RTNMC strengthens ties with responsible mining ambassadors

A one-day Thanksgiving gathering was held by Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) for the scholars of its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), the ambassadors of responsible mining.

Through its Community Relations Department (CRD). the event was held in at the Community Relations (ComRel) Information Center in Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan.

RTNMC community relations manager Bong Dela Rosa underscored that the gathering aims to boosts the morale and confidence of the scholars and to strengthen the relationship between the community organizers and responsible mining ambassadors.

“We regularly conduct such gathering to keep the bond and kinship stronger as we face another year of challenges and opportunities ahead, especially for our scholars,” said Dela Rosa.

The Thanksgiving also included mentoring and counseling given by Venice Guian, the community relations SDMP supervisor, on how to pursue and maintain scholarship privileges.

“The scholarship is not everyone’s right, it is a privilege that needs most attention and value. The scholars really need to step up to cope with the in-demand changes and challenges the modern world would be producing,” said Guian.

Jonaly Lagrada, one of the college scholars taking up a business course, said that they are fortunate to be chosen as scholars, accepting their challenges and important roles in the community as ambassadors of goodwill.

“We are happy and at the same time, we are challenged as scholar of RTN. Alam namin na malaki ang responsibilidad na naka-atang sa amin upang ipalaganap sa aming kakayanan ang mensahe ng responsableng pagmimina dito sa Bataraza,” said Lagrada.

She also added that it is high time to add friends and Facebook friends as they meet more people.

“Ang Thanksgiving na ito ay pagkakataon din upang magkakilanlan ang bawat isa at masundan pa ang aming mga bonding bilang mga scholars ng RTN. Makakabuo ng pagkakaibigan at pagkakapatiran,” she added.

Rio Tuba Nickel has been holding stakeholders’ fora to uplift responsible awareness on the issues and events emanating from their communities.

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