Mining Waste No More! An Alternative Technology Developed to Promote Responsible Mining

August 19, 2015

Large volumes of waste are produced at mining operations. This includes tailings, waste rocks, slags, mine water and gaseous wastes. Inappropriate management of wastes at mining operations can have environmental impact local communities and will contribute to the negative public perception of the mining industry.

Mining Stakeholders Forum Commits to Ensuring Responsible Mining in Mindanao

August 7, 2015


“Responsible Mining is a process and everybody must understand that in every process we are guided by the proverbial ‘no pain no gain’ maxim… ultimately we can see that responsible mining is possible to achieve if we care enough”— Dr. Rowena P. Varela, Program Leader of S&T Program for Responsible Mining in Mindanao.


R&D Veep Shares Caraga Mine Rehab Experience in Australia

May 6, 2015

Dr. Rowena P.

Responsible Mining Researchers Learn More Lessons from Australia

May 5, 2015

The Responsible Mining Program researchers get lessons from Australia through the program of the International Mining for Development Center (IM4DC) under the auspices of AusAid.  The short courses offered by IM4DC allowed researchers to learn technologies and/or gather new information in promoting responsible mining for sustainable development.  Caraga Region is

Responsible Mining S&T Program Gets PhP 89M from DOST-PCIEERD

February 13, 2015

DOST-PCIEERD allocated PhP89M for the 3-year implementation of the S&T Program for Responsible Mining in Mindanao (STP4RM).  Recently, the R&D Program received a total amount of P 12,561,455.40 for the final year implementation.

Uncovering the story behind S&T Program for Responsible Mining in Mindanao

February 13, 2015

Not so long after the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) funded the S&T Program for Responsible Mining in Mindanao, the program continues to obtain information from various activities that geared towards sustainable development.

Responsible Mining Team discusses S&T Solutions in Forum on "Mining and Minerals: What's Next?"

January 14, 2015

Answering the question “Mining and Minerals: What’s Next?”, the Department of Science and Technology, with Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology, Research and Development (PCIEERD) as the leading agency, conducted a mining forum at Melchor Hall, UP Diliman Quezon City last October 4, 2014.

DOST-PCIEERD Monitoring Team Visit University of Southern Mindanao

October 30, 2014

DOST-PCIEERD monitoring team headed by Engr. Ninaliza Escorial together with Engr. Katrina Landicho, Engr. Mylene Toyoken, and Dr. Rowena Varela (Program Leader) visited the University of Southern Mindanao last May 13 & 14, 2014. The purpose of the visit was to monitor the projects under S&T Program for Responsible Mining in Mindanao.

DOST Secretary Montejo attends Responsible Mining Project Monitoring

October 22, 2014

DOST-PCIEERD monitoring team together with the DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo conducted project evaluation for CSU responsible mining projects last April 30, 2014 at Dotties Place Hotel. Along with Sec. Montejo, the activity was also joined by Asec. Reymond Liboro, Usec. Carol Yorobe and DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Rowena Cristina L. Guevarra.

STP4RMM joins the DOST’s annual National Science and Technology Week (NSTW)

October 9, 2014

Encapsulating the program goal of STP4RMM in making mining in Mindanao socially-acceptable, economically viable, environment-friendly and ecologically sound anchored on sound decision support system, the research team exhibited an interactive computer-generated map that highlights the mineral deposits and mining areas in Mindanao.