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AdvocatingTransparencyandAccountability intheExtractiveIndustry

UPDATESONCURRENTINITIATIVES REGARDINGTHEEXTRACTIVEINDUSTRYTRANSPARENCYINITIATIVE(EITI)
Thegovernmenthasconvenedaninterimmultistakeholdersgroup(MSG)tohelppreparefor thecountrysapplicationtotheEITI. SecretaryElizabethGozonconvenestheinterimMSG.

InterimMSGMembership BantayKitasitsasarepresentativeofthecivilsocietyintheinterimMSG.Currently,members ofBantayKitavolunteeredtositintheinterimMSG.TheseareMr.VinceLazatin(TAN),Mr. JaybeeGarganera(ATM),CieloMagno(BKCoordinator),Prof.TonyLavina(ASOG)andMenSta. Ana(AER). TheChamberofMinescurrentlyrepresentstheindustry. GovernmentisrepresentedbySec.Gozon,MGB,BIRandUnionofLocalAuthoritiesofthe Philippines(ULAP).TheDepartmentofEnergy(DOE)willbeincluded.

Meetings TheMSGhasmetthreetimesSeptember6,September17&October5.

WhathavebeendiscussedintheinterimMSGmeetings: DraftworkplanandTOR.TheinterimMSGisworkingonthedraftworkplanforthe implementationofEITIinthePhilippinesandthetermsofreference(TOR)ofthe multistakeholdersgroup(MSG).Thesedocumentswillbesubjectedforgeneralconsultation andapprovaloftheofficialMSG. TherepresentationintheMSG.TheinterimMSGisworkingonequalrepresentationofthe CSOs,industryandthegovernment.Currently,theproposalistohave5representativesfrom eachgroup. ScopeofEITI.TheproposalisfortheinitialimplementationofEITIinthePhilippinestocover the33largescalemetallicminesandtheoilandgasindustry. SelectionofofficialmembersofEITIPHMSG.TheCSOsandtheindustrywillhavean independentprocessofselectingtheofficialrepresentativesintheMSG.BantayKitawill organizeregionaltrainings/consultationsonCSOEITIagendaandtheprocessofselectionofthe representatives.AnationalcongresswillbeorganizedtoelecttheofficialEITIrepresentatives.
ActionforEconomicReforms(Secretariat) Unit1403WestTradeCenter 132WestAve.,QuezonCity Philippines1104 OfficeTelephone:(+632)4265632;Telefax:(+632)4265626 Website:www.bantaykita.com,www.bantaykita.ph

Fortheindustry,theminingcompaniesthatarenotpartoftheChamberofMinesandtheoil andgassectorwillalsoberepresentedintheEITIPHMSG. Calendarofactivities.AccordingtoEO79,wehavetohaveanofficialMSGwithin6months fromtheeffectivityoftheEO.TheinterimMSGisaimingfortheendofNovember.Itmeans thatconsultations,trainingsandconferencesonEITIwillbedoneinthemonthsofOctoberand November. Accesstodocuments/information.Awebsitewillbesetupwherealltheminutesofthe meetings,thedraftdocumentsandthecalendarofactivitieswillbeposted. FormalannouncementofEITIapplication.Therewillbeaformalannouncementregardingthe initiativestoapplyforEITIandtheappointmentofSec.ElizabethGozonasthefocalpersonin conveningtheMSGandimplementingEITIinthePhilippines.

NextSteps WecanprovidecopiesofthedraftworkplananddraftTORforthosewhoareinterested.BantayKita willorganizeregionalconsultations/workshopsandanationalconferencetoselecttheofficial representativesoftheCSOsintheEITI.Forthosewhowishtoparticipateinthisprocess,pleasecontact theBantayKitasecretariatat: ActionforEconomicReforms(Secretariat) Unit1403WestTradeCenter, 132WestAve.,QuezonCity Philippines1104 OfficeTelephone:(+632)4265632 Website:www.bantaykita.ph Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/BantayKita/153833961420865?ref=hl Email:secretariat@bantaykita.ph,cielomagno@bantaykita.ph Preparedby: CieloMagno Coordinator,BantayKita

ActionforEconomicReforms(Secretariat) Unit1403WestTradeCenter 132WestAve.,QuezonCity Philippines1104 OfficeTelephone:(+632)4265632;Telefax:(+632)4265626 Website:www.bantaykita.com,www.bantaykita.ph