February 26, 2012

Mining firm opts to adopt Ifugao Rice Terraces

Didipio Project of Oceana Gold
February 24, 2012 11:31pm

OceanaGold Phils. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Melbourne, Australia-based OceanaGold Corp., urged other mining firms to adopt national heritage sites as part of their corporate social responsibility.
“We think that mining companies should not only mind the needs of the communities they are operating in, but also national heritage sites within the areas of their operations,” Jose Leviste, Jr., chairman of the mining firm, said in an interview Friday.

Leviste said OceanaGold is adopting the Ifugao Rice Terraces because it is near its area of operation.
“We talking here of giving the necessary resources for the rehabilitation of the terraces. We’ll be dipping from our own corporate social funds,” he said.

He added that other mining firms should ‘find a way’ to support the national sites near them.
“I suppose that Palawan mining companies will also find ways to support the underground river and other mining companies that have heritage sites in their areas, as well,” the OceanaGold Phils. chairman said. — RRD/ELR, GMA News

Source: GMA News except image.

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