Surigao del Norte hails TMC, NAC

In recognition of their contribution to the development of the province of Surigao del Norte, Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) and Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) were awarded by the provincial government.

The Plaque of Distinction was awarded to TMC and NAC during the province’s 115th Foundation Anniversary Celebration with the theme, “Surigaonon--Mapagarbohon Sa Probinsya Na Mauswagon” at the Provincial Convention Center, Capitol Road, Surigao City last May 15.

The plaque was personally awarded to TMC Resident Mine Manager Aloysius C. Diaz by Provincial Governor Sol F. Matugas and Vice Governor Carlos Egay Jr. along with and in behalf of, other elected officials, leaders and sectoral representatives.

Located in the north-eastern tip of Mindanao, the province of Surigao del Norte is dubbed as the gateway to Mindanao and is blessed with various natural and mineral resources.

It is also one of the fastest growing provinces in terms of economy in the Caraga region.

While Caraga was among the poorest regions in the country years 2006 and 2009, Based on data from the National Anti-Poverty Commission, poverty incidence among households in the region declined to 35.3 percent in the first semester of 2015 from 43.3 percent in the same period in 2006.

Being one of the big economic drivers in the province, TMC has been a partner of the province in community development.

In terms of employment, TMC currently employs at least 90 percent of its workforce from the province.

It also allocates five percent of its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) for the province’s Health, Education, Agriculture and Aquaculture, Livelihood (HEALS), Socio-cultural and Spiritual Program.

Annually, it allocates budget for the provision of school bags containing hygiene kits to kindergarten and elementary schools within the province.

It also donated a building for the Provincial Community Training Center in Bad-as, Surigao del Norte.

For this year, TMC donated 4,167 Reference for Emergency and Disaster (RED) books, 5,936 school bags and 13,592 heath kits.

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