Just imagine 12,000 school bags that were distributed to all barangays of a town—and imagine the pleasant surprise of students and teachers in this fast-progressing town where the biggest and most responsible mining firm operates. The town is Aroroy in the province of Masbate, where the Masbate Gold Project operates.
One day, all of 12,000 school bags were distributed for grade school pupils in 17 barangays of Aroroy, Masbate, in time for the academic year this June. MGP has been manufacturing these bags for the past five years as part of its program for education in its host barangays. Funding education projects in Aroroy has been part of the social development and management project of the MGP, composed of two companies: Filminera Resources Corp. and the Phil Gold Processing & Refining Corp.
Part of the funds goes to scholarship programs that cover for the tuition of select students, some of whom have already graduated. Among its graduates decided to return to Aroroy as a payback gesture to become elementary and high school teachers.
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