The Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) – Caraga Chapter held its Annual General Assembly on August 29, 2015 at the Copper Room of Hotel Tavern in Surigao City. The Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) – Caraga Chapter held its Annual General Assembly on August 29, 2015 at the Copper Room of Hotel Tavern in Surigao City.
The assembly started at 6:00 P.M. with an invocation and the singing of the national anthem. Engr. Ador J. Patiño delivered the welcome remarks on behalf of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau ROXIII Mine Management Division Officer-In-Charge, Engr. Daniel S. Belderol. On the same note, MGB ROVIII Regional Director Alilo C. Ensomo, Jr. motivated everyone with his inspirational message. He also acknowledged the presence of the new mining engineers from St. Paul University-Surigao and Caraga State University with pride and appreciation. The PSEM National President, Engr. Felizardo A. Gacad, delivered a message and gave an update on the current undertakings of the society.
Engr. Abedee C. Zerda, the Chapter Secretary, made a roll call to check on the attendance of the present members while Engr. Charlo R. Basadre presented the chapter’s membership figures. At present, the society comprises 138 members ― 123 regular members and 15 associate members. In the same way, PSEM – Caraga Chapter’s financial status was presented.
To conclude the program, Engr. Artemio E. Valeroso delivered the closing remarks. The election of the new set of PSEM – Caraga Chapter Officers was conducted after the program. Dir. Alilo C. Ensomo, Jr. presented the new set of PSEM – Caraga Chapter Officers for CY 2015-2017 as follows:
President : Engr. Charlo R. Basadre
Vice President : Engr. Artemio E. Valeroso
Secretary : Engr. Verlin Marie M. Baldapan
Treasurer : Engr. Marlyn C. Bremon
Auditor : Engr. Francis Glenn N. Suante
Board of Directors : Engr. Noli N. Arreza
Engr. Ador J. Patiño
Engr. Rebecca A. Santiago
Engr. Renan Y. Cuadrillero
Engr. Joel B. Reyes
Engr. Abedee C. Zerda
The assembly culminated in a fellowship dinner. The said activity was aimed at strengthening the ties among the PSEM – Caraga Chapter members in order to inspire them to constantly work for the minerals industry in the spirit of accountability and service.