MICT honors health and safety champions

Christian L. Lozano, MICT chief operating officer, delivers the event opening remark.


The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Department spearheaded the celebration of the World Day for Health and Safety at Work by recognizing individuals and teams for their exceptional safety performance in 2022.

The Container Freight Station (CFS) team was conferred the Most Improved Safety Performance Award for significantly improving their safety performance from the previous year. The Engineering Department, on the other hand, was recognized with the Active Participation Award for providing valuable inputs for the development of HSE policies and procedures, consistently attending HSE committee meetings, implementing HSE campaigns, and initiating continuous improvement initiatives.

Meanwhile, three departments – Security, MICT Human Resources, and Global Public Relations – were given the Above and Beyond Award for staunchly supporting the continuously improving HSE performance of the terminal.

The MICT Civil Works team was honored with Contractor Collaborator Award for their implementation of activities that promote better engagement, communication and coordination with contractors, with the goal of ensuring safe completion of work activities.

Prime Metro BMD Corp. and Athamus Construction Inc. were each given the Committed Contractor Award for strongly supporting MICT’s HSE goals by keeping their workers safe, completing their projects and work activities safely and efficiently, effectively adapting to new challenges, and ensuring compliance with HSE guidelines and policies.

The High Performance Award was conferred to the Operations Department, who exceeded their HSE targets for the year.

Annabelle Reyes of Global Procurement, Darwin Castillo of Operations, Mark Dugos of PMO, Mateo Lagman of RTGO, Jean Emmanuel Rimando of Claims, Ramon Calingo of QCO, and Rick Emerson Quiambao of ITSS each received the Safety Idol Award as leaders who have gone above and beyond their regular duties by setting a good example in emphasizing the importance of workplace safety.

Safety Idol awardees (from left:) Annabelle Reyes, Darwin Castillo, Jean Emmanuel Rimando, Ramong Calingo, Mark Dugos, Mateo Lagman, and Rick Emerson Quiambao.
Other individual awards included the Captain Safety Award, which was presented to Ariel Inosanto of Anchorage, and Arthur Valdez, Erwin Carreon, Gerardo Valles, Leo Singueo and Wilma Mantilla of Operations; Hazard Buster Award, which was conferred on Isidro Sison of General Services and Maricar Bagtas of Facilities Maintenance; and the Visible Felt Leader Award, which went to Christine Airoso of MICT Human Resources and Santiago Fuentes III of Operations.

Phillip Marsham (fifth from left), MICT global director, with Captain Safety awardees (from left) Erwin Carreon, Ariel Inosanto, Wilma Mantilla, Arthur Valdez, Gerardo Valles, and Leo Singueo.

(From left) Isidro Sison and Maricar Bagtas, Hazard Buster awardees; and Christine Airoso, Visibile Leader awardee

MICT’s World Day for Health and Safety at Work celebration culminated with a safety talk focusing on hand injury prevention by Edmundo Trazo, Global HSSE director, and an online wellness seminar about fatigue management and mental wellness.

Safety talk by Edmundo Trazo, Global HSSE director