The State as the sovereign owner of mineral lands and resources has the power and authority to enter into agreement with contractors for the exploration and extraction of natural resources. These transactions are documented in the form of contracts, agreements, permits and leases. These are important documents that specify the duties and responsibilities of the government and the contractor, payments required and due, as well as the expected benefits of the communities hosting the extractive operations.

While full-text contracts are public documents, these are not readily available to the public. Requesting these from companies and government agencies may require official requests and authorizations. Easy access is not always guaranteed.

PH-EITI aims to improve transparency in the extractive sector through the publication of mining, oil and gas contracts between the Philippine government and its contractors. These documents are downloadable and made available in open formats to make research and analysis easier for users. Contract annexes and other supporting documents are also published to increase the user's understanding of the contracts.

Moving forward, guidance notes to understanding contracts will be published to enable more citizens to comprehend key concepts of these documents. With the online publication of these contracts, it is expected that citizens will be empowered to seek greater accountability from the government and the extractive sector.

Online Reporting
in the extractives (ORE) Tool

ORE Tool is PH-EITI’s main application that facilitates the disclosure of extractives revenue data. It is specifically developed to centralize reporting of mining, oil and gas companies, and national government agencies. ORE has been used since the production of the 5th PH-EITI Report. It has made EITI reporting more efficient and cost-effective. ORE can generate data summaries and reports in only a few clicks using submitted data.

Extractives data
Generator (EDGe)

PH-EITI collates and publishes data about the extractive industries to better inform policymakers and citizens and increase understanding about the sector.

Beneficial Ownership
(BO) Registry

In February 2016, the 51 EITI members, including the Philippines, agreed to new rules, requiring that companies that apply for or hold a participating interest in an oil, gas, or mining license or contract in their country disclose their beneficial owners. The EITI Standard also requires public officials - also known as Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) - to be transparent about their ownership in extractives companies. The government must also make this information publicly available and accessible through published EITI Reports and/or public registries. The publication of the identity of those who are accorded the rights to exploit resources helps prevent conflicts of interest.

Public Portal

The DENR-MGB pubic portal contains comprehensive lists of and information on mining tenements, mining cases, mine, safety, health and environment related-documents, geology and geohazard data, mining technology data, laboratory services, and industry statistics, among others.

A government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative implementing EITI, the global standard that promotes the open, accountable management, and good governance of oil, gas, and mineral resources. PH-EITI was created on 26 November 2013 through EO No. 147, s. of 2013. It is a government commitment first announced through EO No. 79, s. of 2012.

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