Cimatu lauds RTNMC for best practice award

NAC CEO Gerard Brimo presents the AMA Best in Mineral Mining Plaque and trophy won by Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation to DENR Sec Roy Cimatu. They are flanked left to right by NAC executives: VP for operations Augusto Villaluna, COO Jose Anievas and RTN Resident Mine Manager Philippines.

Officials of Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation/NAC and OceanaGold presented to DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu on Tuesday the awards they won in Myanmar recently as Best in ASEAN Minerals Mining and Processing, respectively.

They were accompanied by the members of the executive committee of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines.

In acknowledgment, Cimatu remarked that “the best evidence that we do responsible mining in the Philippines are these trophies before me.”

Chamber of Mines chairman Gerard Brimo, also NAC CEO, used the opportunity to inform Sec Cimatu that the Chamber member-companies will sign a “Baguio Accord” committing to the challenges posed by the Secretary during his speech at the 64th Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association celebration in Baguio last month.

Likewise, the Chamber informed Cimatu that its members will adopt the Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) program of the Mining Association of Canada during a signing ceremony to be held on December 19, with the Secretary himself as witness.

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