(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