The Dinapigue Mining Corporation (DMC), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) based in Dinapigue, Isabela provided relief assistance to four of its stakeholder communities through its realigned 2019 Annual Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).
The company realigned a total of P2,676,906 from its unspent SDMP funds from the previous year to purchase rice, canned goods, and medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontliners and impact barangays despite challenges in transporting goods due to travel restrictions as a result of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
DMC distributed 235 sacks of rice among 788 households in barangays Dimaluade, Bucal Norte, Bucal Sur, and Dibulo.
Moreover, DMC also provided relief goods and medicine worth Php 56,000 from its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for the indigenous peoples of Dinapigue.
This is pursuant to the directives of Mines and Geosciences Bureau authorizing all regional offices to allow mining companies to realign their unutilized 2019 SDMP funds in support of their host and neighboring communities amid the ECQ implemented across the country.