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Palawan-based mining companies extend assistance to their host and neighboring communities during the second week of the implementation of the order to realign unutilized Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is pursuant to the March 27 Memorandum and the April 1 guidelines issued by the  Mines and Geosciences Bureau authorizing all regional offices to allow mining companies to realign their total unspent budget for 2019 which was carried over to 2020 Annual SDMP to aid the affected impact and non-impact communities in their respective localities during the enhanced community quarantine period.

With a total budget utilization of PhP34.593-M as of April 15, the SDMPs of Berong Nickel Corporation, Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation, Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation, and Unichamp Mineral Philippines Inc. benefited a total of 71, 229 households and 316 frontliners in the province.

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Distribution of relief goods Palawan

Distribution of relief goods to impact and non-impact barangays, and mine-wide disinfection misting conducted by Coral Bay Nickel Corporation, Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation, and Unichamp Mineral Philippines Inc. in Bataraza, Palawan.