The Mines and Geosciences Bureau joined the third Board of Judges (BOJ) meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 3rd Mineral Awards (AMA) at the 8th Joint Working Group (JWG) and Associated Meetings held on August 9-11, 2022. It was hosted by member country Brunei Darussalam via videoconferencing and attended by senior official members of fellow ASEAN states.

MGB Assistant Director Engr. Juancho Pablo A. Calvez participated as the Philippines ASEAN Mineral Awards representative to BOJ. Members from the Philippines of the different Technical Working Groups on ASOMM were also in attendance.

The 3rd AMA will commence in 2023 as it was postponed in April 2021 which was decided by most member countries in the 19th Working Group Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Mineral, citing the threat and travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ASEAN Mineral Awards were created to honor ASEAN mining companies who have made exceptional contributions to the promotion of environmentally and socially sustainable mineral development in the ASEAN region.



By: Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division