6th PMGCI Golf for a Cause set

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PHILEX Mines Golf Club, Inc. (PMGCI) will be con­duct­ing the 6th Golf for a Cause at the Baguio Golf and Coun­try Club fair­way on No­vem­ber 20.

The golf tour­na­ment is aimed to raise funds to sus­tain the es­tab­lished schol­ar­ship pro­gram for min­ing en­gi­neer­ing that was started sev­eral years ago.

The 6th edi­tion of the fund rais­ing event will be done in the same year of the 60th found­ing an­niver­sary of Philex Min­ing Corp.’s Pad­cal Mine in Tuba, Benguet that was es­tab­lished some­time in 1958.

PMGCI is com­posed of em­ploy­ees of the Pad­cal Mine of Philex Min­ing Cor­po­ra­tion in the min­ing rich prov­ince of Benguet who are golf en­thu­si­asts them­selves.

PHILEX’s Pres­i­dent and CEO, Engr. Euls Austin, a sin­gle-digit hand­i­cap player, led the group to­gether with then Pad­cal Mine’s Res­i­dent Man­ager, Engr. Libby Ri­cafort. It was dur­ing one of the group’s fel­low­ship ses­sion af­ter a good round of golf when the idea to make a mean­ing­ful rea­son for the group

to con­tinue play­ing the costly sport while en­joy­ing it.

The group went to en­vi­sion to es­tab­lish a col­lege schol­ar­ship pro­gram for de­serv­ing chil­dren of the min­ers-em­ploy­ees of the Pad­cal Mine. And the 1st Golf for a Cause was born dur­ing on the oc­ca­sion of the 50th year an­niver­sary of op­er­a­tion of PHILEX’s Pad­cal Mine.

Aside from Philex Min­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, the 6th PMGCI golf for Cause will be done in part­ner­ship with the Baguio Golf and Coun­try Club, Delta Earth­mov­ing Inc., Epiroc Philip­pines Inc., Gendiesel Philip­pines Inc., Hi­cor Man­u­fac­tur­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, Manila Elec­tric Com­pany, Metro Pa­cific In­vest­ments Cor­po­ra­tion and Prince Ace Cor­po­ra­tion, among oth­ers.

PMGCI was of­fi­cially regis­tered with the Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion (SEC) on Septem­ber 9, 2013 prior to its reg­is­tra­tion with the Bureau of In­ter­nal Rev­enue (BIR).

Among the main in­cor­po­ra­tors of the group in­clude Libby Ri­cafort, Noel Tan, Louie Le­ganzo, Ceasar Ro­mualdo and Ed­uardo Aratas.

The group takes pride in hav­ing 11 grad­u­ates, all of them li­censed with the last four join­ing the suc­cess­ful ex­am­i­nees in the 2018 min­ing li­cen­sure ex­am­i­na­tion, net­ting the club a 100 per­cent bat­ting av­er­age at the na­tional ex­am­i­na­tion in a 7-year stretch. Like the first seven min­ing engi­neers, this year’s newly li­censed engi­neers hoped to land a slot in the em­ployee ros­ter of PHILEX’s Pad­cal Mine.

PMGCI of­fi­cials as­sured this year’s golf for a cause will be a fun-filled event for the golf en­thu­si­asts, spon­sors and most es­pe­cially the schol­ars who will ben­e­fit from the stag­ing of the said event right in the heart of the coun­try’s undis­puted Sum­mer Cap­i­tal and in one of the pre­mier golf cour­ses in the city.

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