Research Projects for the Mining Industry


 

The main theme of these researches in mining is focused on capturing the vast economic potential a responsible mining company can unleash in the local and national economies. Responsible mining goes beyond just ensuring the preservation and protection of the environment, but also involves uplifting the economic, health, and social welfare of the communities in and around a mining site.

-Dr. Winston Padojinog, UA&P President

Project Title: Estimating the Economic Impact of ENK’s Nickel Laterite Processing Project in the Municipalities of Sta. Cruz and Candelaria, Zambales Province, and in the Philippines

Funding Agency:  ENK Plc
Inclusive Dates:  May – December 2012
Status:  Completed
Project Head:  Winston Padojinog, DBA
Research Team:  Cid Terosa, Ph.D., Colin Hubo, Jonathan Alforte, Aurora Hidalgo, Ernest Marc Castillo

Objectives:

  1. To determine the appropriate model that best suits the scope of activities of the mining operations and its economic impact, and the methodology that will best operationalize this model;
  2. To develop a model to process the financial data to estimate the direct, indirect and induced economic impacts of the Sta. Cruz-Candelaria mining operations on the local and regional economy of Zambales, and the national economy of the Philippines;
  3. To estimate the economic impacts of the Sta. Cruz-Candelaria mining operations on the local (the two municipalities and 11 barangays) and the regional economies of Zambales, and the national economy of the Philippines; and
  4. Provide some general recommendations on how to enhance the impact of the Sta. Cruz-Candelaria mining project on the local economy.

Methodology:  Input-output modeling

To know more about this project, contact Dr. Winston Padojinog at crc@uap.asia


Project Title: Estimating the Economic Impact of Mining in Taysan, Batangas

Funding Agency:  Selenga Mining Corp.
Inclusive Dates:  February  – May 2011
Status:  Completed
Project Head:  Winston Padojinog, DBA
Research Team:  Cid Terosa, Ph.D., Colin Hubo, Aurora Hidalgo, Maximiano Darrel Africa

Objectives:

  1. To establish the potential economic impact of a prospective mining project in Tayasan, Batangas; and
  2. To generate pre-mining construction and development baseline social and economic data for use in the future monitoring of the impact of the mining operations in the area.

Methodology:  Economic impact analysis, input-output modeling, surveys

To know more about this project, contact Dr. Winston Padojinog at crc@uap.asia


Project Title: Economic Impact and Analysis of FILMINERA Resources Corporation (FRC)’s Operation in Masbate

Funding Agency:  FILMINERA Resources Corporation
Inclusive Dates:  September 2010 – April 2011
Status:  Completed
Project Head:  Winston Padojinog, DBA
Research Team:  Cid Terosa, Ph.D., Colin Hubo, Dante Estepa, Aurora Hidalgo, Ernest Marc Castillo, Kristine San Luis

Objective:

  • To measure and analyze the full economic impact of FILMINERA Resources Corp. and Philippine Gold Processing & Refining Corp. business activities such as processing, milling, crushing, refining, smelting, and concentration of mineral resources, in the local, regional and national economies of the nation.

Methodology: Input-output modeling

To know more about this project, contact Dr. Winston Padojinog at crc@uap.asia