Mining firm OceanaGold Philippines (OGPI), in support to the government’s National Greening Program, planted its one millionth tree within the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Central Office’s compound in Quezon City last November 29.

OGPI Country Director Bradley Norman said that OGPI cares for the environment, while contributing to the economy through employment of around 18,000 employees and providing various livelihood programs.

OCPI has also created OceanaGold Sustainable Agroforestry Inc. in 2014 which is responsible for planting some 180,000 trees.

“We are also planning to expand tree planting events in Region 2 and other areas,” said OGPI Chairperson Jose P. Leviste, Jr.

Aside from the MGB, said event was supported by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Forest Management Bureau (FMB), UP Mining Engineering Society, UP Geology Majors Society and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.

OGPI bagged five awards during the recent 63rd Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference held in Baguio City, which included the prestigious Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award in the Surface Mining Operation Category.

By: Mineral Economics, Information and Publications Division

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Bitaog Tree (CalophyllumInophyllum Linn) being planted by (L-R) MGB Assistant Director Atty. Danilo U. Uykieng, Ms. Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, FMB Director Ricardo L. Calderon, OGPI Country Manager Bradley Norman and OGPI Chairperson Jose P. Leviste, Jr. during the MGB’s 118th Founding Anniversary Celebration.

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Members of the UP Mining Engineering Society and UP Geology Majors Society with OceanaGold officers, MGB Assistant Atty. Director Danilo U. Uykieng, Ms. Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, and FMB Director Ricardo L. Calderon.

 

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