Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya—FCF Minerals Corporation has joined national and local government efforts in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province.
Ian Moller, FCF Minerals Corp. Manager for Sustainability, said they have tapped their unutilized funds for their Social Development and Management Programs (SDMP) in support of the national government’s Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
“This is in response to the advice of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for mining companies to use our remaining funds from our SDMP to support the affected impact and non-impact communities due to the COVID-19,” he said.
Moller said that with the MGB directive and coordination with the provincial, municipal and barangay local government units of Nueva Vizcaya, they were able to provide food packs, medicines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to those in need.
The company initially donated 2,500 face masks and 25 gallons of alcohol to the provincial government,
20 pieces of Tyvek suits and goggles to the Municipal Health Office of Quezon town and 50 sacks of rice to the Quezon local government unit, he added.
“We will further purchase more PPEs which will be distributed to government agencies mandated to battle the coronavirus disease in the province,” Moller said.