Dinapigue Mining offers relief assistance to communities

The Dinapigue Mining Corporation (DMC) has provided relief assistance to four of its stakeholder communities in the province amid the threat of COVID 19 pandemic.

The company, a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) based in coastal Isabela, realigned a total of P2,676,906 from its unspent 2019 Annual Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) to give assistance to the communities.

The amount was spent to purchase rice, canned goods, and medical supplies and PPE for frontliners and impacted barangays.

Despite challenges in transporting goods due to travel restrictions as a result of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), DMC was able to distribute 259 sacks of rice among 788 households in Barangays Dimaluade, Bucal Norte, Bucal Sur, and Dibulo.

Apart from rice, the company also distributed blue marlin fish, chicken meat, and live pigs. In giving back to the community through service, the company’s DMTG and DHNC scholars assisted in the packing of relief goods.

Likewise, DMC spent P56,000 from its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to purchase assorted relief goods and medicine for the indigenous peoples of Dinapigue.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) issued directives to all mining companies on March 27 and April 1 allowing them to realign their unutilized 2019 SDMP funds to support their host and neighboring communities amid the ECQ implemented across the country.

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