Taganito Mining Corporation

The Taganito mine site is located in barangays Hayanggabon, Urbiztondo, Taganito and Cagdianao, municipality of Claver, province of Surigao del Norte. Its area of operations is within the Surigao Mineral Reservation. TMC exports saprolite and limonite ore, and provides limonite ore and non-mining services to the adjacent Taganito HPAL plant of THPAL.

A large part of the municipal land of Claver is identified as a Mining Reservation because of its mineral deposits, though farming and fishing are also sources of livelihood for the residents. There are several river systems in the area that feed into the Kinalablaban Bay and it is the 6.1 Km Taganito River that TMC has officially adopted for protection and sustainability measures in cooperation with the local government unit and agencies. The mining area is a government mineral reservation with MPSA No. 266-2008-XIII-SMR. It is not located in, nor is it adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value.

In pursuit of development, TMC partners with its four host barangays -- Hayanggabon, Urbiztondo, Taganito and Cagdianao -- and is a responsible neighbour to ten other non-mining barangays of the municipality. The area is part of the ancestral domain of the Mamanwas, one of the oldest tribes in the Philippines. The organizations of the Mamanwas, which is registered and recognized by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) – Asosasyon sa Madazaw na Panagkaisa ng mga Tribong Mamanwasa Taganitoug Urbiztondo (Ampantrimtu) is supported by TMC.


  • Titanium Achievement Award (2007, 2016)
  • Best Mining Forest, Metallic Category (2016)
  • BIR Billionaire's Club Award (2014)
  • Best Mining Forest - 1st Runner Up (2014)
  • Platinum Achievement Award (1999,2006,2009)
  • PMIEA (2003,2004,2008)
  • Best Mining Forest - 3rd Runner Up (2004)