LIVELIHOOD--Philex empowers people
We help in equipping people in the communities with skills and knowledge in socio-economic and entrepreneurship for self-reliance and help in transforming them as partners for the progress and development of their communities through implementation of different livelihood programs and enterprise development.
Appropriate technology to process local agricultural products is also being taught in the communities. Other simple income-generating projects like honey bee keeping, mushroom production, and loom weaving also benefit the communities.
As a preparation for mine decommissioning, entrepreneurial skills and business opportunities are undertaken at the company•s Community-Based Business Technology Centers (CBTC). This program includes meat processing, production of livestock, aquaculture and and coffee production.
The program aims to make Philex employees, their families and neighboring communities economically reliant and self-governing.
The Silangan exploration project implements a livestock dispersal program, vegetable farming, and backyard gardening and practical skills trainings, such as carpentry, masonry, and plumbing.
SMMCI shows support in community endeavors through the livestock development, a part of the
natural farming project under the H.E.L.P. (health, education, livelihood and public infrastructure)
program of the Community Relations of SMMCI. Primary beneficiary is the KASANAG people's
organization based in Brgy. San Isidro