“…The mining industry holds the greatest potential to be a key driver in our recovery and long-term growth. The Philippines after all is one of the world’s most richly endowed countries in terms of mineral resources…Under the Marcos Administration, the government commits to create an enabling environment for mining to flourish in the country…”

(Finance Sec. Benjamin Diokno, congratulating Philex Mining Corp. during the company’s recent Stocks Rights Offer)