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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Surigao Norte LGU holds first provincewide mining caravan

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The local government unit of Claver town holds its 1st Mining Caravan on April 6, at the Municipal Ground, Barangay Tayaga, Claver, this province.

In his message, Platinum Group Metals Corporation (PGMC) Vice President for Operations Engr. Corsino Odtojan encouraged mining companies to continue its support and programs to partner government agencies and stakeholders, especially in the battle of the COVID-19 pandemic and even during the initiative to respond to the calamities and challenges, in support to this year’s theme, “Panaghiusa sa Responsableng Pagmina.”

Engr. Odtojan is optimistic that the kick-start of the mining season will help improve the revenue of the local government and will engage employment opportunities as well as generate more economic activities in the locality.

On her part, Municipal Mayor Georgia Gokiangkee underlined the development of Claver that attributed to the contribution of the mining companies and processing plant that has always been the partner both in economic sustainability and community development.

“Having one of the largest mineral deposits, we were able to transform communities and families that we are proud of in our achievements as partners. Being one of the most competitive municipalities in the entire Philippines in the recent cities and municipalities competitiveness index, we pay tribute and acknowledgement to all mining companies and processing plants that contributed to the livelihood, employment, and infrastructures not just in host mining communities but the entire development of Claver,” she said.

Mayor Gokiangkee also thanked the mining companies and processing plant for the aid and both moral and financial support.

Meanwhile, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-13, Engr. Francis Glenn Suante in his message commended the LGU and the mining companies for the success of the event.

Engr. Suante said the LGU and mining companies are indeed great partners especially during the pandemic and calamity and MGB also recognizes the responses of all mining companies during the COVID-19 pandemic and during the devastation of typhoon Odette.

“Mining companies and the LGU of Claver have always been partners for economic activity, environmental protection, and keeping the community sustainable,” he added.

During the caravan, the PGMC, together with Taganito Mining Corporation and Adnama Mining Resources Inc. showcased their best practices that aim to intensify awareness that there are livelihood programs coming from peoples organizations assisted by its company through its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).

A job fair was conducted simultaneously in preparation for this year’s mining season.

The said caravan was conceptualized by PGMC’s Communication Relations Office Manager Alex Arabis and was participated by various operating mining companies and processing plants, together with the MGB-13, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Education (DepEd), religious sectors and other stakeholders. (PGMC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)