Monthly Archives: February 2016

Membership

What is Membership?

Membership in the Mines Chamber in Philippines involves lobbying on behalf of mining interests. There are various advancements the lobbying is meant to tackle. Their advocacy relates to the information presented below.

The establishment of effective grant programs is important for chamber members. This means that successful frameworks are in place for tenements, ECCs, and government required programs be issues grants to supplement their development. The chamber also lobbies on behalf of the financial world, especially related to taxation. Research and development of the mining fields, as mentioned above, comprises a large percentage of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines’ advocacy.

Concerns for the proper development of society are also critical to the Chamber. These include advocating on behalf of indigenous people, their rights, and their properties. Aside from individuals, the Chamber of Mines also lobbies on behalf of mining regulations for the best interest of the planet. In relation to mining interests, Chamber members also work on securing the rights to mine in particular locations.

Their advocacy also relates to the following aspects: IPO listing, security concerns, value adding, IEC, and dealing with various institutions. These include handling the media, NGO, and of course, government bodies. Aside from lobbying, the Chamber of Mines also puts out information to its members and the general public.

This information relates to mining development and updates in the field. Knowledge is shared via Website and E-mail update, as well as faxing individual members. Regular meetings are also in place, so that members are in constant communication and working towards a common goal. Aside from meeting with each other, the Chamber’s members also attend meetings, conferences, and courses related to the mining industry.

Networking for Mining Development

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines takes serious efforts to build connections and network across the industry. In line with this, the President of the Chamber holds another important position. They are also a member of the Minerals Development Council at the Office of the President and Chairman, Investment Promotions Group. This establishment of partnerships within the mining community extends from the Chamber of Mine’s President and Executive Board all the way down to its common members.

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines provides members with all the important networking resources they need in the mining field. This includes a partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia Pacific Countries. This comes through the ASEAN Federation of Mining Associations (AFMA). This is perhaps the most important network for miners in all of Asia.

Other networking includes a partnership with PCCI, ECOP, PhilExport, PBSP, CREBA, and the Construction and Electrical Engineering Associations. Connections for members in the Chamber of Mines are also present for the education and religious sectors. This includes the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Advent Of Mining

The advent of mining and the discovery of minerals beneath the planet’s surface has been a critical step in the development of society. In the Philippines, mining continues as an important economic chain. Within the chain, there is an organization known as the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines. The purpose of this writing is to describe what the Chamber of Mines is, what they do, who they help, and what economic benefit they provide.

Who Are They?

In short, the Chamber Mines Philippines council advocates mining within the country. The goal is more exposure of mining and the advancement of the technology and public interest surrounding such excavations in the Philippines. This includes mining, quarrying, and the processing of minerals found. Of course, as an advocacy group, there strict guidelines to protect the environment in place. Other areas of interest are the advancement of economic and social conditions for the Filipino people.

Members of the Chamber of Mines come from all different mineral excavation and processing fields. This includes miners, mineral processing, service industries dealing with the field, and professionals from every walk of life. In order to achieve their goal of mining development, advancement, and permeation, the Chamber works closely with local and national politicians and government offices. The goal is that government take a stronger appeal for mining in the effort of growing the Filipino economy and environment.

Their founding principles are the advancement of the following in their members: Business Leadership, Policy Development, Mining Environmental Management, Information Education Advocacy, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Networking. Each will be explained in some detail below.

Business Leadership

In order to understand the other principles endorsed by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, it is important that members have a good business acumen. This means, they should have a grasp on how the business world relates to the mining industry, and how membership in the Chamber advances both. Members should be leaders in the business world, urging organizations to take valuable steps towards the sustainable development of mining. Profits are important, but long term growth is more preferred. As are safe and ethical business practices.

Policy Development

In line with the above, business leaders should also understand how policies affect their trade and expansion. Members should advocate policies that advance the mining industry and allow mines to contribute to important community development. With proper documentation, mines are more than a property, they’re an investment. This enables policy makers to ride the backs of these waves towards growth in every related aspect. In short, government officials need to understand the value that mines bring the country of the Philippine Islands. Policies should support mines, miners, and all related processing and distribution companies.

Mining Environmental Management

In order to develop sustainable mines, concerns for the environment are present. Members of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines need to understand the global ramifications of these excavation sites. Not only for the purpose of safety. This is also important in order to get the most out of the mines. Proper scientific research and study will allow miners to find minerals and deposits they might have overlooked. Keeping the best possible practices for the health of our planet is a critical avenue for Chamber members. They must also explain these practices to shareholders, policy makers, and executives.

Information Education Advocacy

Without information, there is no education. Without education, mines are as good as useless. In keeping with the trend of sustainable mines, constant development must be placed in the field of sciences related to minerals and their processing. The latest information should be readily applied to mining practices, for the overall best interest of economics, time consummation, and environmental concerns.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Every corporation and executive body has a certain level of transparency with their clients. This is true everywhere, but with mining, the Chamber holds execs to a higher standard. The social responsibility must be understood and striven for. Progress needs to be easily understood, clearly established, and constantly monitored.

Networking

Connections to relevant organizations, institutions, associations, and corporations are a vital aspect of the business development mission behind the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines. This includes teaching members how to build bridges that will help advance their careers, but also the field of mining as a whole. The development of any body of work is best measured in unity. This mission starts early with Chamber members.

 

 

 

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