PMDC undertakes the development, promotion and management of various mining projects classified into Mineral Reservations, Privatization Management Office (PMO) Assets, and Cancelled Tenements.

Cancelled Tenements

In 2005, then DENR Secretary Michael T. Defensor ordered final and executory the cancellation of non-performing mining tenements totaling 68,570 hectares throughout the country. The move was prompted by the failure of contractors to undertake mining activities under their respective contracts for a long period of time.

In an effort to maximize the resource potential of the country’s mineral lands under the government’s mining revitalization program, these 65 cancelled tenements were transferred from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the DENR to the PMDC in 2007.

In September 2007, PMDC published an invitation to all interested mining companies, both local and foreign, to apply for eligibility and submit sealed bid proposals for a Joint Operating Agreement for the exploration, development and mining operations of the PMDC mining properties initially put up for public bidding.

On December 14, 2007, the PMDC awarded the winning bidders for the initial three (3) cancelled mining tenements put up for public bidding. These properties were: 1) Hernani Chromite, located in Hernani, Eastern Samar with a total land area of 503 hectares; 2) Homonhon Chromite in Homonhon Island, Eastern Samar with a total land area of 286 hectares; and 3) Opol Chromite in Misamis Oriental covering an area of 27 hectares.

The winning bidders were: Masada Resources and Mining Corporation for the Hernani Chromite property; and the Mt. Sinai Exploration and Development Corporation for the Homonhon and Opol Chromite properties.

Bidded out
NO.
REGION
TYPE
LOCATION
AREA
COMMODITY
1
Cordillera Administrative Region
Mining Lease Contract
Itogon, Benguet
104.89
Gold
2
Region 1
Mining Lease Contract
Infanta, Pangasinan
74.16
White Clay
3
Region 2
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Calayan Island, Cagayan
1,692.00
Perlite
4
Region 3
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
 26.57

Marblelized
Limestone

5
Region 3
Mining Lease Contract
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
332.45
Silica
6
Region 4-A
Mining Lease Contract
Tagkawayan, Quezon
34.44
Silica
7
Region 4-A
Mining Lease Contract
Tagkawayan, Quezon
 14.03
Quartz
8
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Quezon, Palawan
384.00
Silica
8
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Quezon, Palawan
512.00
Silica
10
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Boac, Marinduque
249.71
Copper
11
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Torrijos and Sta Cruz, Marinduque
122.28
Gold
12
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Torrijos and Sta Cruz, Marinduque
13
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Torrijos and Sta Cruz, Marinduque
14
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Torrijos and Sta Cruz, Marinduque
15
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Torrijos and Sta Cruz, Marinduque
16
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Boac, Marinduque
166.49
Gold
17
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Sta. Cruz, Marinduque
80.00
Greestones
18
Region 4-B
Mining Lease Contract
Magdiwang Romblon
334.02
Gold
19
Region 5
Mining Lease Contract
San Rafael, Camarines Norte
32.70
Marble
20
Region 5
Mining Lease Contract
Paracale, Camarines Norte
153.00
Gold
21
Region 5
Mining Lease Contract
Paracale, Camarines Norte
42.00
Gold
22
Region 5
Mining Lease Contract
Paracale, Camarines Norte
18.00
Gold
23
Region 5
Mining Lease Contract
Lagonoy, Camarines Sur
240.22
Chromite
24
Region 5
Mining Lease Contract
Del Gallego, Camarines Sur
83.01
Ball Clay
25
Region 6
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Pres. Roxas and Pilar, Capiz Balasan and Carles, Iloilo
2,496.38
Granite
(Dimesion Stones)
26
Region 6
Mining Lease Contract
Dumarao, Capiz
83.88
Black Clay
27
Region 6
Mining Lease Contract
Sagay, Negros Occidental
16.00
Silica Sand
28
Region 6
Mining Lease Contract
Patnongon, Antique
36.00
Copper
29
Region 6
Mining Lease Contract
Patnongon, Antique
31.00
Copper
30
Region 7
Mining Lease Contract
Toledo City
90.00
Copper
31
Region 7
Mining Lease Contract
Compostela, Cebu
6.05
Feldspar
32
Region 7
Mining Lease Contract
Talibon, Bohol
115.22
Silica
33
Region 7
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
San Fernando, Cebu
589.22
Limestone
34
Region 7
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Guihulngan and La Libertad, Negros Oriental
3,100.22
Limestone
35
Region 7
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Toledo City and Naga, Cebu
549.00
Limestone
36
Region 7
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Toledo City and Pinamungahan, Cebu
3,028.74
Limestone
37
Region 7
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Toledo City and Pinamungahan, Cebu
1,766.81
Limestone
38
Region 8
Lode Lease Contract
Paranas, Samar
90.00
Copper
39
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Hernani, Eastern Samar
 167.70
Chromite
40
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Hernani, Eastern Samar
335.42
Chromite
41
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Homonhon Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
124.76
Chromite
42
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Homonhon Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
70.91
Chromite
43
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Homonhon Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
84.03
Chromite
44
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Homonhon Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
6.35
Chromite
45
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Paranas, Samar
167.33
Copper
46
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Paranas, Samar
418.32
Copper
47
Region 8
Mining Lease Contract
Maydulong, Eastern Samar
325.22
Chromite
48
Region 8
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Matalom, Leyte and Maaim and Malitbog, Southern Leyte
7,983.00
Limestone
49
Region 9
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte
3,078.00
Limestone
50
Region 9
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Siayan, Sindangan and Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte
5,751.00
Gold
51
Region 10
Mining Lease Contract
Malitbog, Bukidnon
 84.55
Chromite
52
Region 10
Mining Lease Contract
Malitbog, Bukidnon
84.55
Chromite
53
Region 10
Mining Lease Contract
Opol, Misamis Oriental
27.00
Chromite
54
Region 10
Mining Lease Contract
Alubijid, Misamis Oriental
253.65
Bentonite
55
Region 10
Mining Lease Contract
Opol, Misamis Oriental
84.58
Gold
56
Region 10
Exploration Permit Application
Iligan City
16,200.00
Gold
57
Region 10
Exploration Permit Application
Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte
16,200.00
Gold
58
Region 11
Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
Pantukan, Compostela Valley
371.19
Gold
59
Region 12
Mining Lease Contract
Magpet, Cotabato
106.81
White Clay
60
Region 12
Mining Lease Contract
Magpet, Cotabato
White Clay
61
Region 12
Mining Lease Contract
Magpet, Cotabato
White Clay
62
Region 12
Mining Lease Contract
Magpet, Cotabato
White Clay
63
Region 12
Mining Lease Contract
Magpet, Cotabato
White Clay
64
Region 12
Mining Lease Contract
Magpet, Cotabato
White Clay
65
Region 12
Mining Lease Contract
Magpet, Cotabato
6.93
White Clay

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