Residents of barangay Taganito in Claver, Surigao del Norte are now enjoying clean drinking water.

Residents of barangay Taganito in Claver, Surigao del Norte are now enjoying clean drinking water.

This was made possible with the turn-over of a new and upgraded water refilling station sponsored by Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) as part of its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).

The project was received by Taganito Concern Peoples Consumers’ Cooperative (TaCPeCCo), a 60-member cooperative organized by TMC comprised of residents of the local barangay.

The support for the group started way back in 2012 when it was just newly organized until the project was received in 2017. Major equipment as well as the facility were upgraded through the funding from TMC.

Roger E. Parpan, TaCPeCCo President thanked TMC for its continuous support to the cooperative.

“In behalf of the members and BODs of TaCPeCCo, I would like to thank everyone who labored to organize this cooperative. To TMC and the ComRel staff, thank you very much for the undying support since the beginning,” he said.

Parpan said that it took them years for this project to realize as they faced many problems and issues, but through their unity and the support of TMC, the project pushed through.

“We are the only water refilling station in the municipality which is a cooperative that aims to provide quality drinking water not just in our barangay but the entire Claver. By the grace of our Almighty Father, we will strive hard that this project given by TMC will not be in vain and that it will of great help to our community,” he added.

Barangay Kagawad Lino P. Gijapon expressed hope that the cooperative and the local government unit will continue to support TMC, which funded the project.

“We, the barangay council, are greatly thankful to the company for their continual support to our common goal of developing our barangay,” he said.

Ramon E. Erazo, TaCPeCCo BOD, also expressed his gratitude to the members and officials for their hard work, cooperation, dedication and sincerity to develop and organize the cooperative.

“We are very thankful to the support of TMC as we saw that they are supportive not just to their workers but to the community as well. Let us thank TMC which helped this project materialize and benefit not just Taganito but the entire Claver, said Erazo.

TMC is a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation, the Philippines’ largest producer of nickel ore. Part of its thrusts is to uplift its host communities one way of which is by supporting livelihood projects and peoples organizations.

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