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A STUDY ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING BUSINESS IN THE PROVINCE OF PALAWAN

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A Research Study
Presented to
San Sebastian Recoletos-Manila

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In Partial Fulfillment
In the
Course
Master in Business Administration

By

LEAH ELLAZAR-TUBAC

APPROVAL SHEET

This thesis proposal entitled: ‘ A STUDY ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING BUSINESS IN THE PROVINCE OF PALAWAN” prepared and submitted by Leah E. Tubac in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master in Business Administration has been prepared and recommended for ___________.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
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The Researches wishes to thanks the Almighty God for giving a clear mind in doing the study. Also, Dr. Vaugh Buaquina, Dean of San Sebastian Recoletos- Manila, for his encouragement on this study. Thanks to all who give support, in financial, material and spiritual, as the researcher do the writing.

To God be the glory.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL SHEET
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF APPENDICES
LIST OF FIGURES
Chapter
1 INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
Importance of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Scope and Delimitation
2 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
Related Literature
Related Studies
Theoretical Framework of the Study
Research Paradigm
Definition of Terms
3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Research Method
Population and Sampling
Research Participants
Research Instrument
Data Gathering Procedure
BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDICES
CURRICULUM VITAE

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

Although the mining industry’s contributions to economic growth have been called as among the largest, the industry’s full impact particularly on employment and the domestic economy continues to be limited, according to an assessment made by the National Economic and Development Authority(NEDA).

The researchers would like to find out the impressions of residents and employees where the mining industry was located. There had been arguments on how mining industry can recover an acceptable role in society and the economy?

Employees of the mining company are the primary concern on this study because they are implementers and violators what the Mining Act of 1995.

Importance of the Study

As a response to the existing conflicts and problems of the mining industries, the researcher aim to produce in depth analysis on the effects mining in the Philippines particularly in the Province of Palawan. With this, the discussions and analysis in this study will generate further knowledge and deeper understanding on the impact of mining industries in the Philippines, especially in the case of Palawan. This study will examine and investigate mining industries came to create socio-economic implications in the Province. However, except for a brief boom in 1988-89, the mining industry struggled from the mid-80s through the 1990’s. There are several reasons cited by the government to explain the demise of the industry. These are the decline in world prices of minerals and the higher costs of maintaining the mines and/or exploration, development and operation of new mineral deposits. However, the more fundamental reasons for the industry’s failure is that its heavy reliance on the world market for capital inputs such as machinery offsets its dollars earnings from exports. The industry exports cheap raw or semi-processed mineral products, then imports expensive finished mineral products. (Lopez: 1992)

Statement of the Problem

This research study concentrate on the implications of mining industry in the Philippines under the Mining Act of 1995, focusing on the province of Palawan. It aims to answers: 1. What are the socio-economic implications of mining industries in the Philippines, particularly on selected areas of Palawan. 2. What are the factors that make employees and officials of the mining...
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