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MMDC is first runner-up at Caraga Safety Competition

October 14,2019


Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) remains steadfast in its commitment to the safety, health and welfare of its mining personnel.

Finishing first runner-up in the Safety Competition during the 5th Caraga Mining Symposium in Surigao City, MMDC scored its first victory beating 11 other teams that represented other mining companies and contractors.   

The First Aid Competition was conducted on the first day of the mining symposium. There were two scenarios for First Aid and Emergency Response. The first scenario involved a medical trauma with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation demo while the second was a First Aid carry procedure relay.

This year’s first safety competition victory is a memorable “first” for MMDC.  Resident Mine Manager Lito Mortella explains, “we are proud of our team. At Marcventures we prioritize safety and security. We maintain safe and healthy working conditions, we have regular safety trainings, follow standard procedures, and apply technically proven and economically feasible environmental protection measures to safeguard the lives and health of all our employees and adjoining communities. We are happy we finished first-runner-up, next time our boys will win first prize, ” he said.

With the theme “Mining Industry: A catalyst for Economically Sustainable and Environmentally Resilient Communities”, the objective of two-day event aims was to intensify public awareness on the positive contributions of Caraga mining industry in terms of establishing sustainable and resilient communities that can withstand the present and future economic and environmental challenges.

The event was made possible through the cooperation and partnership of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 13, Chamber of Mines Caraga Region, Inc. (CMCRI), Philippine Society of Mining Engineers, Caraga Mine Safety and Health Council, Caraga Mine Environment Management Council, and Community Relations and Education Development Officers Organization.

Activities like fire drill, rescue and transfer relay and several discussions on responsible mining were conducted during the two-day symposium. Representatives from the local government, academe, non-government organizations, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, and mining companies operating within the region attended the event.

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