The annual Mine Safety Field Competition was conducted on November 22, 2019 at the Melvin Jones Football Grounds, Baguio City. It is an annual event that showcases the abilities of personnel from different mining companies on how to deal with their assigned tasks with highest concern for safety and health.

Activities in the Mine Safety Field Competition include the First Aid Competition, Fire Extinguishing Competition, Hand Mucking, Tug-of-Peace, and Fire Brigade Competition.

The winners of the different field competitions for 2019 are the following:

First Aid Competition

Company Rank
Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp. Champion
Apex Mining Co., Inc. – Masara Operation 1st Runner-up
Apo Land and Quarry Corporation 2nd Runner-up

Fire Extinguishing Competion

Company Rank
Carmen Copper Corporation Champion
Apex Mining Co., Inc. – Masara Operation 1st Runner-up
Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. 2nd Runner-up

Hand Mucking Competition

Company Rank
Philex Mining Corp. – Padcal Champion
Apex Mining Co., Inc. – Paracale Operation 1st Runner-up
Philex Mining Corp. – Poro 2nd Runner-up

Machine Drilling Competion

Company Rank
Apex Mining Co., Inc. – Masara Operation Champion
Philex Mining Corp. – Padcal 1st Runner-up
Philex Mining Corp. – Poro 2nd Runner-up

Tug-of-Peace

Company Rank
Itogon-Suyoc Resources Inc. Champion
Apex Mining Co., Inc. – Masara Operation Runner-up

Winners of the different competitions were awarded with plaques and medals by Dr. Walter W. Brown, PMSEA President; Engr. Louie R. Sarmiento, PMSEA Board Director; Engr. Jeremias L. Dolino, PMSEA Board Director and Mine Safety Competition Committee Chairman; and Engr. Rodolfo L. Velasco, Jr., MSESDD Chief of MGB CO.


by: Engr. Philippe Michael T. Granada         |      21 February 2020