Speeches as of April 2012
Keynote Speech for ALSP Conference on Mining
Ateneo de Davao University
Scattered in the breadth and depth of about one-third of the country's total land mass are minerals. Around fourteen million hectares of the total 30 million hectares of Philippine soil contain copious amounts of mineral reserves. Even the country's offshore areas covering about 2.2 million square kilometers contain minerals such as gold, magnetite and chromite-bearing sands, aggregate resources like sand and gravel, decorative stones, and polymetallic sulfide deposits.
April 25, 2012
Earth Day 2012 Message
Kaangkan Park, Marikina City
Allow me to thank everyone for coming here today to take part in our celebration of Earth Day 2012. I am particularly grateful to the City Government of Marikina for hosting this event, and to the Department of Natural Resources and the Sangguniang Kabataan National Federation for partnering with Luntiang Pilipinas in this initiative.
April 21, 2012