Can we find the next Malampaya soon?

According to reports the Malampaya Natural Gas Facility which provides 30 percent of Luzon’s total power supply will run out of reserves by 2024. Supply is estimated to start declining by 2022. That’s three years from now. Are we going back to the power...

Board of Trustees 1st Regular Meeting 2019

Board of Trustees 1st Regular Meeting for 2019. Present in the meeting are Mr. Gerald H. Brimo (Nickel Asia Corp.), Mr. Jose P. Leviste, Jr. (OceanaGold Philippines, Inc.), Ms. Gloria Tan-Climaco (Filminera Resources Corp.), Mr. Horacio C. Ramos (Pacific Nickel...

Demolish the policy wall

Nearing the halfway mark into the Duterte administration’s tenure and much-vaunted development agenda, a potentially critical cog remains missing—or blocked. Executive Order 79, issued in 2012 by then-President Benigno Aquino, effectively forbids the approval of new...

A sleeping giant

The Philippine mining industry has been in a long-standing predicament. As a result, its development potential has been significantly constrained and mistakenly set aside. One critical challenge in the extractive sector is to find that policy balance where the mining...