MAKATI CITY — MENRE Bangsamoro Director General Atty. Badr E. Salendab paid courtesy visit to Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company in Makati City on 28 July 2022 to explore partnership with the mining industry sector in terms of technology transfer on sustainable and responsible mining practices, implementation of corporate social responsibility, and progressive rehabilitation/reforestation in the mined out areas.

As a gesture of strong commitment to support the BARMM, the Company, led by Chairman Felipe U. Yap and President Bryan U. Yap, would be grateful to host the MENRE Executive Committee to an onsite visit to their operation in Northern Luzon for benchmarking. Lepanto has been in existence for 85 years already.

The visit is timely as the Ministry, through the Mines and Geosciences Services led by Director Raphael L. Remo, has just commenced the crafting of the Bangsamoro Mining Code. Said measure will set standard regulations for mining operation in the Autonomous Region to ensure sustainable development.

Atty. Salendab was accompanied by Forest Management Services Director Abdul-Jalil S. Umngan, while Chairman Yap and President Yap were joined by Sr. Vice President Ramon Diokno, VP Ma. Lourdes B. Tuason, VP Atty. Pablo T. Ayson, Jr., VP Atty. Odette Javier, and their staff.