Strategies for the Mining Sector (Part II)
There is also a strategy to address the challenge of the small-scale mining activities. The Executive Order provides for the improvement of the contribution of the small-scale mining sector, which can help in generating many more jobs because of its labor-intensive technology and in distributing income more equitably, especially to the lagging regions of the country. The following provisions of the Executive Order address some of the problems of this sector:
· Small-scale mining activities shall comply with RA No 7076, or the People's Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991, and the Environment Impact Statement System requirements under Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1586.