With its commencement back in 2016, the Philippine Minamata Initial Assessment Project is a step ahead towards its ratification through the culminating activities held on March 19-21, 2019 at Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood, Quezon City. The culmination entails presentation of the project’s output which is the Philippine Minamata Initial Assessment Report. The report presented by the MIA Project consultant Engr. Teddy Monroy is an essential document for the ratification of the convention and shall serve as reference in the formulation of the National Action and Implementation Plan on Mercury Management.The assessment was achieved through the series of consultations, awareness seminars conducted by Information Officers in the regions, focused-group discussions, contaminated site inspections and interview with different stakeholders from the government sector, Non-government Organizations, private sectors and local community stakeholders.