This article considers the legal framework necessary to support this system of monitoring. It first examines whether existing Philippine laws are sufficient to compel mining contractors to be transparent in all stages of the extraction process. By identifying gaps in mining and mining-related laws, it will then provide recommendations on how to promote transparency.
About the Author:
Atty. Marie Gay Alessandra V. Ordenes earned her law degree and Bachelor of Arts degree (major in political science) from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She was a litigation lawyer before joining the government as a court attorney. She is currently Regional Director to Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Secretariat.