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Over two million households have been covered by Caraga region mining companies by providing relief efforts as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the region.

According to a statement last July 13, 2020, the Caraga Region Chamber of Mines Inc. explained the region’s large-scale mining sector has spent a total of over PHP364 million as of July 8, 2020 for COVID-19 assistance to families and local government units there.

In another statement, this time from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office 13 (MGB-RO 13), the aforementioned assistance come in the form of food packs, livelihood kits, vegetable garden kits, ambulance and other transportation, disinfectants, personal protective equipment for frontliners, as well as other support services to the host and neighboring communities.

They add, “The Mines and Geosciences Bureau together with the Mining Industry is in unity with the Filipino people on the performance of tasks pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,”.

MGB records reveal the Cagdianao Mining Corporation in the Dinagat Islands province has set aside PHP1.5 million specifically for COVID-related assistance from its Corporate Social Responsibility. This is aside from the PHP4.5 million allocation from the company’s Social Development and Management Program budget.

Mining companies in Caraga successfully surpassed the 1,183,887 (families) target beneficiaries from the realigned SDMP funds.

 

To read the full article from the Philippine News Agency, kindly click here: Mining firms aid 1.2 million families in Caraga amid pandemic

 

 

By: Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division