More Mining companies in Region X subsequently realigned their unspent Social Development and Management Program Funds (SDMP) for the year in pursuance to RA 11469 otherwise known as “Bayanihan To Heal as One Act” in support to Corona Virus 2019 (COVID 19) impact measures and to the Memorandum of Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Atty. Wilfredo Moncano dated March 27, 2020.

Recently, from April 2-8, 2020 an additional of six (6) mining companies/permit holders in the region heeded the mandate as shown in the matrix below and the details of the fund utilization.

More mining companies/permit holders in Region X are expected to realign their unspent SDMP Fund for the year in support to COVID 19.

To note, Social Development and Management Program is a 5-year Program funded based on the 1.5% of the operating Cost   by mining companies/Permit holders, designed for the delivery of social services and needs for identified mining communities anchored on the following pillars:  Livelihood, Health, Education, Infrastructure and activities relating to Respect to Social Cultural Values.