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FCF Minerals Corp joins 68th ANMSEC in Baguio City
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FCF Minerals Corp joins 68th ANMSEC in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY—FCF Minerals Corporation actively participated in various activities during the 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) on November 15-18, 2022. Employees from Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) department attended the Mineral Industry Symposium in cooperation with the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) and the 5th Philippine Mineral Exploration Association (PMEA) Forum together with other employees from HR, Mining and Commercial. On the last day, Ronald Wayan, Safety Officer and Emergency Response Team Captain showcased his skill in fire extinguishing during the firefighting competition. Meanwhile, FCF employees also joined the parade headed by the President and CEO, Darren Bowden and General Manager for Operations Lorne Harvey. L...
Scholarship for medical students pushed
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Scholarship for medical students pushed

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (November 24)—To help poor but deserving students to take up expensive medical courses, a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) here has proposed a localized version of the Republic Act 11509, also known as "Doktor Para sa Bayan Act." Board Member Elma Pinao-an Lejao said this will address the demand for medical doctors in the province by extending financial help to deserving students in the pursuit of their education and training in health and medicine. She said the proposed ordinance establishing the "Medical Scholarship and Return Service Program for Deserving Students" shall also be known as the "Nueva Vizcaya Doktor Para sa Mamamayan Ordinance." Lejao noted that during the past six years of being a member of SP and duri...
NVizcaya govt scholarship program produces more graduates
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NVizcaya govt scholarship program produces more graduates

It all started with five scholars each from the 15 municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya in 2018 and came up with 69 successful college graduates this year under the Nueva Vizcaya Sagut Scholarship Program which now draws 300 scholars each year taking up various courses at the Nueva Vizcaya State University. According to Governor Carlos Padilla (middle in orange shirt), the scholarship was conceived with the purpose to help poor but deserving students, particularly children of solo parents, displaced overseas Filipino workers rebel returnees, persons with disabilities and orphaned, among others. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (November 24)—A LOCAL government-initiated scholarship program that started in 2018 is gaining ground with a total of 69 successful...
Didipio Mine best overall in safest-mining ops
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Didipio Mine best overall in safest-mining ops

WINNERS ALL OceanaGold (Philippines) Inc. president and lawyer Joan Adaci-Cattiling (second from left) receives the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award for safest mining operation for the Didipio Mine as the overall winner. Also shown are Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association president Louie Sarmiento (left); OceanaGold Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Sharpe (third from left); and Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAGUIO CITY (November 21)—The Didipio Mine bagged three Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA) during the recently concluded 68th Annual National Mines Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio City. The Didipio Mine was the ...
FCF conferred with 3 prestigious PMIEA awards
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FCF conferred with 3 prestigious PMIEA awards

FCF Minerals Corp. president and chief executive officer Darren Patrick Bowden (second from right) and FCF general manager for operations Lorne Harvey (right) accepted their Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award awards during the recently concluded 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference at CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center in Baguio City. third runner-up in the Best Mining Forest Contest-Metallic Category, and runner-up in the Safest Surface Mine Operations-Surface Mine Category. Also in the photo are PMSEA President Louie Sarmiento (left), and DENR Assistant Secretary Nonita Caguioa (second from left) for Finance, Information and Mining Concerns. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (November 19)—A mining firm based in ...
Nueva Vizcaya LGU has over P2-B budget approved
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Nueva Vizcaya LGU has over P2-B budget approved

Vice Governor Jose Gambito thanks fellow legislators and the provincial local government unit (PLGU) staff of Nueva Vizcaya for the quick approval of PLGU's 2023 Local Expenditure Program. According to Gambito, this is a result of the good camaraderie among legislators belonging to different political parties. PIA PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (November 17)—The more than P2 billion local expenditure program (LEP) of the provincial government here was approved for the year 2023 after a weeklong deliberation. Vice Gov. Jose Gambito said this was the fastest-ever approval of the budget in the province on Monday, November 14. "This was truly a historic accomplishment of the provincial local government for having deliberated the LEP in just a matter of a few ...
Basic handloom weaving conducted for Runruno Mine community weavers
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Basic handloom weaving conducted for Runruno Mine community weavers

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Central Office conducted a five-day basic handloom weaving training for the six members of the Abel RIPO, an offshoot of the Runruno Indigenous Peoples’ Organization along with the 11 prospective new weavers, mostly middle-aged women and some male youth in Barangay Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya on October 24-28, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (November 2)—A five-day basic handloom weaving training was held recently in Barangay (village) Runruno here to upgrade weavers' technology knowledge and skills last week. The activity was led by the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST)- Central ...
FCF Minerals is nominee in 68th ANMSEC awards
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FCF Minerals is nominee in 68th ANMSEC awards

Joey Nelson Ayson (left), Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) Selection Committee member, joins other members of the national team in Quezon town in Nueva Vizcaya for the validation of FCF Minerals Corporation's nomination in the PMIEA, Mining Forest Program (MFP) and Safest Surface Mines Awards. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya: The British FCF Minerals Corporation has been nominated for the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA), Mining Forest Program (MFP) and Safest Surface Mines Awards, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 2. Regional Director Mario Ancheta of MGB Region 2 said a national validation team from the MGB central office visited on October 13-14, 2022 the mining firm in ...
FCF, DTI to hold handloom weaving training
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FCF, DTI to hold handloom weaving training

The Department of Trade and Industry in Nueva Vizcaya conducts an inspection of an upright loom machine in Kasibu town on September 27, 2022, for possible use by Abel Ripo, a business group formed composed of the members of an indigenous group in Runruno village, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya, during their practicum in the upcoming Basic Handloom Weaving Technology Training on October 24-28, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (October 11)—In preparation for this month’s training in weaving, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Nueva Vizcaya conducted an inspection of upright loom machine in Kasibu town for use by an indigenous group of loom weavers. The DTI team said they are looking at the possibility of using the said upright loom machine by Ab...
FCF holds mining forum for STEM students in Runruno
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FCF holds mining forum for STEM students in Runruno

FCF Minerals Corporation holds its third Quarterly Advocacy Event through a Responsible Mining Forum for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM strand students of the Runruno National High School (RNHS) in Barangay Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya on September 30, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (October 1)—To make the youth understand more of the mining industry, the London-based FCF Minerals Corporation has sponsored a forum for students of the Runruno National High School (RNHS) on September 30. Led by the Community Relations Office (CRO) - Information, Education and Communication (IEC) section of FCF Minerals, the Responsible Mining Forum was attended by 124 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand ...