The highest production of quarry resources was recorded in CY 2019. The Province of Rizal’s non-metallic production value posted a double-digit growth of 29.28%. However, the Province suffered a major setback in CY 2020, wherein a hefty contraction of 35.80% was recorded, the lowest growth rate in the last five years (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Non-metallic production value growth rates (%) in the Province of Rizal covering CYs 2016-2020

Non-metallic production value in the Province soared substantially in CY 2019, exemplifying a 59.34% growth from PhP1,808,703,701.10 in CY 2016 to PhP2,881,922.291.18 in CY 2019 (Figure 2). The tremendous rise was due to the increase in production of primary components of construction materials relative to the massive infrastructure development program of the Government dubbed as the “Build, Build, Build” program which was unveiled in the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on July 24, 2017.

Figure 2. Non-metallic production value in the Province of Rizal covering CYs 2016-2020

However, the production value dipped from PhP2,881,922,291.18 in CY 2019 to PhP1,850,250,378.43 in CY 2020, resulting to 35.80% drop. The decline was mainly due to the following:

(a) disruption in the quarry and crushing operations amid the Coronavirus disease pandemic; and

(b) temporary suspension of Mineral Production Sharing Agreements and Mineral Processing Permits within the coverage of the Marikina River Basin, which drain towards the Marikina River as per Memorandum Order No. 1, Series of 2020 of this Office, in view of the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses on November 12, 2020.

Despite the 63.85% slip in the production value from PhP574,916,333.58 in Q1 CY 2020 to PhP207,832,436.64 in Q2 CY 2020 (Figure 3), the non-metallic production value bounced back in the succeeding quarters.

Figure 3.  Non-metallic production value in the Province of Rizal covering CYs 2016-2020

It is anticipated that the production value will revert back to a positive growth rate with the issuance of Executive Order No. 130 and its implementing rules and regulations (Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order No. 2021-25) on April 24, 2021 and August 2, 2021, respectively.

Note: The above information accounts the National Issued-Mining Permits in Rizal Province, i.e., Mineral Production Sharing Agreements and Mineral Processing Permits.


By : Engr. Ma. Angelica B. Borcelis          |         04 October 2021