Some 29 uniforms and a computer unit with two printers were provided by the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) to Barangay Culandanum, Bataraza to support the barangay and health sector.

Community organizer Vannesa Apilan said that the uniforms were given to barangay health workers (BHWs) from the social development and management program (SDMP) allocation of the mining company to be easily identified in their working area.

“Need talaga nila ng uniform para ma-identify at makilala silang BHW. Meron lang sila na iba-ibang uniform lang noon kaya naisip na dapat magkaroon talaga ng isang uniform. Parang scrub suit uniform ito with pants,” she said.

“Para maging mas komportable sila sa kanilang duty. Madalang lang ito (nari-request),” she added.

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The RTNMC allocated P20,000 for the project for the health sector.

The company also turned over a set of computer with two printers which is now utilize for the issuance barangay clearances as identity proof in national ID registration.

It will also replace the old unit used by the barangay for years after the turn over on August 18.

“Meron sila na gamit pero nasira na rin kasi sobrang tagal na. Sa dami na rin pumupunta sa kanila na kumukuha ng barangay clearance at cerificate kaya naisipan ni kap na magkaroon ng panibagong computer,” she said.

Apilan mentioned that RTNMC allocated P80,000 for the project.

“Nagagamit na rin siya ngayon kasi para sa national ID. Kumukuha sila ng requirement kaya gamit na gamit tulad ng barangay clearance kasi wala silang mga valid ID,” she said.

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