Geograce was incorporated as La Suerte Gold Mining Corporation in 1970 as a mining company. In 1995, it became an investment holding company and was renamed Global Equities, Inc. As a holding company, it invested in and/or managed companies engaged in the manufacture of absorbent cotton, personal care products and in the provision of specialised corporate facilities for end-users.
On September 14, 2006 and October 27, 2006, the Company’s Board of Directors and stockholders, respectively, approved the change in the Company’s business to engage in exploration, exploitation and development of the Philippine’s mineral resources. On November 21, 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the amended articles of incorporation of the Company, including the change in the Company’s corporate name to Geograce Resources Philippines, Inc.
To achieve the shift in its primary purpose to a mining company, Geograce has acquired the exclusive rights to explore, develop and operate mining tenements throughout the Philippines for a variety of mineral deposits. Geograce has to date negotiated for exclusive access and acquisition rights over nearly 240,000 hectares of claims in nickel, gold, copper and chromite.
On June 24, 2008 the company became the first Philippine partner of Vale, the world's second largest mining company, after Geograce and Vale signed an agreement to jointly explore for gold and copper in Masbate island. This represents a major step forward in Geograce's vision of becoming the preferred local partner of international mining firms interested in the Philippines, and the company continues to consider opportunities to work with major strategic and financial investors over its other tenements.
Board of directors, management team and executive officers
CHI HO CO
Director/Chairman of the Board
Chi Ho Tan Co, 40 years old , Filipino, is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University and was elected Director of the Company on 20 December 2013. He is currently the Vice President of Cavite Apparel Corporation; Vice President of Subic Bay Apparel Corporation, President of Hightower, Inc., Chairman of Glomedic Philippines, Inc.; Chairman of Banquets in Style, Inc., Treasurer of Julia Realty & Development Corp., Treasurer of Edgeport Porperties, Inc. Director of AsiaBest Group International, Inc, Chairman of Fasttrack Realty & Development, Inc., Director of Nihao Mineral Resources Int’l Inc., Director and President of Lodestar Investments Holdings Corporation and President of CAC Motors Corp.
JOSE FRANCISCO E. MIRANDA
Director/President/Member Audit Committee/Member Nomination Committee/Member Risk Management Committee, Filipino
Mr. Miranda, 36 years old, holds a Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Director and Treasurer of Lodestar Investment Holdings Corporation , Director of Asiabest Group International, Inc., President of Nihao Mineral Resources, Int’l Inc., Group Head – Sales and 7 Marketing of Webcast Technologies, Inc. in 2007 and Business Development Manager of Koldstor Centre Philippines, Inc. from 2005 to 2007.
FLORENTINO M. HERRERA III
Atty. Herrera, 61 years old, a member of the Philippine Bar, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Cum Laude, Salutatorian) from the University of the Philippines. He is a Senior Partner of Herrera Teehankee & Cabrera Law Offices. He is a Senior Partner of Herrera Teehankee & Cabrera Law Offices. He is presently the Director/President of Amica Corporation, Arpeggio International Resources Company, Inc., Filsyn Corporation, SRTC Development Corporation and Trans-Pacific Oriental Holding Co., Inc.; Director/Chairman/President of Andora Holdings, Inc., Bellagio Properties, Inc., Bellcore Holdings Corporation, Bellendorf Peak Resources, Inc., Certosa Resources, Inc., Econolink Investments, Inc., Fontana Resources Corporation, Genshare Holdings Corporation, Hunter Valley Resources, Inc, Ipioneer Properties, Inc., Maseena Resources Corporation, Medlinks Resources, Inc., Med Visions Resources, Inc., Pomona Properties, Inc., Pergamon Resources Corporation, Seabright Resources, Inc., and Websphere Resources, Inc.; Director/Corporate Secretary of LR Publications Inc.; Director/Treasurer of Armada Capital, Inc., Corsair Resources, Inc., EFM Inc., Fontalloro Resources, Inc., Long Trail Holdings, Inc., Marilag Corporation, Marquise Resources, Inc., Mountains Links Corporation and North Point Resources; Director of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Civil Aeronautics Board, E. Zobel, Inc., FMF Development, Indigo Distribution Corp., Mantrade Development Corporation, MCE Investments Ltd., Melrra Realty, Inc., Metropolitan Insurance Company, Premier Wine and Spirits, Inc. and United Overseas Bank, Phils., Corporate Secretary of Aeropartners, Inc, Airport Specialists’ Services Corporation, Contex Corporation, Clement Textile International Corporation, Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Inc., Medtecs International Corporation Ltd., Medtex Corporation and STI Education Services Group, Inc. and Treasurer of Corsair Resources, Inc.
