On a smaller scale, Sarmiento said PMSEA has created a model for greening with its adoption of a Botanical Garden in Baguio City.
Responding to Cimatu's challenge, as an organization, PMSEA will have a Baguio Declaration next week as a commitment of the industry based on the requirements of responsible mining as defined by Duterte.
A press conference follows at the Baguio Country Club with PMSEA President Louie Sarmiento, DENR and Mines and Geosciences Bureau officials as well as other mining firm heads and officials.
On November 17 will be the Mineral Industry Symposium in coordination with Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) and the 2nd PMSEA Students Congress at the CAP John Hay Convention Center.
chief also assured that mining firms in the Philippines have already gained the expertise of dealing with potential risks of open-pit mining as a method to extract minerals in the country.
In 2012, the PMSEA
adopted 5,000 square meters at Botanical Garden which it developed and turned into a real botanical garden with rich endemic plant and tree varieties.
3 Million through the generosity of the companies and employees for the construction of the houses while Gawad Kalinga and PMSEA
assisted in the project management and labor requirements.
The collaboration was formalized in a simple signing ceremony at GMA Network s Quezon City headquarters with (seated, L-R) PMSEA