Skip to main content

Definitely Not A Mining Endorsement

Coal is not only the mineral found on our island, we too also have an ample supply of guano (pls. view the table below). Guano manure is an effective fertilizer and soil that is deficient in organic matter can be made more productive by addition of this manure.

These organic mineral can be a good alternative for our costly chemical fertilizers sourced from outside of the island. And definitely, it would mean a cost saving for our province's financial hemorrhage by making our agricultural sector self-sustaining. A bountiful harvest would equate a lower cost on our food budget.

Municipality/Barangay Mineral CommodityEstimated Reserved (in MT)
VIRAC
Tablora
Guano
Phospate
962
354
Calatagan
Guano
Phospate
196
72
TalisoyGuano
Phospate
1,486
583
Eli Manganese 79.50
CacaoGuano
Phospate
670
300
MarilimaGuano
Phospate
3,694
1,424
Bigaa Limestone147,000,000
Calatagan Limestone/Shale36,000,000
BAGAMANOC
Bacac
Bagatabao
Minaili
Poblacion
Iron 63,000
BATO
Sipi
Marble 40,000,000 cu.m geological reserve
6,000,000 cu.m. mineable reserve
Marinawa Manganese2,000
SAN ANDRES
Datag
Manganese 500
Carawat
Manganese 800
Codon Marble 66,666,666 cu. m. geological reserve
10,000,000 cu. m mineable reserve
Catagbacan Marble16,763,409 cu. m. geological reserve
2,514,511 cu. m. mineable reserve
J. M. Alberto
Guano
Phospate
465
183
LictinGuano
Phospate
1,601
589
Manamrag Cement Raw Materials
257,000,000
HilawanCement Raw Materials 370,000,000
Barinay
Tibang
Cement Raw Materials2,880,000
SAN MIGUEL
Boton
White Clay
3,600

Source: Mineral Resources of Bicol Region, August 1990 & technical report on the Banner Mineral, Commodity Program: Marble, Nov. 1994 by Vnarido, Gapuya & JMS Laud.

Popular posts from this blog

Philippine Mining Act of 1995

With the recent issue of magnetite ore mining overwhemingly opposed by residents in the town of Bagamanoc and recently moved the mining site off the coast of Panganiban (Payo), I am compelled to post this Mining Act to serve as reference. "Republic Act No. 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 (“Act”) is the governing law that regulates mineral resources development in the country. One of the primary objectives of this act is to revitalize the ailing Philippine mining industry by providing fiscal reforms and incentives and maintaining a viable inventory of mineral reserves to sustain the industry through the infusion of fresh capital through direct investments to finance mineral exploration and/or development activities. The original implementing rules and regulations of the Act was prepared in 1995, and was revised in 1996 under DENR Administrative Order 96 – 40, the revised implementing rules and regulations (RIRR). Collectively, the Act and its RIRR take into considerat…

Pantomina Lyrics And Music

Pantomina is Spanish for pantomime, movements imitating the courtship movements of the rooster and the hen. Ang mga babaye
Kung mayo pa nin agom
Maugay nin aga maugay nin hapon
Alagad kung sinda igua na nin agom
Maugay Octobre, Disyembreng sunudon. Ica palan, Nenang ang pinagsasabi
Magayon na burac sa lugar na ini
Magayon ang tindog malinig ang pisngi
Arin pa daw ang puso ang dai mawili. Can ica sadit pa sadit pa man aco
Si satuyang cawat magkudot-kudotan
Kinudot mo aco kinudot ta ca man
Sabi mo sa saco luhayluhaya man. Ang mga lalake
Hudyan sisaboot
Ang pinagsasabing ngarang pagcamoot
Kundi ang babayeng iyo minahilod
Akong minahiling can mga pangguyod.

Japanese Retirement Village in the Philippines

The Philippines is being eyed as a prime medical, health care and retirement destination for Japanese. According to studies, one out of four people in Japan will be aged 65 by 2020, from one out of six in 2000. Now is the best time to set up the retirement village for Japanese as baby boomers will start retiring in 2007. Several notable Japanese companies have already initiated building medical and retirement havens in the Philippines. These include Sanyo Emeritus Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Sanyo Electric and Emeritus Corp. of Seattle, which provides "assisted living" services in the US and Canada; as well as Tokushukai Medical Corp., Japan's largest hospital chain, which is putting up a $100 million, 1000-bed hospital in the Philippines, targeting elderly Japanese citizens. The Philippines is highly regarded because of its mild climate enjoyed by Japanese, its close proximity to Japan, the high quality of the Philippines' healthcare workforce, and the sign…

Catanduanes Remains Top Abaca-Producing Province - BM

Abaca-fiber production in the country’s top abaca-producing province from January to May 2009 went up by 22 percent to 8,646.32 metric tons (MT), said the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA). FIDA noted that in January to May 2008, abaca farmers in Catanduanes produced 7,084.23 MT. The attached agency of the Department of Agriculture said a total of 16,231 farmers were involved in abaca production in the province in 2008. FIDA said the island province of Catanduanes is renowned as the “abaca capital of the Philippines.” The province is now the top producer of abaca fiber, has the largest area planted to abaca and has the biggest number of abaca farmer-producers in the Philippines. Joining Catanduanes as the country’s top 10 abaca-producing provinces are Southern Leyte, Leyte, Davao Oriental, Northern Samar, Davao del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Samar, Sulu and Sorsogon. FIDA said the province also adjusted its production for the year due to the projected slowdown in demand for…

A Fresh Look At Siling Labuyo

Siling labuyo (Capsicum frutescens) has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cataract, and macular degeneration. This was stressed by Dr. Evelyn B. Rodriguez, professor from the Institute of Chemistry at the University of the Los Baños (UPLB) in a seminar on indigenous plants for health and wellness at the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) during its 19th National Research Symposium and in celebration of the 8th National Agriculture and Fisheries R&D Week. Also known as the chili pepper, siling labuyo is among the indigenous plants that the Department of Agriculture (DA) promotes through the "Indigenous Plants for Health and Wellness RDE Program” of BAR. The said program aims to promote and highlight the importance of indigenous plants and its products. The fruit of siling-labuyo is a popularly used as a spicy and chili condiment while its leaves are usually consumed as vegetables. In medicinal terms, the labuyo fruit was earlier utiliz…