Ongoing Projects


Marine and Onshore Geophysical Investigations of the Manila Subduction Zone (MOGI)

Catching Up

November 2020-2023

Growth of an Island Arc (GAIA) Project 1: Evolution of the Luzon Arc: From Igneous to Sedimentary Processes


January 2021-2024

Growth of an Island Arc (GAIA) Project 2: Tectonic Consequences of Subduction in Northern Luzon


January 2021-2024

Landslide Investigations on Geohazards for Timely Advisories in the Philippines (LIGTAS)


January 2021- December 2023

Philippine Mining at the National to Catchment Scale: From Legacy Impacts to Sustainable Futures (PAMANA)


January 2022- December 2024

Two Ophiolites in Palawan? Constraints from Petrological, Geochemical, and Geochronological Signatures


January 2022- June 2023

Pressure-temperature-deformation-time (P-T-D-t) history and petrogenesis of Romblon metamorphic rocks: Implications for the western Philippine arc-continent collision zone


January 2023- January 2025

Green Tech Project 1: Removal and Stabilization of Arsenic Gold and Copper Ores Using Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Solvents


March 2023- February 2024

Green Tech Project 2: Innovative Technology for Refractory Gold Extraction Using Deep Eutectic Solvent


March 2023- February 2024

Green Tech Project 3: Rare Earth Elements in Bauxite: Characterization and Extraction of a Potential Resource


March 2023- February 2025

Previous Projects


Geophysical potential field investigation of the Macolod Corridor and adjacent regions: Crustal structure, heat flow, and deformation near the terminus of the Manila subduction zone (August 2018 - July 2020)

Establishing the history of the Philippine island arc system: Clues from the rocks of the Zambales-Pangasinan region (2010)

Integrative data archiving for disaster risk management (2010)

Second Phase of the Taiwan-Philippines Integrated Geodynamics Project (2010)

Enhancing Communities' Capacity to Confront Extreme Geo-Meteorological Events at the Core of Climate Change Symposia Series (2009)

A geochemical approach on the provenance signatures of the Klondyke and Zigzag Formations and its implication on the oceanic to island-arc setting evolution of the Baguio Mineral District, Philippines (2007)

Arc – continent collision in west central Philippines: Implications on natural hazards (2007)

Determining the effect of the M/T Solar I oil spill on the quality of groundwater in Guimaras Island through geophysical survey (2007)

Evidence of the west-central Philippine collision zone in the Buruanga Peninsula and vicinity: Implications on geohazards, mineralization and energy resource potentials (2006)

The search for groundwater in a geologically complex area: Evaluating the effects of tectonism on the groundwater system in some islands in the Romblon Province (2005)

Fieldwork in Subic, Coto and Acoje Mines with Prof. Xia Bin, Dr. Yuan Chao, Dr. Zhou Taiping, Dr. Chen Genwen and Dr. Liu Baoming (Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry) (January 24 - 28, 2003)

Delineating the collision zone in Central Philippines and Palawan using seismic intensity data inversion (2003)

Geophysical, geological and geochemical investigations of the arc – continent collision zone in the Romblon, Tablas and Sibuyan Islands, Romblon Province (2003)

Characterization of the paleosurface signatures of the Pantingan gold system in Bagac, Bataan, Philippines: Implications to mineral exploration (2002)

Fieldwork in Baguio with Dr. Mireille Polve (Universite Paul Sabatier, France) (December 7 - 12, 2002)

Fieldwork in Subic with Prof. Hiromichi Hirano and Prof. Yukiyasu Saka (Waseda University, Japan) (December 7 - 8, 2002)

RWG Roving Lecture Series: Strengthening Teaching and Research Capabilities in the Geosciences II. (October 17 - 19, 2002)

Emerging Trends in the Geosciences Seminar Series: 1. Technical Seminar for Mines and Geosciences Bureau personnel, 2. Geoscience Education for Elementary, High School and College Teachers, Local Government personnel and Non-Government Organizations (August 9 - 14, 2002)

Geoscience Summer Institute: Strengthening Teaching and Research Capabilities in the Geosciences (June 5 - 7, 2002)

Fieldwork in Busuanga with Dr. Jonathan Aitchison and Dr. Jason Ali (March 10 - 15, 2002)

Geological Baselining of Hill-based Subdivisions in Antipolo and Montalban Areas. (January - June 2002)

Geochemistry of the oceanic basement complex of Leyte island: Role of ephemeral marginal basins in the evolution of Central Philippines (2001)

Geomorphological and Geological Profiling of Mati, Davao Oriental Davao. (April 1998 - March 1999)

REE, PGE and Au Analyses of Dunites in Ophiolitic Mantle Sequences. (September 1997 - August 1999)

Publication of the Proceedings of the Field Symposium on Philippine ophiolites and ophiolitic complexes - Volume 2. (August - December 1996)

Publication of the Proceedings of the Field Symposium on Philippine ophiolites and ophiolitic complexes - Volume 1. (January - July 1996)

Publication of the ASEAN Journal of Science and Technology for Development: A Regional Technical Journal. (November 1995 - December 1998)

Geochemical and Geophysical Characterization of the Subic Bay Fault Zone: Towards an Understanding of Its Tectonic Setting. (July 1995 - December 1996)

Field Symposium on Ophiolites and Related Mineralizations. (June 13 - 18, 1995)

Across Arc Variation in the Pinatubo - Arayat Transect: Degree of Partial Melting, Mantle Source Region or Tectonic Control Signature? (DOST - National Academy of Science and Technology (NSTA)) (December 1994 - January 1997)

Structural Geology of the Marikina Valley and Its Implication on Perennial Flooding of Human Settlement Areas. (January 1994 - October 1995)

Petrological - based Model of Ophiolite - hosted Mineralization (Chromitites, Massive Sulfides, Platinum Group of Elements): Toward an Understanding on the Tectonic Environment Control for These Deposits. (November 1992 - 1995)

Petrology and Geochemistry of a Marginal Basin Basement Complex: Example from the Baguio Mining District, Luzon. (September 1992 - November 1993)

Petrological Characterization of the Mineral Deposits, By-Products and Tailings of the Dinagat Ophiolite Complex, Mindanao. (August 1992 - December 1993)

Determination of Sulfur Saturation in the Search for Platinum Group of Minerals and Other Associated Precious Metals. (June 1992 - February 1996)