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HMC distributes rice worth P 1.4M to Tagana-an

Hinatuan Mining Corp. (HMC) donated P1.45M worth of rice to the Municipality of Tagana-an.

The donation is for the families in the Municipality of Tagana-an affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to CoVID-19. It was turned over to the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) last April 16, 2020.

A total of 5,000 packs of rice were delivered to Tagana-an and were repacked into five kilos per pack at the Municipal Gymnasium before they were distributed to various barangays of Tagana-an.

Tagana-an is composed of 14 barangays, five of which are island barangays. The distribution of rice packs from HMC for the 14 barangays was done by the MLGU

Rice distribution started with barangays in land: Barangays Aurora, Azucena, Banban, Himamaug, Laurel, Lower Libas, Sampaguita, Union and Upper Libas.

To help in facilitating rice distribution, HMC rented a banca to haul rice packs for the five island barangays that include Cawilan, Fabio, Opong, Patiño and Talavera.

To avoid mass gathering and lesser contacts, the MLGU of Tagana-an instructed residents of the 14 barangays in coordination with their barangay captains to put chairs outside their homes where the packs of rice would be placed.

Every barangay and resident followed the protocol and rice distribution was conducted with as little contact as possible and without much delay.

The Municipality of Tagana-an was thankful for the support given by HMC during the time of the pandemic to its residents.

Aside from rice, HMC also provided medical supplies such as thermal scanners, alcohols, gloves, face masks and face shields to the front liners.

At least 200 rapid test kits were also donated and turned over by HMC to the Municipality of Tagana-an.

HMC also turned over 500 sacks of rice worth P1.4M to the Province of Surigao del Norte in support to "Hatud Hinabang Gikan sa Kapitolyo" program.

HMC is a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation, the Philippines’ largest producer of lateritic nickel ore, and one of the largest in the world.

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