PGMC keen to serve communities even during coronavirus pandemic
In fact, PGMC provided P6.65 million in assistance to its partner communities through its #PGMCCares Corporate Responsibility Program as part of its overall #MineResponsibility. The towns of Cagdianao and Hayanggabon in Surigao del Norte were given P4.97-M and P1.683-M worth of relief goods and health essentials, respectively. These included rice, canned goods, noodles, as well as facemasks, alcohol, thermal scanners, PPEs, and disinfectants to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. PGMC also gave assistance to the non-mining barangays of Claver, amounting to P1.27-M, while their Food Security Project provided aid to all 12 Barangays in Claver and selected municipalities in SDN (Sison, Gigaquit, Surigao City, Tubod, Mainit, San Francisco/Anao-aon and Socorro), benefitting a total of 3,332 families.
“Thanks, PGMC for donating testing kits for the provincial hospital of Surigao del Norte. This is a big boost to help the province combat COVID-19 and to ensure there would be minimal to no local transmission," said Dr. Crismar Mocorro of the Surigao del Norte provincial Hospital. The company's P31-M COVID assistance program includes P18-M from SDMP, P4-M from CSR, and P9-M from EPEP, while P12-M or 32% of their total COVID assistance is for their Food Security Program, lauded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as "one of a kind."