Feature: TMC and partners build new homes for the community

Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) in partnership with Gawad Kalinga has opened doors to indigent residents of Barangay Taganito, Claver, Surigao del N orte and the IP tribal communities to own new homes.

Eighty families of Barangay Taganito can now reside in 40 concrete duplex-type houses built on a lot donated by the Barangay LGU. Aside from these houses, amenities like water and electricity connection which are basic to the quality way of life of the recipients were also provided.

Recipients to these housing units are families that were identified as the poorest of the poor among the residents of Barangay Taganito. Selection process was based on the criteria set by Gawad Kalinga, the partner-NGO of TMC known for its housing project nationwide.

As practiced in several housing projects of Gawad Kalinga, recipient-families are to render 100 hours of voluntary work during the construction phase as their counterpart.
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On the other hand, the IP Tribal Communities of Taganito and Urbiztondo will soon be housed in Punta Naga, Claver. Surrounded by sprawling mountains and breath taking view of the coast, the site will be filled with colored single-detached houses for the more than 120 Mamanwa families of Urbiztondo and Taganito. A common tribal hall, elementary school, health center and motor pool will also be constructed for the ease and comfort of the IPs.

According to Reynaldo dela Rosa, Sr. Development Communication Specialist of the TMC, funds used for this multi-million settlement project for the IPs in Punta Naga is sourced from the corporate funds of Taganito Mining Corporation and Taganito Mining Corporation-Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. (TMC/MGB-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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