Four units of 3-wheeled vehicles have been granted to the IP community of Sandoval, Bataraza by Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp. and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation through its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).
The vehicles, estimated to cost around P420,000, will be benefiting four sitios of Barangay Sandoval (Sitio Proper, Gawad Kalinga, Gangub, and Bicol Village) having a total of 300 households.
Anido Acat, chieftain of Barangay Sandoval, said that the vehicles will help their communities in the mobilization of agricultural products and in emergency cases such as transporting patients to hospitals in cases of emergency.
“Ito ay malaking tulong sa aming komunidad na mayroong apat na sitio na makikinabang. Ito ay gagamitin namin sa pagpapadala ng aming mga produkto sa sakahan at maaari na rin magamit para sa mga pasyenteng kailangang dalhin sa ospital,” said Acat.
Vic Nablas, one of the residents of the community, expressed his appreciation for RTNMC and CBNC.
“Maraming salamat po sa dalawang kompanyang CBNC at RTN sa ibinigay nilang Racal. Ito po ay ay lubos na makakatulong sa aming hanapbuhay, kung kami ay magtatabo o pupunta sa palengke,” said Nablas.
The turnover of the vehicles was held on August 8, 2017 at RTNMC-CBNC Community Relations Office.