Philippine Metals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : PHI
OTCQX : PHIXF
FRANKFURT : PM7

Philippine Metals Inc.

September 09, 2011 13:00 ET

Philippine Metals Inc.: Malitao Ruling Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - On July 27, 2011, Philippine Metals Inc. ("Philippine Metals" or the Company") (TSX VENTURE:PHI)(OTCQX:PHIXF)(FRANKFURT:PM7) announced that the Panel of Arbitrators of the regional Mines and Geosciences Bureau (the "Panel") had ruled on the formal objection to the Company's Malitao Exploration Permit Application ("EPA") in favour of the Company and that Pacific Metals Canada Philippines Inc. ("PMCPI"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philippine Metals, is the rightful title holder of the Malitao EPA under Philippine law and that the adverse claim was without merit.

As provided for under the rules and regulations of Philippine law governing the process relating to a tenement title dispute, either party has the right to appeal the decision of the Panel to the Mines Adjudication Board (the "MAB"). The Company has received from the Panel a copy of documents submitted by the objecting party directly to the MAB in the Mines and Geosciences Bureau's Central Office in Greater Manila appealing the decision of the Panel. Philippine Metals is currently awaiting the MAB's instructions with regard to the due process of the appeal. Philippine Metals remains confident that the Panel ruled correctly in denying the formal objection to its Malitao EPA and remains confident that the MAB will uphold the Panel's decision. The Company will provide a further update as developments require.

About Philippine Metals Inc.

Philippine Metals Inc. is focused on the exploration, discovery and development of highly prospective copper and copper-gold deposits in the Philippines. Based on the region's geological environment, the Company's management team recognizes the country's potential for hosting large, world-class deposits of copper and copper-gold.

The Company's initial projects, Taurus, Malitao and Dilong, are examples of management's ability to source quality, highly prospective targets. The management team combines strong financial capabilities with world-class experience in mineral exploration, discovery and mine development.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF PHILIPPINE METALS INC.

Feisal Somji, Chief Executive Officer

This news release contains forward-looking information including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations and potential mineral recovery. Forward-looking information includes disclosure regarding possible future events, conditions or results of operations that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action, and therefore, involves inherent risks and uncertainties. When used in this news release. The words "estimated", "plan", "anticipated", "expected", "intend", believe", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For any forward-looking information given, management has assumed that the analytical results it has received are reliable, and has applied geological interpretation methodologies which are consistent with industry standards. Although management has a reasonable basis for the conclusions drawn, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

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