Mining companies conduct relief operations from their SDMP funds

To help cushion the economic impact brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) allowed industry permit holders to re-align funds for the Social Development Management Program (SDMP) required of them and use the funds to assist host and neighboring communities covered by their permit in their most urgent needs in this health crisis.

MGB issued a memorandum on March 27, 2020 entitled “Realignment of the Social Development and Management Program’s Unutilized Funds to Support Affected Impact and Non-Impact Communities due to COVID-19.”

In Capiz, Blue Chip Builders Incorporated, a mineral processing operator, donated 100 sacks of rice to households who have low income in Brgy. Dinginan, Roxas City last April 1, 2020.

Targeting 2,069 households, the company aims to lessen the economic impact of the Enhanced Community Quarantine imposed by the government to stop the transmission of coronavirus that caused a pandemic by helping them meet their basic need for food.

Other permit holders in the mining, sand, and gravel, quarry and mineral processing business realigned their SDMP funds and submitted to MGB a program that would help more communities. (MGB-6)
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