMC, Boskalis in P740 billion Bulacan Airport project
Photo credit: Palafox Dutch gov’t backs SMC, Boskalis in P740 billion Bulacan Airport project San Miguel Corporation (SMC) received its strongest support yet for its game-changing P740-billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project in Bulacan following the approval of the Dutch government of an export credit insurance (ECI) for the project’s land development phase. The approval comes after over a year of rigorous review of the project’s long-term environmental and social impact mitigation measures to ensure that the multi-billion project is done with sustainability in mind and aligned with the country’s climate ambitions. The Dutch government, represented by Atradius Dutch State Business (DSB), extended the ECI to Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., to cover its EUR 1.5 billion contract for land development works at the airport project site in Bulakan, Bulacan. The NMIA project is the largest in Boskalis’ over 100-year history, and is also the largest export credit agency (ECA) insurance policy granted in the 90-year history of Atradius. SMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang thanked the Dutch government for its support to NMIA, a project seen to catalyze sustainable economic growth for the Philippines, especially post-pandemic. It is seen to deliver over a million jobs to Filipinos. “This is a significant milestone not only for San Miguel and the NMIA project, but for the entire country. With this, we are closer to our dream of having a world-class, future-ready, and sustainably-built international gateway, proudly built by Filipinos for the Philippines. This also validates our work with Boskalis to ensure that this project is done right, and will provide long-term economic, environmental, and social benefits to our host communities and Bulacan province,” Ang said. In a statement posted on Boskalis’ international website, its CEO Peter Berdowski, said: “I am very pleased that all the hard work with a large team of experts has been successfully completed (today). For more than a year, we have worked intensively with Atradius DSB to ensure that the construction of the new airport will take place in a socially responsible manner.” He added: “In collaboration with Atradius DSB, the Dutch embassy, we succeeded in developing a broadly supported plan with an eye for the local community and the preservation of biodiversity. I would like to thank all those involved for their contribution to the positive decision of the State.” In the same statement, Atradius DSB Managing Director Bert Bruning said: “This project is unique on so many levels. Firstly, of course, as a very important contract for our client Boskalis, but also for us, as the largest ECA policy in our 90-year history,” he said. “In addition, I am proud of the fact that together with Boskalis and San Miguel, by keeping up the dialogue, we were able to ensure that the project is to meet international standards in the field of environmental and social conditions. In doing so, we have not only contributed to making this wonderful contract possible built also really made a difference together for the local communities and nature.” As part of the ECI process, a large group of experts from San Miguel, together with Boskalis and four renowned consultancy firms, conducted an extensive environmental and social impact assessment in accordance with the highest international standards. This process also included the conduct of impact analyses and compensation packages for adverse effects of the project. “This shows that the airport project and our environmental and social mitigation plans are not only sound, but robust and strong, given they can pass not only international standards but the exacting requirements of the Dutch government. It is another testament to the ability of Filipinos to be world-class,” Ang said. “We will continue to work with Atradius, the banks, experts, national and local government, and all stakeholders to ensure we will build this project in a sustainable manner and in compliance with the highest international environment and social standards,” Ang reaffirmed. added. The airport project will feature four parallel runways, a world-class terminal, and a modern and interlinked infrastructure network that includes expressways and railways. Article courtesy of San Miguel Corp
Philippine Resources - May 25, 2022
CTPCMC Allocates 7.7M for COVID-19 Initiatives
Article by: Roniel R. Arguillas - CTPCMC ICE Officer BAYANIHAN AMIDST THE COVID-19 BATTLE In order to protect and improve the lives of the people within the host and neighboring communities pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, CTP Construction and Mining Corporation or CTPCMC allocated 7.7 million pesos intended for the implementation of projects, programs, and activities (PPAs) on COVID-19 prevention. Through its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) under Adlay Mining Project (AMP) and Dahican Nickel Project (DNP) the company implemented essential PPAs in the year 2021. The beneficiaries of PPAs were from the Host and Neighboring communities specifically Barangay Adlay, Barangay Dahican and Municipality of Carrascal. With an allocated budget of P2,060,803.78, a Covid-19 Assistance Center was put up to be the second line of support to the host communities if their existing Isolation Rooms have been fully occupied. The company’s employees and their dependents are to be prioritized in the center. The center is offering services which include free isolation room for those who are identified and confirmed as covid-19 patients, free vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs, 24/7 monitoring by health personnel and stand-by oxygen concentrators. Another PPA was the provision of 59 medical equipment and kits to Barangay Adlay. The provision included pulse oximeter, thermal scanner, LCD full digital ultrasound machine, hospital bed and refrigerator as vaccine storage. The turnover was done on December 14, 2021, held at Barangay Hall of Adlay. It was attended by Engr. Charlo R. Basadre CTPCMC Resident Mine Manager, Charid O. Cuadrillero ComRel Manager, Hon. Norberto O. Rubi Jr. Barangay Captain, and Raquel Bungcaras assigned nurse. “These are very essential and a huge help to the key front liners and to the people within the community.” Hon. Rubi said during the turnover. The company also provided two SDMP Emergency Response Vehicles for health-related emergencies.