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November 17, 2022

2022 Minerals Industry Symposium (MIS2022)– “RESILIENCE. RESET. RECOVERY” was organized by the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers, a parent organization of the PMRCC. This hybrid or blended (face to face and online) symposium was held from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm last November 17, 2022 during the festivities of the 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC). Venue was the CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City.

The symposium featured technical papers enriching the participants on the insights and initiatives reflecting the resiliency of the Philippine Mining Industry to continually contribute and be an invaluable vehicle towards the country’s economic recovery. The symposium had a total of 1,622 participants.

Engr. Christopher John Orteza and Engr. Agot Dumanas were the emcees. The symposium commenced with a Safety Induction, Invocation and Singing of the National Anthem. The Welcome Remarks were provided by the PSEM Northern Luzon Chapter President Engr. Roel A. Collado. An Opening Message was delivered by the PSEM National President Engr. Donald G. Estrella. The Guest Speaker was the South Africa Ambassador, Bartinah Ntombizodwa Radebe-Netshitenzhe. The keynote Message was given in the afternoon by the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga. The following presentations were made, as follows:

  • Rebound, Rebalance, Redirection of the Mining Industry & the Philippines: Latitude of Opportunities If & When Played Right by Dr. Graciano P. Yumul

  • The Mining Industry Resilient Approach Towards Decarbonization by Engr. Norlito B. Adsuara

  • Climate Change, ESG and the Mining Sector: What the Shift in Commodity Demand Means for Mining – Indonesian Case Study by Engr. Debbie Ruth L. Yasay

  • Mineral Roadmap and Investment Opportunities in Ilocos Norte by Gov. Matthew J. Marcos Manotoc

  • Slope Instability Triggered Action Response Plan at Carmen Pit, Carmen Copper Corporation by Mr. Dennis G. Francisco

  • Mobile raise Borer Application in Didipio’ Underground Mine by Engr. Jirah Gift Matias

  • Copper Treatment of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company’s Effluent Using Sodium Hydrosulfide by Engr. Alaine Milfred Villegas

  • Future of Nickel laterite Processing by Dr. Harold Osthof

  • A New Approach of Blast Analytics Data Using Drone Technology For Optimal Safety and Productivity by Engr. Rahardian Dwitya

  • Wireless Blasting: A New Era for the Global Mining Industry by Engr. Guy Murchie

  • Small-Scale Mining: Issues and Challenges by Mr. Edwin G. Domingo

  • Ushering a Sustained Recovery through a Viable Livelihood Program ( A Case Study on Big Brother Small Brother Program With DASSMA) by Engr. Luis R. Sarmiento and Dr. Eric S. Andal

  • Milling Operations and Practices in Small-Scale Gold Mining Areas by Engr. Juancho Pablo S. Calvez

  • Filminera’s Continuing Journey and Aspects of Community Relations by Dr. Cris G. Acosta and Engr. Geronimo C. Badulis Jr.

A DENR Mining Round Table Discussion and Plenary Session was moderated by Dr. Carlos Primo C. David by mid-to late afternoon. A synthesis of the symposium was generated and delivered by Engr. Maria Raniela P. Orteza. The Closing Remarks were provided by Engr. Felizardo A. Gacad Jr., PSEM Secretary.


November 15, 2022

5th PMEA Forum – “New Innovations in the Mineral Resources Industry” was organized by the Philippine Mining and Exploration Association (PMEA), a member organization of the PMRCC. This hybrid forum was held from 1:00 - 5:00 pm last November 15, 2022 during the festivities of the 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference. Venue was the Ifugao Room of the CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City.

The forum featured presentations of recent advances in geophysical exploration, mine automation and safety, plant optimization, and an update on the Philippine Mineral Reporting Code. The seminar had a total of 153 participants.

Mr. Manny Ancheta was the emcee of the forum. Mr. Cecilio Bautista led the prayer and national anthem. He likewise discussed the Guidelines for participants. The Welcome Remarks was provided by Mines Geoscience Bureau – Cordillera Autonomous Region Director Ms. Fay Apil. The following presentations were made, as follows:

  •  Update on the PMRC by Mr. Ciceron Angeles

  •  The Future of Geophysical and Geotechnical Surveying by Mr. Gerard McNeil

  •  Mine Automation and Safety by Mr. Jan Douwe Wansink

  •  Digital Twin Technologies – Leveraging Existing Plant Data to Enhance Operation by Mr. Rudi Rautenbach

  • The Closing Remarks were delivered by Mr. Joey Nelson Ayson, President of PMEA.


October 20, 2022

PMRC 162 – “Technical Report Writing” was organized by the Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines (SMEP) under the auspices of the PMRCC. This is a hybrid seminar as part of the Metallurgical Engineering Industry Conference 2022. The event was held last October 20, 2022 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM in the Convention Hall, 2F Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in Tibanga, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. Targeted course outcomes are as follows:

  1. Organize the format and content of a technical report

  2. Use the techniques in communicating vital information to the reader

  3. Present data in an orderly but concise manner

  4. Understand the key parts of an ACP Technical Report

  5. Write an ACP report in the PMRC format using TR3

The seminar had a total of 288 participants. The Welcome Message was given by Engr. Hans Josef P. Enriquez, Vice President, SMEP. The following presentations were made, as follows:

  •  Writing an Engineering Technical Report by Engr. Hilbert M. Cardenas

  •  PMRC Technical Report 3 by Engr. Ramon Jake G. Foronda

The Closing Remarks were delivered by Engr. Leaniel C. Silva, Chairman of the Dept. of Materials and Resources Engineering & Technology, College of Engineering & Technology (COET), MSU-IIT.

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