TUBA, Benguet – BRINGING HOME THE BACON: Joel Ochoco (middle, with eyeglasses, back row), safety surface supervisor at Padcal mine’s Safety/Loss Control Dept., poses for a souvenir photo, on Wednesday, June 20, with Philex Mining Corp.’s delegates, whom he coached, to the Regional Fire Olympics 2018, in the Abra capital of Bangued, where they win three major awards—Fire Extinguishment, Combination of Busted Hose and Up-the-Ladder, and Rescue-and-Transfer Relay—in the Industrial Category. Also in photo are Philex Mining’s Brett Dales Maslang (2nd, R) and Elaine Thea Lumibao (to Maslang’s right), winners of the Mr. & Ms. Regional Fire Olympics 2018, Industrial Category, held Tuesday, June 19, at the Abra Sports Complex (ASC), in Bangued, about 210 kilometers from this town. Last year, Philex Mining’s Jenalyn Rodas (4th, R), a mechanical engineer at the company’s Mill Div., in Padcal, won the Miss National Fire Olympics crown after two nights (March 23 – 24) of a grueling competition held in Metro Manila’s Quezon City. This year’s Philex Mining delegates represented the Industrial Category – Benguet to the three-day CAR Regional Fire Olympics 2018, where they competed against the other teams from Abra, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, and Apayao. The event was hosted by the BFP-Abra and held at the ASC.