Constituencies Meeting

8:00 – 9:00

Registration opens

9:00 – 9:05

Invocation and National Anthem

Opening Remarks

9:05 – 9:15

Karlo Fermin S. Adriano, PhD

OIC-Undersecretary, Department of Finance
Alternate Focal Person and Chair, PH-EITI

Mined and Refined: Conversations on the Extractives 

Acknowledgment of participants and overview of the program

9:15 – 9:30

Mary Ann D. Rodolfo

OIC-National Coordinator, PH-EITI

A deep dive into the current status, challenges, and opportunities within the civic space, emphasizing the imperative for robust civic participation in extractive governance.

9:30 -9:45

Chadwick G. Llanos

Technical Specialist for Civil Society Engagement

Philippine EITI

Discussion on the nation’s evolving energy landscape, focusing on the shift towards sustainable and renewable energy sources and its implications for the extractive industry.


Marissa P. Cerezo

Director IV, Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB)

Department of Energy

Unpacking the process of decentralizing PH-EITI implementation, highlighting local government’s leadership and more nuanced, context-specific extractive industry governance at the subnational level.

10:00 -10:15

Beverly F. Besmanos

National Coordinator, Bantay Kita

Panel Discussion and Open Forum



Rodne R. Galicha

Executive Director, Living Laudato Si’ Philippines

A discourse on the integral role of SDMPs in ensuring that local communities benefit directly from extractive projects within their vicinity, focusing on its challenges, successes, and future trajectory.

Revisit the guidelines and framework for SDMP implementation.

10:45 – 11:00

Gilbert Aquino

Chief, Social Development and Management Section

MGB Central Office

Delving into these critical topics, the session explores methods, best practices, and real-world applications aimed at ensuring transparency, combating corruption, and promoting accountability in the extractive industries.

11:00 – 11:15

Brenda Jay Angeles-Mendoza

Advisor – Asia

EITI International Secretariat

Emily Manuel

Regional Manager, Asia Pacific

Open Ownership

Discover the intricacies, gain practical insights, and equip with the knowledge essential for fostering responsible and sustainable small-scale mining practices.

Mined and Refined: Conversations on the Extractives 


Engr. Theodore Rommel E. Pestaño 

OIC-Chief, Mining Technology Division

DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau

Dexter Ian C. Valerio

Bank Officer VI, Compliance and Technical Services Group

Regional Operations and Subsector Department

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Panel Discussion and Open Forum



11:35 – 12:00

Atty. Ronald Rex S. Recidoro

Executive Director, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines

12:00 – 1:30

Networking and Lunch Break

Breakout Sessions  

1:30 – 2:30

Constituency-specific breakout sessions

An opportunity for each group to discuss sectoral concerns.

2:30 – 3:30

Plenary Discussion


3:30 – 3:40

Atty. Odette A. Javier

VP and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.

Closing Remarks

3:40 – 3:50

Hon. Governor Dakila Carlo E. Cua

Governor, Province of Quirino 

National President, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines

3:50 – 4:00



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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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