SMALL SCALE MINING IN BENGUET

THE CURRENT SITUATION OF SMALL-SCALE MINING IN BENGUET A. Current Status of Minahang Bayan Applications B. Small-Scale Mining Operators C. Number of Small-Scale Miners D. Description of Major Stakeholders, Issues, Recommendations E. Indigenous Practices (sourced from Caballero, 1996) Objectives and Scope To provide an overview of small-scale mining (SSM) in Benguet by

About Benguet SSM

"We, the stakeholders of small scale gold mining in Benguet province, acknowledging that the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the exploration, development, and utilization of mineral resources shall be under the full control and supervision of the State; recognizing that the prudent use of natural resources is necessary for the sustainable development of our province and our country

Benguet SSM Strengthening Multi-Stakeholder

"We, the stakeholders of small scale gold mining in Benguet province, acknowledging that the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the exploration, development, and utilization of mineral resources shall be under the full control and supervision of the State; recognizing that the prudent use of natural resources is necessary for the sustainable development of our province and our country

Gold and Indigenous People: Small-scale mining in

Many Itogon residents rely on small-scale mining as their main livelihood. This is also the case in three other towns in Benguet: Tuba, Mangkayan and Kabayan. “'Yun talaga ang trabaho namin, wala akong ibang alam na trabaho. Ginagawa ng mga magulang ko, siya ang ginaya ko rin na trabaho nila. Hindi naman ako nakapag-aral eh," Waclin said. (This is the only job I know. It has been passed on

Small Scale Mining Applicants Benguet SSM

"We, the stakeholders of small scale gold mining in Benguet province, acknowledging that the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the exploration, development, and utilization of mineral resources shall be under the full control and supervision of the State; recognizing that the prudent use of natural resources is necessary for the sustainable development of our province and our country

Strengthening Multi-Stakeholder Participation in Small

reports, on the environmental and social impacts of small-scale gold mining operations in Benguet and South Cotabato by the Alternate Forum on Research in Mindanao (AFRIM) (2012), a seminal work on traditional small-scale mining in the Philippines (Caballero 1996) and a doctoral thesis on the social impacts of mine closure in Itogon, Benguet (Chaloping-March 2008). Primary data came from 71

PMRB approves first small scale mining contract in Benguet

27/4/2019 LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 27 (PIA)—The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of Benguet has finally approved the small scale mining contract for the first Minahang Bayan (MB) in the province and in the Cordillera region. "This is a historic triumphant day," said Mines and Geoscience...

The Resiliency of the Philippine Small-Scale Mining

29/12/2020 At the time of the site visit, miners had decided to seek help from the Benguet Federation of Small-scale Miners, the umbrella organization of small-scale mining organizations in Benguet for the development of a profit-sharing proposal with a large-scale mining company to get its consent for the Minahang Bayan applications. This was their last resort.

STRENGTHENING MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION

This will be done through: (1) a scoping study to determine the extent of small scale gold mining in Benguet province; (2) information dissemination and capacity building on small scale mining laws and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standards in 8 small scale gold mining communities; (3) organizing of an interim Benguet provincial multi-stakeholder group (MSG).

About Benguet SSM

"We, the stakeholders of small scale gold mining in Benguet province, acknowledging that the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the exploration, development, and utilization of mineral resources shall be under the full control and supervision of the State; recognizing that the prudent use of natural resources is necessary for the sustainable development of our province and our country

Benguet SSM Strengthening Multi-Stakeholder

"We, the stakeholders of small scale gold mining in Benguet province, acknowledging that the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the exploration, development, and utilization of mineral resources shall be under the full control and supervision of the State; recognizing that the prudent use of natural resources is necessary for the sustainable development of our province and our country

Small Scale Mining Applicants Benguet SSM

"We, the stakeholders of small scale gold mining in Benguet province, acknowledging that the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the exploration, development, and utilization of mineral resources shall be under the full control and supervision of the State; recognizing that the prudent use of natural resources is necessary for the sustainable development of our province and our country

Strengthening Multi-Stakeholder Participation in Small

reports, on the environmental and social impacts of small-scale gold mining operations in Benguet and South Cotabato by the Alternate Forum on Research in Mindanao (AFRIM) (2012), a seminal work on traditional small-scale mining in the Philippines (Caballero 1996) and a doctoral thesis on the social impacts of mine closure in Itogon, Benguet (Chaloping-March 2008). Primary data came from 71

STRENGTHENING MULTI-STAKEHOLDER

This will be done through: (1) a scoping study to determine the extent of small scale gold mining in Benguet province; (2) information dissemination and capacity building on small scale mining laws and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standards in 8 small scale gold mining communities; (3) organizing of an interim Benguet provincial multi-stakeholder group (MSG).

