The theme of the debate was "Mining: Boon or Bane?". Nice forum and debate.
Below are some of the major arguments of the anti-mining groups.
Good audience, should be 200+ students and teachers/professors, including some UP Mining Engineering students, and guests from other universities invited by the sponsor, UP PALS.
The anti-mining groups would clarify that "we are not anti-mining per se, we recognize the contribution of mining to society but certain conditions should be met like..." and such list can be long and/or very stringent.
Dr. Arcilla was a great speaker. Although he can show very technical papers on geology and mining, his presentation was simple and clear.
My 25-slides presentation is also available at slideshare.net, here.
Group photo after the debate and discussions.
Thanks to members and officers of UP PALS for that opportunity to share my observations about the mining industry. All photos here also from PALS.
Mining 38: Canada's $7.8 B a year tax revenues vs PH's $0.3 B, December 17, 2013
Mining 39: Taxes, SDMP and Small Scale Mines, January 11, 2014
Mining 41: Presentation at the UP MINERS Forum, September 21, 2014