Jesalyn Abonates-Guingguing: “For me, mining is a social transformer, environmental enhancer, and a life changer. Women like me, who are eager to overcome risks, find ways, face challenges, and transform obstacles to become the way, can be attracted to mining.”

International Women in Mining Profile: Jesalyn Abonates-Guingguing Jesalyn Abonates-Guingguing is the Tenement and Environment Manager of Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI), a nickel mine in the Philippines, and a registered Environmental Planner. Combining passion and purpose, and driven by her advocacy of environmental stewardship, she became a Director of the Board of the Philippine Institute of […]

Women of Dinagat coastal village take the driver’s seat

The women drivers pose during a training break. In a remote coastal village in Dinagat province, a group of mothers is breaking out of the mold. Determined to improve their lives, the women are taking the driver’s seat, literally. “I never imagined myself driving cars to make a living. Seeing vehicles climbing steep hills and […]