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Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH0052)



Action Plan: Philippines 2017-2019 Action Plan (Updated)

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Mines and Geosciences Bureau

Support Institution(s): Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)- Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP), Petroleum Association of the Philippines (PAP), Bantay Kita-Publish What You Pay Philippines

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Beneficial Ownership, Capacity Building, E-Government, Extractive Industries, Fiscal Openness, Legislation & Regulation, Private Sector, Public Participation, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, Tax

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Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: The PH-EITI commitment aims to help address the “resource curse” or the paradox that countries with abundant natural resources tend to have less economic growth and development outcomes. The Philippines is one such resource-rich country. By promoting and facilitating the disclosure and publication of material information regarding the extractives industries (specially payments and revenues from the mining, oil and gas, and coal sectors) and providing a platform for multistakeholder participation and dialogue thereon, PH-EITI intends to help ensure that the extraction of the country’s natural resources redound to the benefit and sustainable development of the nation. More specifically, PH-EITI seeks to address the following issues in natural resource management, among others: - Need for more transparency and accountability in the extractive industries; - Lack of understanding on how the extractive industries work; - Lack of or conflicting data on the taxes and other amounts paid by extractive companies and collected by the government (both national and local) as well as on the benefits received by communities from extractive activities; - Disputed or unclear sharing of revenues (from natural resource extraction) between the national and local governments; and - Conflict/tension between and among stakeholders.; What is the commitment?: The EITI is an international initiative that promotes a global standard for transparency in extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas, by requiring extractive companies to disclose what they pay to government, and government to publish what they collect from these companies. In 2012, through Executive Order No. (EO) 79, government committed to implement EITI. In 2013, EO 147 instituted PHEITI under DOF and created the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG), the body that sets the directions for EITI implementation in the country. In May 2013, the Philippines was admitted as Candidate Country, thence aiming to be declared EITI-compliant by 2017. PH-EITI publishes annual reports and conducts outreach to stakeholders in the sector. Through the EITI process, comprehensive information about the sector are made available, issues are identified, and policy recommendations are formulated and pursued to improve governance of the sector. PH-EITI aims to improve transparency and increase accountability in the extractive industries to improve governance of the sector and management of natural resources in general. Specifically, the five (5) objectives of EITI Implementation in the Philippines are: 1. Show direct and indirect contribution of extractives to the economy (through the EITI process). 2. Improve public understanding of the management of natural resources and availability of data. 3. Strengthen national resource management / strengthen government systems. 4. Create opportunities for dialogue and constructive engagement in natural resource management in order to build trust and reduce conflict among stakeholders. 5. Pursue and strengthen the extractive sector’s contribution to sustainable development.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: The EITI process facilitates publication of relevant information on the extractives sector, engenders transparency along the extractive industry value chain, promotes broader public awareness and knowledge of extractive sector governance, fosters civil society’s meaningful participation in such governance, provides a platform for stakeholders’ dialogue, and enables inclusive assessment of existing systems and formulation of policy recommendations to address issues identified.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: PH-EITI facilitates disclosure and publication of comprehensive information about the extractives sector, thereby promoting transparency and accountability in the sector and in the governance and management of the country’s natural resources as a whole. The regular publication of reports containing independentlyassessed data on payments made by extractive companies and collections/revenues made by the government therefrom give the public access to information that can serve as basis for dialogue between and among stakeholders in the extractives sector and for evidence-based policymaking. The annual PH-EITI report informs the public regarding, among others, the legal and regulatory frameworks for resource extraction in the Philippines, national and local government collection and utilization of revenues from extractives, extractive industries’ contributions to the economy, as well as processes involving Indigenous Peoples. The report also contains MSG recommendations to improve governance of the sector, including the development of policies and tools that make use of available technology and innovation. EITI’s multi-stakeholder approach and the conduct of PH-EITI multi-sectoral outreach activities also provide inclusive platforms for the discussion of issues relevant to the governance of extractives, thereby increasing civic participation.; Additional information: This is in line with Chapter 5 of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 on Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance.


