6th PMGCI Golf for a Cause set
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.