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Members of the Team during their visit to Benguet Corporation.

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Members of the team at the exit conference with personnel of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation.

MICC Fact Finding Team Visits Mining Companies in Benguet

Members of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) visited two mining companies in the province of Benguet on the second week of March this year.  The fact-finding team composed of Dr. Gem B. Castillo – Resource and Environmental Economics; Dr. Enrique L. Tolentino, Jr. – Environment; Engr. Nestor Encinas – Mining (Technical); Dr. Nestor Castro – Anthropologist; and Atty. John Ray Libiran –Legal aimed to conduct a science-based review of the mining companies in the province.

The MICC Technical Review team visited Benguet Corporation in Itogon and Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company in Mankayan.  They were assisted by Engrs. Sydney Lalwet and Virginia Briones of the Mine Safety Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) of MGB-CAR during their visit.