Issue 4

In Issue 4 2021 of your Philippine Resources Journal, we have a boatload of mining news and features that you can dig into as we end another year under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both our esteemed columnists, Atty. Fernando “Ronnie” Penarroyo and Atty. Patricia A. O. Bunye, discuss ESG -- environmental, social and governance issues that mining companies have started to embrace amid the global push for sustainability and, as Ronnie puts it, "as part of their strategy to improve the reputation of the industry, acquire the consent of stakeholders to operate, and at the same time realize profits from their operations."

We also have two bamboo-related articles from our journalists Abe Almirol and Marcelle P. Villegas. Abe writes about how the bamboo industry roadmap of the Department of Trade and Industry has crossed over into the mining industry, while Marcelle goes in-depth on the recent Philippine Mining Club webinar on "A Summit on Re-Imagining, Developing, and Sustaining Mining Communities in the Philippines with Bamboo.”

Finally, we have our usual assortment of technical articles, company news and industry updates that will satisfy your curiosities as we close 2021 with better signs of going back to a "new normal." Go ahead and grab a copy of the Journal for FREE at our partner outlets, businesses, and establishments, and we wish you all a blessed holiday season -- and a brighter 2022. Cheers and stay safe always!