The Role Of Women In The Environmental Management And Community Development Of Philex-Padcal Mine, Benguet Province, Luzon Island, Philippines

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Redempta P. Baluda*

Philex Mining Corporation, P.O. Box 46, Baguio City Philippines, 2600




Padcal Mine is Philex Mining Corporation's copper-gold mine located in the Province of Benguet, Luzon Island, Philippines. The mine has been in continuous operation for forty-seven (48) years. The remaining life of the mine is only 5 years assuming no new ore discovery is made. As early as 1998, Philex has been planning its mine transition or closure plan with the objective of formulating and preparing a comprehensive mine rehabilitation and area transition plan pursuant to the law and as part of the company's corporate social responsibility.


Through participatory approach, the various social development and management programs of the company aim to strengthen the harmonious relationship between the company and residents of the neighboring communities affected directly and indirectly by the mining operations at the same time empower the people, women in particular, to make them self-reliant even when the mine ceases operation.


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