The Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH-EITI) brought its 2015 report findings to communities through its Local Government Units (LGUs) Roadshow this August held in different venues including Davao City (August 10-11), Cebu City (August 23-24), and Baguio City (August 31-September 1).
The forum invites participants mostly from stakeholders based in the affected communities namely local government officials, company officials, and civil society organizations (CSOs.
Various Bantay Kita (BK) members and staff sat on the morning panel discussions and presented the Mining Development Framework (MDF) in the afternoon.
Ms. Starjoan Villanueva of the Alternative Forum for Research in Mindanao presented the MDF in Davao City and also sat in the morning panel. Atty. Golda Benjamin of the Silliman University represented BK in the Cebu roadshow. Marco Zaplan, research and communications officer of BK, represented BK in the Baguio leg.
The PH-EITI LGU Roadshow is now on its third run since the EITI was implemented in the Philippines.