RAYMOND T. KOA
Director/Member Compensation Committee,Filipino
Mr. Koa, 59 years old, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Philippine School of Business Administration. From 1984 to the present, he has served as Vice President-General Manager of Mercury Multi-Sales Corp.
DELFIN S. CASTRO, JR.
Director/Treasurer/Compliance Officer/Member Audit Committee/Member Compensation Committee/Chairman Risk Management Committee/Member Governance Committee, Filipino
Mr. Castro, 48 years old, holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. He is currently the Treasurer of the Peak Condominium Corporation, Director and Corporate Secretary of SunPlaza Development Corp., Director of Conservatory Shaw Plaza Inc , Director and Treasurer of Nihao Mineral Resources Int’l Inc. Director of AsiaBest Group International, Inc. , Director of Abeilles Asset Inc . Currently Director and Chairman of Dizon Copper Silver Mines Inc. From June 2000 to April 2001, he was the Global Portfolio Manager for Private Equities at United Resources Asset Management, Inc. He was formerly the Engagement Director of Palo Alto Consultants Asia, Inc, and a Senior Assistant Vice-President at Asiatrust Bank.
FLORENCIO T. MALLARE
Independent Director/Chairman Audit Committee/Chairman Compensation Committee/Member Governance Committee, Filipino
Mr. Mallare, 80 years old, is a graduate of the Far Eastern University (Ll.B.) He is the Chairman of A & E Industrial Corp., Fil-Fibers Mfg., Inc. and Phil-Data Networking Corp.; President of World News Publication Corp., Phil-Proc Imp & Exp., Inc. and New Era Travel & Tours. From 1994 to 1996 and from 2002 to 2005, Mr. Mallare was a director of First Metro Investment Corp and from April 2005 up to the present, Mr. Mallare serves as a consultant of First Metro Investment Corp.
MANUEL G. ONG
Independent Director/Chairman Nomination Committee/Chairman Governance Committee
Manuel G. Ong , 55 years old , was elected Independent Director, and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committees of the Company on 20 December 2013. He is currently the Vice President and Technical Director of Industrial Welding Corporation. Independent Director of Nihao Mineral Resources International , Inc.
ARSENIO C. CABRERA
Corporate Secretary, Corporate Information Officer/Member Nomination Committee, Filipino
Atty. Cabrera, 53 years old, a member of the Philippine Bar, holds a Bachelor of Laws (Second Honors) and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Management from the Ateneo de Manila University. Mr. Cabrera is a Senior Partner of Herrera Teehankee & Cabrera Law Offices. He is currently the General Counsel of STI Education Services Group, Inc., Corporate Secretary of GEOGRACE Resources Philippines, Inc., NiHAO Mineral Resources International, Inc., JTH Davies Inc., PHILPLANS First, Inc., Philhealthcare, Inc., Banclife Insurance Co. Inc., Philippine First Insurance Co., Inc., Calatagan Bay Realty, Inc., Canlubang Golf and Country Club, Inc., DLS-STI Colleges, Inc., DLS-STI Megaclinic, Inc. Foundation for Filipinos, Inc., Gurango Software Corporation, Lorenzo Shipping Corporation, People’s Shrine Foundation, Inc. Renaissance Condominium Corporation, Sonak Holdings, Inc., Trend Developers, Inc., Villa Development Corporation and WVC Development Corporation.
AMOR ROSELLE S. HERRERA
Assistant Corporate Secretary, Filipino
Atty. Herrera, 38 years old, a member of the Philippine Bar, holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School (Salutatorian). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the Philippines (Magna Cum Laude). Atty. Herrera is currently a Senior Associate at Herrera Teehankee and Cabrera Law Offices. She was formerly connected with SyCip Salazar Hernandez and Gatmaitan Law Offices from 2001 to 2003. Atty. Herrera is currently the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Philplans First, Inc., De Los Santos-STI Megaclinic, Inc., Lasik Surgery, Inc., Gurango Software Corporation, Geogen Corporation and Total Consolidated Asset Management, Inc.