BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Mining is slowly losing its image as a male-dominated industry as three more lady mining engineers, who are scholars of a mining firm based here, passed the August 2018 licensure examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission.
Engineers Geneva Muhyang, Princess Doniego, and Angelica Tayaban, all scholars of OceanaGold’s Didipio mining operations, passed the recent PRC exams, Manila Standard reported.
Muhyang and Doniego were grantees of the Development of Mining Technology and Geosciences program, while Tabayan is a dependent of company driver Johnny Tayaban which entitled her to a scholarship.
“With the Company’s help and assistance, I was able to finish my higher education and closer to making my goals a reality,” Muhyang said.
A resident of Quirino province, Muhyang graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman campus early this year.
Doniego is from Nueva Vizcaya, while Tayaban is from Ifugao. Both are graduates of Saint Louis University in Baguio City.
The three engineers also finished their On-The-Job training at OceanaGold’s facility in Didipio.
Scholars of the company are always prioritized in terms of internship programs and even employment after graduation, the firm said in a statement.
According to the new engineers, the benefits they received were not limited to financial assistance, but also include values imparted to them by OceanaGold, which served as their guiding principles in materializing their dreams.
So far, OceanaGold has produced 144 graduates since 2007 through its wide range of scholarship program, 50 of them are PRC license-holders.
Aside from mining-related courses, aspiring scholars can also acquire financial assistance to support their studies in any field of their interest.