FORGE Philippines 2023: The PH-EITI National Conference

8:00 – 9:00

Registration opens

9:00 – 9:05

National Anthem and Invocation

Opening Remarks

9:05 – 9:15

Benjamin E. Diokno

Secretary of Finance

Introduction of Keynote Speaker


Bayani H. Agabin

Undersecretary, Department of Finance

Chairperson and Focal Person, PH-EITI

Keynote speech


Hon. Loren B. Legarda

Senate President Pro Tempore

Senate of the Philippines

Hon. Joel J. Villanueva

Majority Floor Leader

Senate of the Philippines


Presentation of token to the keynote speaker

Photo opportunity


Transparency Talks 1: Advancing Responsible Resource Governance through EITI Reporting

Key Findings of FY2021 Country Report (Video presentation)


Ma. Pamela P. Quizon

Acting Deputy Executive Director

Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance (BLGF-DOF)

Engr. Romualdo D. Aguilos

Chief, Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division


Atty. Ronald Rex S. Recidoro

Executive Director, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines

Atty. Jose Ma. Emmanuel A. Caral

Secretary, Philippines Petroleum Association of the Upstream Industry

Aniceta C. Baltar

Vice-Chairperson, Concerned Citizens of Abra for

Good Governance


Dr. Marian S. Delos Angeles

Board Member

Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies (REECS)


Ms. Jeanira G. Okubo

Member, PILIPINA, Baguio-Benguet Chapter


Transparency Talks 2:

Transparency and Accountability: Ensuring Public Participation in Extractives

Increasing Public Participation

Rolando U. Toledo

Assistant Secretary, DBM

Head of Secretariat, PH-OGP

Public Participation and Fiscal Transparency in the Philippines

Francisco A. Magno

Senior Fellow and Founding Director

La Salle Institute of Governance

Clean Energy, Empowered Communities: Advancing Transition Mineral Host Communities Participation and Engagement in the Extractive Industry Governance 

Beverly F. Besmanos

National Coordinator, Bantay Kita 

Best Practices in Community Engagement and Inclusivity

Hon. Marc Adelson D. Longos

Mayor, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands


Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III

Executive Director and Co-founder

Action for Economic Reforms (AER)


Maricor Anne D.G. Cauton

Director, Finance and Administration, ULAP


Media Conference


Networking and Lunch Break


Transparency Talks 3: 

Sustainable Development in Extractives

Gender and Sustainability in the Extractives

Atty. Joan D. Adaci-Cattiling, President

OceanaGold Philippines, Inc.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives

John Philip Orbeta

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Risk Officer

AC Energy Corporation

Best Practice in Sustainable Mineral Development

Jose Bayani Baylon

Chief Sustainability and Chief Risk Officer

Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC)- Rio Tuba Mining


Dr. Enrique L. Tolentino, Jr.

Professor, College of Forestry and Natural Resources

University of the Philippines – Los Baños


Prof. Ladylyn L. Mangada

University of the Philippines – Tacloban


Transparency Talks 4:

Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Landscape of the Extractives

Environment Regulations Concerning Extractives

Engr. Teoderico A. Sandoval

OIC-Assistant Director, DENR-MGB

Proposed Mining Fiscal Regime

Karlo Fermin S. Adriano, PhD

OIC-Undersecretary, Department of Finance

Alternate Focal Person and Chair, PH-EITI

Updates on the Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act

Patrick T. Aquino

Director, DOE

Transfer Pricing Issues in the Extractives

Jethro M. Sabariaga

Assistant Commissioner, Large Taxpayers Service

Bureau of Internal Revenue


Ma. Teresa S. Habitan

Chancellor II, Philippine Tax Academy (PTA)


Atty. Joan D. Adaci-Cattiling

President, OceanaGold Philippines, Inc.

3:00 – 3:15

A Decade of Transparency: PH-EITI 10th Anniversary (Video Presentation)

3:15 – 3:25

Closing Remarks

Looking Forward: What’s Next for PH-EITI

Karlo Fermin S. Adriano, PhD

OIC-Undersecretary, Department of Finance

Alternate Focal Person and Chair, PH-EITI

3:25- 3:30

Photo opportunity, evaluation, and announcements

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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