The Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) has virtually honored their picks for the 2020 Outstanding Professionals, and this year’s honorees include a “responsible miner” – Engr. Jose Bermudez Anievas, the pride of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC).
PRC, the government agency tasks to enforce the laws regulating various professions in the country, deliberates yearly to select exemplary individuals who have displayed competency to the highest degree in their chosen profession.
Joebby or JBA, as he is known in the mining industry, was chosen as the “2020 Outstanding Professional of the Year in the Field of Mining Engineering” – the highest award by the Commission given to a professional as recommended by peers for demonstrating competence in the highest degree and integrity in the exercise of his profession.
Serving the mining industry for 45 years, Anievas brings pride to NAC where he started as Resident Mine Manager for Taganito Mining, a NAC subsidiary, and moving up to become the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Also, to all the companies he served in his long career including Philex Mining, where he started as Safety Officer and Underground Mining Engineer and where he had written a manuscript on the standard procedure on technical writing and reporting, a document later adopted as a recommended reading in a mining school.
Anievas also worked at Carrascal Nickel Corporation where he first developed organizations of young professionals in the field of exploration and mining with strong emphasis on environmental protection and responsible and sustainable mining.
“Our actions are the foundation of our character that frame our mind as a leader,” says “JBA.”