Philex Mining Corporation. one of the oldest and largest gold and copper producers in Southeast Asia, recently held “Yamang Mag-aaral: A Gathering of Philex Scholars” at the Meralco Lighthouse to give recognition to its current crop of scholars and to acknowledge its program partnership with three distinguished universities, namely: Saint Luis University (SLU) in Baguio; University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman; and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in Pasig. On Hand for the occasion were Philex Chairman Manuel V.  Pangilinan (center); Philex President and CEO Eulalio B, Austin Jr. (6th from right); and Philex SVP for Public and Regulatory Affairs Atty. Michael T. Toledo (2nd from left). Receiving the token of recognition and appreciation for UA&P Scholars under their MA in Education program. The Philex Scholarship Program is not just a project under its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) as mandated by law, but has always been in the company’s DNA as a major component of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).