Natural resources include copper, nickel, iron, cobalt, silver and gold. Philippines’ mining sector is full of potential and in the world’s top five for copper and gold reserves. In 2010 the Philippines created about 10% of the world’s production of nickel.

Sources: Mines and Geosciences Bureau, USGS, US State Department

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Contact Person

Cielo Magna
[email protected]
Bantay Kita Coordinator
C/o Action for Economic Reforms
Unit 1403 West Trade Center,
132 West Avenue, Quezon City
1104 Philippines
Tel. (+63) 2 426 5626
[email protected] / [email protected]

About the campaign

Recent activities

27 November 2021 – Film release of Striking Gold in the Philippines - but who benefits? Following the work of PWYP members Bantay Kita with communities across the Philippines who are not being given their say over whether extraction should take place.

4 April 2022 - The government, the chamber of mines of the Philippines and PWYP affiliated coalition Bantay Kita issued a joint statement on the Philippine implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, as the country applies for candidate status of the initiative.

21 September 2021 - Cielo Magno, Bantay Kita coordinator, is elected to the Publish What You Pay Global Steering Committee.

17 - 21 September 2021 - Members of Bantay Kita participated in PWYP's Ten Year Anniversary Conference in Amsterdam. Each coalition had to create a poster detailing its recent milestones and achievements. You can view Bantay Kita's poster here (PDF).

Coalition members

Action for Economic Reforms
Bantay Kita coalition
Kinaadman Research Center
Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns
Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement

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