TMC expands scholarship grant

Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) continues its endeavor in supporting education as it extended its scholarship grant beyond the municipality of Claver.

A total of 64 Grade 11 scholars, accompanied by their parents, from Claver’s two neighbouring municipalities Gigaquit and Bacuag signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with TMC under its Mining Technology and Geosciences Research–Full Academic Scholarship last July 20, 2016.

The new scholarship grant has been offered by TMC in support to the Senior High School program of the government.

This is on top of the College Scholarship being given by the company under the same program to indigent but deserving residents of Claver and neighbouring communities.

The MOA signing was graced by no less than Engr. Aloysius C. Diaz, TMC Resident Mine Manager.

In a short speech during the signing ceremony, Diaz encouraged the scholars to pursue their dreams and to never disappoint their parents.

“Strive harder to finish school because education is the only treasure that your parents and company can give to you,” said Diaz.

Engr. Robert T. Francisco, TMC-MEPEO Manager highlighted the role of scholars and their parents in providing right information on how the company operates and what it does for the environment and the communities.

“Your role is very important in informing the public and the community on how the company preserves our environment,” Francisco told the scholars and their parents.

According to TMC, the scholars were screened based on the guidelines provided by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) under the said program.

The scholars are currently enrolled in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Mining Technology specialization in St. Paul University–Surigao.

TMC and SPUS have long been partners in developing and producing responsible graduates.

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