(Baguio, Philippines) – Philex Mining Corporation, one of the oldest and largest copper and gold producers in Southeast Asia, and a leader in right and principled mining in the country, bagged the 2018 Safest Mine Award, Mineral Exploration – “A” Category, during the awards night and testimonial dinner that highlighted the 65th Annual Mine Safety and Environment Conference at Camp John Hay, Baguio City. The company also won first runner-up in the 2018 Best Mining Forest Award, Mineral Exploration Category, and Metallic Category. Receiving the award for the company are Engr. Roy P. Mangali (2nd from right), Philex AVP and Assistant Resident Manager, Padcal Mine, and Atty. Eduardo M. Aratas (rightmost), Philex Padcal Legal Division Head. 30
(TUBA, BENGUET) – Philex Mining Corporation, one of Southeast Asia’s oldest and largest copper and gold producers, and a leader in right and principled mining in the country, recently honored its rescue team that saw action in search-and-rescue and search-and-retrieval operations at the landslide incident at Brgy. Ucab, Itogon, Benguet brought about by Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut). The devastation resulted in the deaths of at least 60 small-scale miners and their relatives. On hand to honor and recognize the heroism and determination of the rescue team members in simple ceremonies held at its mine camp in Padcal were, starting from 6th left, Mine Division Manager Ric Dolipas, Mill Division Manager Milton Agyao, Philex President and CEO Euls Austin Jr., and Assistant Vice-President and Assistant Resident Manager Roy Mangali. The Philex Rescue Team is led by Engr. Greg Oldangon, fifth from right. 30
(ITOGON, BENGUET) – Two more bodies have been recovered as of press time by Philex Mining rescuers from beneath the soil and debris of the landslide born from Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) that swept through Northern Luzon last September 15.
This brings to approximately 62 the number of victims recovered so far from Level 070 of Barangay Ucab, Itogon town, Benguet Province.
The Philex rescue team has been working long hours each day in ensuring the speedy recovery of landslide victims believed to be small-scale miners or their relatives.
“Our rescuers are first to arrive at Ground Zero at daybreak and last to leave before or at nightfall,” according to Eduardo Aratas, Legal Division Head at Philex Padcal mine.
“They get to work even before the other rescue teams arrive,” Aratas said.
Earlier, Philex Mining constructed a pioneer access road from the Itogon Provincial Highway to Ground Zero of the incident for the easy and speedy movement of people and equipment involved in the rescue effort.
Asked as to how long the whole rescue operation will take, Aratas said that it depends.
“The estimate here is that it would take around two weeks for the digging to be completed. But the Philex team will continue rescue efforts for as long as it takes.”
The Philex Rescue Team has had a long history of volunteer search-and-rescue and search-and-recovery operations, from the Baguio earthquake in 1990 to the Bohol earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. 30
(MANILA, PHILIPPINES) – Philex Mining Corporation, one of the oldest and largest gold and copper producers in Southeast Asia and a leader in right and principled mining in the country, recently garnered top honors under the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) for 2017, making it one of the top Philippine publicly-listed companies (PLCs) overall. On hand to receive the award in ceremonies held at the Tower Club in Makati was Danny Yu (3rd from right), Philex Senior Vice-President for Finance, Chief Finance Officer, and Chief Corporate Governance Officer, together with Atty. Salvador Paolo Panelo Jr. (leftmost), Philex Assistant Corporate Secretary, and members of the Philex Corporate Finance team. The ACGS is an instrument for the assessment and ranking of PLCs in 6 participating ASEAN countries. In the Philippines the assessment of PLCs under the ACGS is conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) as the domestic ranking body (DRB) duly appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Philex Mining garnered a score range of 100 and above, the only mining company to have done so. 30
(MANILA, PHILIPPINES) – Philex Mining Corporation, one of the oldest and largest gold and copper producers in Southeast Asia and a leader in right and principled mining in the country, recently won in the 16th Philippine Quill Awards for its 2016 Sustainability Report entitled “Enriching Resources, Driving Progress”. This is not the first time that the company has won in this annual award set by the International Association for Business Communicators Philippines (IABC Philippines) as recognition for achieving the highest global standard in business communications practices. Receiving the award for Philex at ceremonies held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City were: (L-R) Geraldine Ateo-an, Division Manager for Internal Audit; Roy P. Mangali, Assistant Vice-President and Assistant Resident Manager, Padcal Mine; and Marie Aurora Dolipas, Community Relations Manager, Padcal Mine. 30
TUBA, Benguet – TOP GRADS: Three Grade VI students of the Philex Mines Elementary School (PMES) awarded with High Honors—Rhainiel Mae Malnag, Ashley Mae Novelozo, Esther Asaph Yaos—pose with their respective parents during a photo-op joined in by Roy Mangali, AVP at Philex Mining Corp. and assistant resident manager of Padcal mine, the company’s gold-and-copper operations in Benguet, and Padcal’s Community Relations Manager Aurora Dolipas, after the school’s “Moving Up Ceremony” for their 2018 graduates, at the PMES grounds at this town’s Brgy. Camp 3, on Wednesday, June 6. A total of 193 students finished their primary studies this year at PMES, which is subsidized by Philex Mining. On Monday, June 4, PMES also held graduation ceremonies for its 163 pupils in kindergarten, while it conducted recognition ceremonies on June 5 for its outstanding pupils from Grades 1 to V.