Lutopan

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Lutopan, officially known as DAS or Don Andres Soriano (from the name of the founder of the copper mines), is a hilly and well-populated barangay consisting of 21 sitios in Toledo City and is about 44 km from Cebu City, Philippines. In the 1960s through 1980s the place saw progress mainly through the [[1]]Atlas Mining (ACMDC) operations, which closed down in 1991. It had a hospital facility comparable to those of Cebu City in terms of quality. It also has a La Salle-supervised private school (now Andres Soriano Memorial College) that used to be subsidized by the company. Although the shutting down of mining operations in early 1990s greatly affected the place, it continues to be one of the most populated areas of Toledo. Skilled workers from the mine have found ways to find other jobs, many of them working overseas. At present, rehabilitation is ongoing for the planned reopening of the mining company, whose largest single stockholder at present is Alakor Securities.

A number of national musical talents come from Lutopan, such as Anna Fegi and Jimmy Marquez.


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