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About Us
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BACKGROUND

The Philippine Mining Industry is a high technology and multi-stakeholder industry. Technical Information, Progress Reports, News Developments, Issues and Concerns about the industry should be consolidated, and made available to all stakeholders at all times. The challenge is that there is no venue for Industry to express oneness and cooperation among stakeholders.


OPPORTUNITY

There is a need for a publication to consolidate Technical Information, Progress Reports, News Developments, Issues and Concerns on the industry. This publication will be the vehicle to communicate positive Industry moves to safeguard the environment, other issues and concerns and CSR efforts as well. It is committed to communicate the good Safety and Health, Environment and Social (S.H.E.S) practices within the industry to government agencies, local government units, business sector and the public in general. It will be the venue for cooperation between Government Agencies and the Private Sector.

This endeavor is consistent with Section 135C of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order 2010-21, The Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, wherein operating mines are mandated to publish Information, Education, and Communication materials on social, environmental and other issues/concerns related to mineral resources development and responsible mining operations; and to conduct continuing public awareness and education campaigns through publications and other forms of mass communication.

OBJECTIVES

To publish PORTAL, Your Insight Into The Philippine Mining Industry and to distribute the same to all industry stakeholders at no cost.

To publish every issue by the end of each quarter.

TARGET MARKET

PRIMARY
Mining Companies
Government and Mining Organizations
Local Government Units
Academe
Industry Suppliers
Impact Communities
and other Stakeholders

SECONDARY
Choice Hotels and Establishments
Schools

MAGAZINE TITLE

PORTAL. Your Insight Into The Philippine Mining Industry.
Portal is the structure surrounding the immediate entrance to a mine; the mouth of an adit or tunnel.
Portal can also mean an opening; a window to opportunities.


SOURCE OF BUSINESS

Advertising will be the main source of revenue.
Advertisements will come from: Industry Suppliers, Mining Companies and Other Advertisers


FORMAT

PORTAL will have a magazine type format. This will add balance to the technical articles written about the industry and will make reading more interesting and enjoyable to pass on readers as well.


CONTENTS

The most important contents of PORTAL are the regular article contributions coming from the different government agencies and mining organizations. These contributions will be housed in the different Main Sections of the magazine.
The magazine parts are as follows;

1. Cover
2. Table of contents
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Feedback (Letters to the Editor)

Main Sections:

5. Blast Off – Industry News Bits and Highlights

  • Contributions from Government Agencies and Mining Organizations/In-house writers and Select Industry Personalities
  • DENR – Mines and Geosciences Bureau
  • DOE – Energy Resource Development Bureau
  • Chamber of Mines of the Philippines
  • Philippine Mining Safety and Environment Association
  • Philippine Society of Mining Engineers
  • Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines
  • Geological Society of the Philippines

6. Columns – Opinions from the outside looking in
7. Trailblazers – Personalities who drive the industry
9. Industry Profile – Get to know the corporate players
10. Giving Back – CSR, Community and Environment showcase projects
11. The Academic World – What the academe does to shape the industry
12. Mining 101 – Mining explained to non-mining professionals
13. Hard Hat – Hard-core technical articles for industry professionals
14. The Light Side – Lighten up with a couple of funny cartoons

  • Print Advertisements
  • Inside Front Cover
  • Inside Back Cover
  • Outside Back Cover
  • Full page (Inside Pages)
  • Half page (Inside Pages)
  • One Third Page
  • One Fourth Page


CIRCULATION

Initial 3,000 to 5,000 copies
Quarterly (4X per year)


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Edwin D. Ramirez, EM, MSci


PUBLISHER


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