Working in tandem, a mining and a gold processing firm recently capped their P21.8 million Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) activities for the year with a special treat for families affected by Typhoons “Rolly” and “Ulysses.”
Filiminera Resources Corp. (Filminera) and PhilGold Processing and Refining Corp. (PhilGold) came to the aid of close to 2,000 residents (or around 400 families) in San Pablo Baracay, Albay, especially for 47 families whose homes were completely damaged by the storms.
More than one fourth of these families belong to the indigenous people in the island.
Just before the close of year 2020, Filminera and PhilGold workers distributed food packs for a media noche meal, relief goods, and one bag of high-quality rice and kitchen ware worth close to a million pesos as its first phase of donations.
The second phase of donations are set to be released to schools in San Pablo and another community, in partnership with Global Medic.
Since the start of this year, Filminera and PhilGold have donated financial assistance to communities, frontliners, and government agencies, drawn from their CSR and SDMP funds.
This is aside from their P5.2 million donation that helped rebuild damaged houses and distribute relief goods following the 6.6-magnitude earthquake in Masbate.
The two firms, which operate the Masbate Gold Project in Aroroy, Masbate, have helped develop the town.
Filminera holds the mining tenements, surface rights and the mineral production sharing agreement (MPSA), while PhilGold holds a mineral processing permit, and owns as well as operates the processing plant.
The former 4th class town has been reclassified as a first-class municipality since the two firms commenced mining development in 2007.