Mr. Michael T. Toledo
Atty. Michael ” Mike” Toledo is the Chief Operating Officer of Silangan Mindanao Mining Company Inc. (SMMCI), a 2 billion dollar copper and gold project in Surigao Del Norte and was the Senior Vice President for Public and Regulatory Affairs of Philex Mining Corp. He is also the head for Government and Public Affairs of the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and head of the MVP Group Media Bureau, involved in telecoms, media, power, water, infrastructure, hospitals, agriculture and natural resources development.
He was the President and CEO of the Manila office of Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s largest and leading full-service public relations firm with offices in every major business and government capital. Mike served as Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesperson during the Administration of former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada. Mike was also the campaign spokesman and Media Bureau director of former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, who ran for president in 2010.
Mike was a corporate, litigation, labor, intellectual property, and criminal lawyer. He started his legal career at the prestigious Angara, Concepcion, Cruz, Regala and Abello law offices (ACCRA Law). He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines. He earned his Master of Laws in Public International Law at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science through a scholarship grant from the British Government. He was accepted at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1993.
Atty. Toledo writes a regular column in The Philippine Star and is also a Host of One News Channel’s “Titans” on Cignal TV.
Mr. Gerard H. Brimo
Mr. Brimo is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nickel Asia Corp and its subsidiary companies and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee. He is an Independent Director of Security Bank Corporation, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and an Independent Director of Commonwealth Foods Inc. Prior to his career in mining, he worked for Citibank for a period of eight years and was the Vice President in the bank’s Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong before joining Philex Mining Corporation as Vice President-Finance. Mr. Brimo served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Philex Mining Corporation from 1994 until his retirement in December 2003.
He served as President of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines from 1993 to 1995, and as Chairman from 1995 to 2003. He was again elected Chairman in 2017 up to December 2021, and is currently Vice Chairman.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College, USA and his Master of Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management.
Ms. Gloria L. Tan-Climaco +
Gloria Tan Climaco was a CPA Board Topnotcher and was chairman of SGV & Co. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Filminera Resources Corporation and Chairman of Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corporation.
Ms. Climaco served in the Cabinet of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as Presidential Adviser for Strategic Projects then as non-Cabinet Presidential Consultant for Strategic Projects until 2010.
She served as Vice Chairman of San Carlos Bioenery Inc, and Board member of companies in the mining, manufacturing , financial , construction and real estate industries.
Ms. Climaco obtained her MBA from Northwestern University, JL Kellogg School of Management at Evanston, Illinois USA.
+ Passed away, March 7, 2022
Mr. Ronald S. Recidoro
A true product of mining, RON RECIDORO was born and grew up in a mine camp in the mountains of Marinduque where his father worked as a mining engineer. There, he saw how mining was able to transform the community by creating opportunities for education, commerce, and social development; transforming and creating valuable human capital.
After passing the bar in 1998, Ron found his calling in litigation. First, as a member of the Manalo Puno Jocson & Placido Law Offices, and later as Legal Manager of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, one of the oldest and largest gold mining companies in the Philippines.
He joined the Chamber of Mines in 2011 as Vice President for Legal and Policy, thereby coming full circle: where he once was the beneficiary of mining, he now seeks to give back to the industry by promoting responsible mining and advocating for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable growth in the countryside.
Mr. Rocky G. Dimaculangan
Vice President for Communications & National Coordinator for Towards Sustainable Mining
Mr. Dimaculangan has over three decades of experience in Corporate Communications and Public Relations. He was connected with three of Asia’s most admired companies: San Miguel Corporation, Jollibee Foods Corporation, and Ayala Land, Inc. — multinational Filipino firms and market leaders in food and beverage manufacturing, food service, and real estate development, respectively. He has moved around the mining industry, with stints as Director for Public Affairs of TVI Resource Development Philippines, and then as Vice President for Communications of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, of Intex Resources Philippines, Inc., and of Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation. In 2018, he returned to the Chamber of Mines.
He attended the Management Development Program, with honors, of the Asian Institute of Management and is a recipient of “The Outstanding Business Administration Graduate” award from the University of Santo Tomas.
Mr. Gaspar R. Andres
Mr. Ramon T. Diokno
Mr. Ramon T. Diokno is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co., since April 2008 when he rejoined the company. He is also the CFO for Lepanto Investment & Development Corp. (LIDC), Diamond Drilling Corp. of the Phils. (DDCP) and Diamant Manufacturing & Trading Corp (DMTC).
Mr. Diokno is a member of the Board of Directors of Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc., having served in this capacity since March 2009.
Mr. Diokno holds a Masters of Science in Management degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from De La Salle University.