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...

COMP hosts ASEAN forum on Minerals Cooperation

[envira-gallery id=”2343″] The need for regional cooperation in the face of increasing resource nationalism, weakened global demand, and the growing call for miners to minimize their environmental impact were among the issues discussed in the 6thPrivate...

6th Board of Trustees Meeting for 2018

Sixth Board of Trustees Meeting for 2018. Present in the meeting are Mr. Gerald H. Brimo (Nickel Asia Corp.), Mr. Jose P. Leviste, Jr. (OceanaGold Philippines, Inc.), Mr. Isidro C. Alcantara, Jr. (Marcventures Mining & Dev’t. Corp.), Ms. Gloria Tan-Climaco...