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Thursday, June 25, 2020


Mining firm donates disinfectants, medical supplies to PMO Surigao

By Nole C. Nusog

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, June 25 (PIA) -- The Port Management Office (PMO) of Surigao got itself a much-valued partner in the fight against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) when it received gallons of disinfectants and other medical supplies from Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC).

More than a dozen gallons of 70% isopropyl alcohol, ten boxes of ascorbic acid oral supplement (with 60 capsules per box) and a barrel containing 40 kilograms of industrial-grade Calcium Hypochlorite powder for foot baths were provided by HMC for the benefit of port users in the Port of Surigao and other ports under PMO Surigao’s jurisdiction.

A hundred pieces of high-quality washable face masks were also given for the use of port front-liners.

HMC Resident Mine Manager Francisco J. AraƱes Jr. personally turned over the donated items to PMO Surigao Acting Port Manager Froilan U. Caturla in simple ceremonies held at the Port of Surigao on June 23, 2020.

As part of the company’s Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), HMC extended similar aids to various agencies/entities such as the Bureau of Customs, and other vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. (PMO-Surigao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)