PMRB approves first small scale mining contract in

27/4/2019 LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 27 (PIA)—The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of Benguet has finally approved the small scale mining contract for the first Minahang Bayan (MB) in the province and in the Cordillera region. "This is a historic triumphant day," said Mines and Geoscience...

Apex mining unit partners with Benguet small-scale

19/4/2021 Apex mining unit partners with Benguet small-scale miners 2021-04-19 By CATHERINE TALAVERA A subsidiary of Apex Mining Co. Inc. is set to roll out its Big Brother Small Brother program (BBSP) to support the livelihood of some small scale miners in Benguet. The company said its subsidiary Itogon-Suyoc Resources, Inc (ISRI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understand­ing with the Dalicno Small

Benguet Resolution: Declaration of Gambang, Bakun as

Province of Benguet PROVINCIAL MINING REGULATORY BOARD. RESOLUTION No. 006, S. 2019. RESOLUTION DECLARING THE APPLIED AREA OF GAMBANG, BAKUN, BENGUET AS PEOPLE’S SMALL SCALE MINING AREA OR MINAHANG BAYAN . WHEREAS, this Board is authorized to declare and set aside People’s Small-Scale Mining Areas as provided under Section 5 of R.A. No. 7076 “People’s Smallscale Mining

EMB Benguet SSM

In 2016, Benguet province produced 12.46B kilograms of copper, gold and silver accounting for 98.10% of the Cordillera Administrative Region’s production. Engaged in by large and small scale miners, the number of employees in small scale mining was estimated at 25,000 small scale miners. The exact contribution of small scale mining to the

Case Study on the Effects of Mining and Dams on the

The Ibaloy and Kankanaey people of Benguet continue to practice traditional small-scale mining till today. Traditional methods of pocket-mining and gold panning are crude but environment-friendly

Temporary Small Scale Mining Permits Benguet SSM

In 2016, Benguet province produced 12.46B kilograms of copper, gold and silver accounting for 98.10% of the Cordillera Administrative Region’s production. Engaged in by large and small scale miners, the number of employees in small scale mining was estimated at 25,000 small scale miners. The exact contribution of small scale mining to the

STRENGTHENING MULTI-STAKEHOLDER

This will be done through: (1) a scoping study to determine the extent of small scale gold mining in Benguet province; (2) information dissemination and capacity building on small scale mining laws and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standards in 8 small scale gold mining communities; (3) organizing of an interim Benguet provincial multi-stakeholder group (MSG).

PMRB approves first small scale mining contract in

27/4/2019 LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 27 (PIA)—The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of Benguet has finally approved the small scale mining contract for the first Minahang Bayan (MB) in the province and in the Cordillera region. "This is a historic triumphant day," said Mines and Geoscience...

Itogon Benguet SSM

12/4/2018 In 2016, Benguet province produced 12.46B kilograms of copper, gold and silver accounting for 98.10% of the Cordillera Administrative Region’s production. Engaged in by large and small scale miners, the number of employees in small scale mining was estimated at 25,000 small scale miners. The exact contribution of small scale mining to the

Apex mining unit partners with Benguet small-scale

19/4/2021 Apex mining unit partners with Benguet small-scale miners 2021-04-19 By CATHERINE TALAVERA A subsidiary of Apex Mining Co. Inc. is set to roll out its Big Brother Small Brother program (BBSP) to support the livelihood of some small scale miners in Benguet. The company said its subsidiary Itogon-Suyoc Resources, Inc (ISRI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understand­ing with the Dalicno Small

Ore processing in Benguet extended SUNSTAR

SMALL scale miners in Benguet province are given until the end of the year to process their remaining gold-ore. Fay Apil, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-Cordillera director and the current chairman of the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board together with co-chair and Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso and small-scale mining federation president Lomino Kaniteng Friday, December 7 signed

DOST launches ‘green’ gold mining technology in Benguet

“The project, which is the first in the Philippines, aims to solve the long-time mining problem on the use of cyanide and mercury that leads to poisoning,” Sicat said. He hopes that with the technology, small-scale miners can improve the recovery of gold and copper for a better mining environment.

EMB Benguet SSM

In 2016, Benguet province produced 12.46B kilograms of copper, gold and silver accounting for 98.10% of the Cordillera Administrative Region’s production. Engaged in by large and small scale miners, the number of employees in small scale mining was estimated at 25,000 small scale miners. The exact contribution of small scale mining to the

Case Study on the Effects of Mining and Dams on the

The Ibaloy and Kankanaey people of Benguet continue to practice traditional small-scale mining till today. Traditional methods of pocket-mining and gold panning are crude but environment-friendly

DENR clears 3 Minahang Bayan sites in Cordillera

In September 2018, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the temporary suspension of small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera following the tragic landslide incident in Ucab, Itogon, Benguet that claimed the lives of over a hundred small-scale miners and the members of their families at the height of Typhoon Ompong.