The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will hold a public webinar on June 15, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM via Zoom.

This virtual event will feature the PIDS study “Implications of Lifting the Open-Pit Mining Ban in the Philippines” by PIDS consultant Engr. Ludwig H. Pascual, Senior Research Fellow Sonny N. Domingo, and Research Specialist Arvie Joy A. Manejar.

The study investigated the implications of lifting the open-pit mining method, which was done on the premise that revitalizing the mining industry can contribute to the country’s post-pandemic economic growth. It reviewed the rationale behind opposing views on open-pit mining, highlighting ecological concerns, and proposed strategies for sustainability and optimized benefits for the industry.

A copy of the study may be downloaded from the link below:

Implications of Lifting the Open-Pit Mining Ban in the Philippines   


To register, go to You may also tune in to the PIDS and SERP-P Facebook pages for the livestream.



Presentation of Engr. Ludwig John Pascual, Consultant, Philippine Institute for Development Studies 

Presentation of Engr. Danny Berches, Chief, Mine Environmental Audit Section, Mines and Geosciences Bureau

Presentation of Dr. Marian delos Angeles, Board Member Emeritus, Resources, Environment, and Economic Center for Studies

Presentation of Engr. Alexandrie Amadeo, Vice President, Eramen Minerals, Inc.

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