Dinapigue Mining Corporation joins ‘bayanihan’ efforts vs. COVID 19
The Dinapigue Mining Corporation (DMC), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) based in Dinapigue, Isabela provided relief assistance to four of its stakeholder communities through its realigned 2019 Annual Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).
The company realigned a total of Php 2,676,906 from its unspent SDMP funds from the previous year to purchase rice, canned goods, and medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontliners and impact barangays despite challenges in transporting goods due to travel restrictions as a result of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
DMC distributed 235 sacks of rice among 788 households in barangays Dimaluade, Bucal Norte, Bucal Sur, and Dibulo.
Moreover, DMC also provided relief goods and medicine worth Php 56,000 from its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for the indigenous peoples of Dinapigue.
This is pursuant to the directives of Mines and Geosciences Bureau authorizing all regional offices to allow mining companies to realign their unutilized 2019 SDMP funds in support of their host and neighboring communities amid the ECQ implemented across the country. – Darien Mitchel Bas
FCF Minerals supports ‘Bayanihan to heal as one Act’
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- In support to the Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as Bayanihan to heal as one Act, FCF Minerals Corporation Gold- Molybdenum Project in Runruno, Nueva Vizcaya initiated coordination with provincial, municipal, and barangay local government units in Nueva Vizcaya to extend coronavirus assistance through distribution of food packs, medicines, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
This is in line to the memorandum of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to use unutilized funds of the Social Development and Management Programs (SDMPs) of the mining companies to support affected impact and non-impact communities due to COVID-19.
The company was able to donate 2, 500 masks and 25 gallons of alcohol to the province of Nueva Vizcaya while Quezon Municipality Health Office received 20 pieces Tyvek suits and goggles. The company also distributed 50 sacks of rice to the local government of Quezon.
Further, FCF Minerals will purchase more PPEs which will be distributed to government agencies mandated to battle the coronavirus disease.
OceanaGold gears up ‘bayanihan’ through relief efforts
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- In support of the fight against the threat of the coronavirus disease, OceanaGold Philippines Incorporated in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya has been actively helping out communities during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon despite the ongoing restraint of its operation since July 2019.
The company has been in constant coordination with various local government units of its host community, Didipio, and of its 10 neighboring communities within the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino during this nationwide crisis.
OceanaGold’s relief efforts include distribution of food packs, medicines, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the residents of the 11 barangay beneficiaries of its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).
A total of 4, 083 households or an estimated 16, 000 individuals who are mostly members of the Indigenous People (IP) benefited from the relief assistance of the company.
Medical health professionals in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino likewise received 400 pieces of 3M FFP2 face masks (N95 equivalent) and other PPEs from the company.
OceanaGold allocated Php1.9 Million worth of assistance that was taken from the unutilized 2019 SDMP of their respective barangays while 2.7 Million from their re-aligned funds under the Information, Education, and Communication (IEC)/ Development of Mining Technology and Geosciences (DMTG) activities.
This is pursuant to the memorandum of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) last 27 March 2020 to use the unutilized funds of the Social Development and Management Programs (SDMPs) of the mining companies to support affected impact and non-impact communities due to COVID-19.
FCF Minerals distributes sacks of rice to residents of Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- FCF Minerals Corporation’s gold-molybdenum project in Brgy. Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya ensures its commitment to the residents by helping them overcome the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease crisis.
Host communities of FCF Minerals Corp. received Php 1.5 Million worth of rice assistance from the realigned Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) budget of the company.
FCF Minerals distributed sacks of rice to at least 4,000 households to its host communities in the Municipality of Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya and in Brgy. Tadji in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya.
Further, Thirty-three frontliners from Brgy. Papaya in Kasibu also received grocery items from the company.
This is pursuant to the memorandum of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau authorizing all regional offices to allow mining companies to realign their total unspent 2019 SDMP budget to help the affected impact and non-impact communities due to COVID-19.
Didipio Mine extends help to fight coronavirus disease
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- OceanaGold’s Didipio Gold and Copper project in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya had taken immediate actions in line with the efforts of the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Despite the restraint of OceanaGold’s operation since July 2019, the company extended assistance to its various stakeholders within the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.
OceanaGold donated 100 pieces of 3M FFP2 masks (N95 equivalent) to Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Health Office, Quirino Province Medical Center, Municipal Health Office, and Barangays of Kasibu.
Further, the company likewise gave 100 pieces FFP2 masks (N95 equivalent), 50 pieces goggles, 75 pieces cover-alls, 10 pieces bed mats, and 10 boxes of nitrile disposal gloves to Region 2 Trauma Medical Center (VRH) in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya last 28 March 2020.
OGPI has already implemented its COVID-19 assistance to its host barangay Didipio, neighboring communities, and other stakeholders in the provinces of Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya through distribution of food packs, medicines, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).