Intex cited for Mindoro reforestation
Officials of government regulatory agencies and the mining industry have recognized the reforestation efforts of Intex Resources Philippines, Inc. in the provinces of Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro.  Now in the feasibility stage for its Mindoro Nickel Project, Intex was adjudged 1st runner up in the Mining Forest Contest of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The awarding of winners for the contest was held recently in Baguio City during the Annual Mine Safety and Environment Conference under the auspices of the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association and with the support of the DENR and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau. “This award is solid proof of our resolve to support our host provinces in their efforts to protect and preserve the environment for the present and future generations of Mindoreños,” Leo CletoGamolo, Intex president, says.  “We achieved this recognition even as we haven’t even began mining yet.
But we could not have done it without the support of our partners, the civil society groups and Mangyan indigenous people in the municipalities of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro and Victoria, Oriental Mindoro.  We share this recognition with them.” Through its Livelihood Enhancement through Agro-Forestry (LEAF) initiative, Intex has produced nearly 470,000 seedlings and has either distributed or planted over 135,000 seedlings in more than 288 hectares of land in the provinces of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro – with a high 90% survival rate for planted seedlings. Nearly 50,000 seedlings planted in 98 hectares of land under LEAF are credited to the National Greening Program of President Benigno S.  Aquino III. Intex has spent – from 2008 up to June this year – over P140 million for environmental protection and management initiatives for its Mindoro Nickel Project.
Intex   officials   display   the   Best   Mining   Forest   Contest   first   runner-up   trophy   with Mangyan   tribal   and   people’s   organization   leaders   whose   constituents   are   among the   company’s   partners   in   the   LEAF   program.      From   left,   Martin   Regis,   officer   of Intex’s   Community   Relations   and   Development   Office   (CReDO);   Norman   Bueza, vice   chair   of   the   Kabilugan   ng   Mangyan,   Inc.;   Ramil   Baldo,   chairman   of   SADAKI Mangyan    organization;    Sven    Monrad    Jensen,    Intex    executive    vice    president; Mannix    Rabulan,    CReDO    field    officer;    Andy    Pestaño,    CReDO    manager;    Rocky Dimaculangan,   Intex   vice   president;      Danny   Martinez,   ALAS-KA   chairman;   Gilbert Buenaventura, Intex consultant; and Pedro Paqueo, CReDO officer.
Intex Resources Philippines Inc. 2014