  1. Citizen Participation in Local Government

    PH0056, 2019, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in Local Tourism Development

    PH0057, 2019, Capacity Building

  3. Basic Education Inputs Program

    PH0058, 2019, Capacity Building

  4. Open Data Portal

    PH0059, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Participatory Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects

    PH0060, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. Implement EITI

    PH0061, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Passage of Freedom of Information Law

    PH0062, 2019, Access to Information

  8. Labor Inclusivity and Dispute Resolution

    PH0063, 2019, Access to Justice

  9. Participatory Children's Health and Nutrition Program

    PH0064, 2019, Gender

  10. Indigenous Representation in Local Legislative Councils

    PH0065, 2019, E-Government

  11. Open Contracting Data Publication

    PH0066, 2019, Access to Information

  12. Civil Society Participation to Improve LGU Service Delivery

    PH0042, 2017, Access to Information

  13. Engage Communities in the Fight Against Corruption, Criminality and Illegal Drugs

    PH0043, 2017, Capacity Building

  14. Ease of Doing Business:Competitiveness

    PH0044, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  15. Ease of Doing Business: Philippines’ Anti-Red Tape Challenge)

    PH0045, 2017, Capacity Building

  16. Citizen Participatory Audit

    PH0046, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  17. 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center

    PH0047, 2017, Public Participation

  18. Government Feedback Mechanism

    PH0048, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Access to Information Legislation

    PH0049, 2017, Access to Information

  20. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Access to Information

  21. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, Access to Information

  22. Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    PH0052, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  23. Institutional Mechanisms for Disaster Response

    PH0053, 2017, Access to Information

  24. Shelter Development for Informal Settler Families

    PH0054, 2017, Access to Information

  25. Open Local Legislative Processes

    PH0055, 2017, E-Government

  26. Law on ATI

    PH0029, 2015, Access to Information

  27. Transparency of Local Govs Plans and Budgets

    PH0030, 2015, Fiscal Openness

  28. Open Data

    PH0031, 2015, Access to Information

  29. Extractive Industries' Transparency

    PH0032, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  30. CSO Engagement in Public Audit

    PH0033, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  31. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning

    PH0034, 2015, Fiscal Openness

  32. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning – Community Capacity-Building

    PH0035, 2015, Capacity Building

  33. Improving Public Service Delivery

    PH0036, 2015, Public Participation

  34. Improving Local Govs' Performance

    PH0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  35. Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0038, 2015, Private Sector

  36. Local Government Competitiveness

    PH0039, 2015, Access to Information

  37. Public and Private Sector Dialogue

    PH0040, 2015, Private Sector

  38. Improving Corporate Accountability

    PH0041, 2015, Private Sector

  39. Sustain Transparency in National Government Plans and Budgets

    PH0020, 2013, E-Government

  40. Support for the Passage of Legislations on Access to Information and Protection of Whistleblowers

    PH0021, 2013, Access to Information

  41. Engage Civil Society in Public Audit

    PH0022, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  42. Enhance Performance Benchmarks for Local Governance

    PH0023, 2013, Capacity Building

  43. Enhance the Government Procurement System

    PH0024, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  44. Strengthen Grassroots Participation in Local Planning and Budgeting

    PH0025, 2013, Fiscal Openness

  45. Provide More Accessible Government Data in a Single Portal and Open Format

    PH0026, 2013, Access to Information

  46. Starred commitment Initiate Fiscal Transparency in the Extractive Industry

    PH0027, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  47. Starred commitment Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0028, 2013, Private Sector

  48. Disclose Executive Budgets

    PH0001, 2011, Fiscal Openness

  49. Access to Information Initiative

    PH0002, 2011, Access to Information

  50. Broader CSO Engagement

    PH0003, 2011, Public Participation

  51. Participatory Budget Roadmap

    PH0004, 2011, Fiscal Openness

  52. Local Poverty Reduction

    PH0005, 2011, Local Commitments

  53. Empowerment Fund

    PH0006, 2011, Capacity Building

  54. Social Audit

    PH0007, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  55. Results-Based Performance

    PH0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  56. Performance-Based Budgeting

    PH0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  57. Citizen’S Charters

    PH0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  58. Internal Audit

    PH0011, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  59. Single Portal for Information

    PH0012, 2011, Access to Information

  60. Integrated Financial Management System

    PH0013, 2011, E-Government

  61. Electronic Bidding

    PH0014, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  62. Procurement Cards

    PH0015, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  63. Manpower Information System

    PH0016, 2011, E-Government

  64. Expand the National Household Targeting System (NHTS)

    PH0017, 2011, Public Participation

  65. e-TAILS

    PH0018, 2011, E-Government

  66. Budget Ng Bayan

    PH0019, 2011, Fiscal Openness

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