PHILEX Mining Corporation, one of the oldest and largest gold and copper producers in Southeast Asia, recently donated P16- million to jumpstart the construction of the new Itogon Agricultural National High School in Itogon, Benguet Province.

During the groundbreaking ceremonies, from left: Philex Senior Vice- President and Padcal Resident Manager, Engr. Manuel Agcaoili, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan, Itogon Vice- Mayor Adriano Carantes Jr., Mines and Geosciences Bureau – Cordillera Autonomous Region ( MGBCAR) Regional Director Faye Apil, Department of Education – Cordillera Autonomous Region ( DepEd- CAR) Regional Director Beatriz Torno; Benguet Schools Division Superintendent Federico Martin; Philex President and CEO Engr. Eulalio Austin Jr.; Itogon Municipal Engineer Charlie Gayasco; Ampucao, Itogon, Barangay Captain Eddie Amuasen; Itogon SB Member Johnny Galutan; and MGB- CAR Mine Safety and Environment Division Chief Engr. Felizardo Gacad.