Members of the Chamber of Mines of Caraga Region Incorporated (CMCRI) have spent a total of P73.567 million in their respective host mining communities and nearby areas to help the government cushion the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
A total of 14 companies have contributed to help affected communities that are struggling due to the implemented quarantine measures, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).
The CMRI-member companies have contributed the following to each province: Agusan Sur – P5.19M; Agusan Norte- P4.001M; Surigao Sur – P9.043M; Surigao Norte – P52.388M; Dinagat Islands – P2.945M, according to a report.
However, CMRI explained that the figures are yet to be validated by MGB-13.
In addition, CMRI is to spend some P105.903 million based on the realigned budgets as mandated by the MGB, which will also be used for COVID-19 response efforts.