The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines is an association advancing the interest of mining, quarrying mineral processing companies for the efficient exploration, development and utilization of minerals in consonance with sound economic, environmental and social policies.
The association consists of members coming from exploration, mining, mineral processing and services industries including professional associations. The members are united by a shared commitment to the principles of economic growth, sustainable development and as government’s partners in development.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, as steward of the country's mineral resources, is committed to the promotion of sustainable mineral resources development, aware of its contribution to national economic growth and countryside community development. It fully recognizes that the development of a responsive policy framework in partnership with stakeholders to govern mineral exploration, mining and investment decisions and an effective institutional structure, are fundamental requisites for the sustainable utilization of the country's mineral resources. It is adherent to the promotion of geological studies as an integral element of socio-economic development, environmental protection and human safety. Yet, it is sensitive to the known environmental impacts of mining and the need for restoration and rehabilitation of mining-affected areas and the development and adoption of environmental and geoscientific technologies.
The Department is the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.
The Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) is the only accredited professional organization (APO) of geologists in the Philippines by the Professional Regulation Commission.
To provide programs and enhance opportunities for its members to work responsibly as professionals for the development of a viable minerals industry in the context of sustainable development.
The PMRCC, as a National Reporting Organization (NRO), had been newly formed last 22 November 2018 consisting of three (3) Parent Organizations and three (3) Associate Organizations. The Parent Organizations are the Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP), Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines (SMEP) and the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) while the Associate Organizations are the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Philippine Mining and Exploration Association (PMEA) and Philippines-Australia Business Council (PABC).
The above organizations adhere to the Philippine Mineral Reporting Code (PMRC) 2007 which was patterned mainly after JORC 2004 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) patterned after the Canadian NI 43-101.
With the support of the 3 Parent Organizations, the PSE as the issuer of the PMRC 2007 has been implementing the Code since 2010.
There are now >140 Competent Persons consisting of geologists, metallurgical engineers and mining engineers.
04 October 2021