08-8 Gemstone Gathering Permit

MBG quarry permit for gemstone gathering

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Republic of the Philippines
Province/City of ________________

Permit No.
Permit Application No. ______________________
Date Approved __________________, 19 _____
Permit Holder _______________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________
An application for Gemstone Gathering Permit for the manual gathering and
removal of gemstones from the permit area situated in the the Sitio of _______________,
Barangay of ___________________, Municipality of ______________________,
Province of _____________________, Island of ____________________________,
Philippines, and more or less described as follows to wit:
(Technical Description)

containing an area of ___________________ hectares having been filed in the
Province/City of______________________ by ________________________________
on ______________ 19 ______, pursuant to the provisions of the Philippine Mining Act
of 1995 and the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations promulgated thereunder,
from, this Gemstone Gathering Permit No. _______________ is hereby granted to
______________________________, subject to the Terms and Conditions, to wit:

This Permit shall be valid for a period of one (1) year from _______________ to
_________________, renewable for like periods, Provided, that the application
for renewal shall be filed before the expiry date thereof, and that the Permit
Holder has complied with the provisions of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995
and the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations promulgated thereunder,
and the terms and conditions of this Permit;


The Permit shall be for the exclusive use and benefit of the Permit Holder and not,
directly or indirectly, for the benefit of any other person whether natural or
juridical, and that the area covered by this Permit shall be used for the purpose
only of extracting and disposing the materials herein authorized;


The Permit can not be assigned, transferred or conveyed, in whole or in part,
without prior approval of the Provincial Governor/City Mayor concerned;


The extraction or removal of materials shall not be allowed within the distance of
one (1) kilometer from the boundaries of reservoirs established for public water
supply, archeological and historical sites, or of any public or private works or
structures, unless with prior clearance of the agency or owner concerned is
obtained. No extraction, removal and/or disposition of materials shall likewise be
allowed in offshore areas within five hundred (500) meters distance from the coast
and two hundred (200) meters from the mean low tide level along the beach;

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The extraction and removal of quarry resources under this Permit shall be
confined within the area specified herein, the boundaries of which according to
the application have been specified;


The Permit Holder shall assume full responsibility and be liable for damages to
private and/or public property(ies) that may be occasioned by its operations under
the Permit;


The Permit Holder shall manage its operations in a technically and environmentally
responsible manner to achieve a safe, non-polluting and self-sustaining post
disturbance landform;


The Permit Holder shall not discriminate on the basis of gender and that the Permit
Holder shall respect the right of women workers to participate in policy and
decision-making processes affecting their rights and benefits;


The Permit Holder shall conform to laws, rules and regulations regarding, among
others, labor, safety and health standards;


The Permit Holder shall not interfere with the rights of other Permit


The Permit Holder shall recognize and respect the rights, customs and traditions of
local communities, particularly Indigenous Cultural Communities;


The Permit Holder shall immediately stop digging and extracting materials the
moment man-made articles or artifacts are found. It shall notify the Director of the
National Museum of such findings, in which case, the digging shall be under the
supervision of the National Museum until said artifacts are recovered;


This Permit may be revoked or canceled at any time by the Provincial
Governor/City Mayor concerned when in his/her opinion public interest so
requires, or upon failure of the Permit Holder to comply with the provisions of the
Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and the Revised Implementing Rules and
Regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as with the terms and conditions
specified herein; Provided, that if the Permit is canceled, or otherwise terminated,
the Permit Holder shall be liable for all unpaid fees and taxes due up to the time
of the termination or cancellation of the Permit;


Prior to the transport and/or disposition of gemstone gathered/removed from the
permitted area, the Permit Holder shall pay the Government, through the
concerned agent or representative of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the excise
tax due thereon, as provided for under RA 7729 or the National Internal Revenue
Code as amended;


The gathering and removal of gemstone materials shall be allowed in rivers and
other locations except in areas which are expressly prohibited by law;


The removal/gathering of gemstone shall be conducted manually without the aid
of any tools or mechanized equipment;


The removal/gathering of gemstones shall be conducted manually without the aid of
any tools or mechanized equipment;


No explosives shall be used in extracting and/or removal of gemstone;

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Unless otherwise renewed or amended, the Permit shall ipso facto terminate after the
whole quantity of gemstones specified therein have been removed or taken;


The Permit Holder shall, within ten (10) days after the end of each quarter, submit
to the Provincial Governor/City Mayor personally/representative or by registered
mail quarterly production reports in the prescribed form stating the quantity of
materials extracted, removed and/or disposed under the Permit and the amounts of
fees paid therefor, copy of which shall be furnished the MGB Regional Director
and Municipal Treasurers where the Permit area is situated and under operation.
At the end of the term, the Permit Holder shall submit to the concerned Regional
Office and Provincial/City Mining Regulatory Board a final report with the detailed
list of activities and the corresponding expenditures;


The Permit Holder or his/her representative shall keep the Permit/Permit Area,
available at all times for inspection and examination by the duly authorized
representative/s of the Provincial/City Mining Regulatory Board concerned or the
MGB Regional Office;


The Permit Holder shall pay fees, taxes and other obligations in accordance with
existing laws, rules and regulations;


The statement made in the application or those made later in support thereof, shall
be considered as condition and essential parts of this Permit, and any
misrepresentation therein stated shall be a cause for the cancellation of this
Permit; and


The Permit Holder further binds itself to comply with the provisions of RA No.
7942 and the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations promulgated
thereunder, and such other terms and conditions not inconsistent with the
Constitution, the Act and the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, as well
as those which the concerned Provincial Governor/City Mayor may deem to be for
the national interest and public welfare.
___________________________, Philippines, _________________, 19 ______.

For the Republic of the Philippines
Provincial Governor/City Mayor
I hereby accept the terms and conditions of this Permit as above-stated.

Permit Holder
Signed in the presence of:

(Signature over printed name)

(Signature over printed name)

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Republic of the Philippines
Province of ______________ )s.s.
City/Municipality of _______ )
Before me appeared _____________________________________ exhibiting to
me his/her Community Tax Certificate No. ____________________ issued at
__________________ known to me and to me known to be the same person who
executed the foregoing document, and acknowledged that same is his/her free and
voluntary act, and deed as Permit Holder, and for the purposes therein specified. The
said instrument, consisting of 3 pages, including this acknowledgment page, is a
Gemstone Gathering Permit to extract and dispose of minerals therein specified for
commercial purposes from the area therein mentioned.
WHEREFORE, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my notarial seal this
___________ day of ___________________, 19 _______, in ____________________.

Until Dec. 31, 19 _____
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