Twelve barangays in the town of Bataraza received support from Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) as Nutrition Month ended in July.
The barangay beneficiaries included five that are officially covered by RTNMC, which include Iwahig, Igang-Igang, Ocayan, Sandoval, and Bono-Bono, and others that were also supported by the two companies, namely Culandanum, Tarusan, Sumbiling, Rio Tuba, Tarusan, Malihud, and Marangas.
The assistance from the two mining companies was aimed at helping the communities address their malnutrition problems, through a partnership with the local government units in the implementation of various health programs.
“Kami ay nakikiisa at patuloy na makikipagtulungan sa mga sangay ng gobyerno kagaya ng Rural Health Unit o Municipal Health Office upang kahit papaano ay mapag-aralan at mabigyan ng angkop na solusyon ang usaping pangkalusugan sa bayan ng Bataraza,” said Bong dela Rosa, community relations manager of RTNMC.
RTNMC and CBNC have provided financial support and assistance in project planning at extensive support in all aspects of health programs of the LGUs through its Social Development and Management program (SDMP).