OceanaGold acquired the Didipio Project located ~270 kilometres in Luzon Island, northern Philippines through the merger with Climax Mining in November 2006. Construction recommenced in June 2011 and commerical production declared as at April 1, 2013.
The Didipio FTAA-001 straddles a mountainous region between the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino in Northern Luzon ~270km north of Manila. Approximately 30 gold-copper prospects are known within the FTAA which have had varying levels of exploration over past years.
The company abides by the rules and regulations of the Labour Code as well as those set by Government Regulatory Agencies in the Philippines. Preference is given to local community members for employment opportunities at the project.