2008 Outstanding Geologist Awardee


Mr. Ciceron A. Angeles Jr. was awarded Outstanding Geologist for 2008 by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on June 20, 2008 at the Manila Hotel. Mr. Angeles was among the forty recipients of the Outstanding Professional of the Year by PRC, the government agency tasked in regulating and licensing Philippine professionals. The awarding ceremony was held together with the Philippine Association of Professional Regulatory Board Members, Inc. during the 35th PRC Founding Anniversary and Professional Regulation Week in conjunction with Foundation for Outstanding Professionals, Inc. and the Philippine Federation of Professional Associations, Inc.

Mr. Angeles was awarded Professional Geologist for 2008 for his professional competence of the highest degree, holding managerial positions in major Australian mining companies for more than 13 years, contributing to the exploration and discovery of metallic deposits in 10 countries within the Asia-Pacific Region and Geology 2008 Awardsthe discovery of gold deposits in Indonesia and the Philippines; for his admirable display of academic excellence in the field of Geology, having obtained his Masters Degree in Applied Science in Mineral Exploration from the University of New South Wales, Australia, a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Chartered Professional in Geology; for his worthy contribution to the profession as life member of the Geological Society of the Philippines, Geological Society of Malaysia, and member of the Society of Economic Geologists, USA; and for unselfishly sharing his knowledge and expertise by authoring and co-authoring several technical publications

Mr. Angeles, in January 2007, co-presented the paper entitled “Impact of the Filipino Geoscientists in the Minerals Industry” at the Pinoy Geo Goes Global Symposium sponsored by Invenis Orbis, Inc., the incorporated vehicle of the University of the Philippines (UP) Iuvenis Orbis Geological Fraternity, at the National Institute of Geosciences at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. He highlighted that 264 or about 25% of the total 800-1000 Filipino geoscientists are working in the minerals industry in 2007. At least 69 from their ranks have contributed in 40 copper-gold discoveries worldwide since 1980, 12 in the Philippines and 36 overseas. These 40 discoveries comprise an estimated global mineral resource of about 69 million tonnes of copper metal and 3,447 tonnes of gold for a total value of abut US$ 469 billion.