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May 29, 2019 12:00 AM

A portion of PTRI’s pilot factory called the Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles (ICYT) in Bicutan, Taguig, where the fibers are spun into yarns through a series of spinning machines.   Recognizing the economic and environmental potentials of bamboo, Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) recently visited the bamboo textile facility of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)...

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May 08, 2019 12:00 AM

PBFI President Ed Manda inspects the bamboo plants in MMDC’s Pili mined out area.   Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) invited key officials from The Board of Investment (BOI) and the Philippine Bamboo Foundation, Inc. (PBFI) to visit its 10-hectare bamboo plantation in Surigao del Sur. The event is in line with the company’s continuing efforts to ensure the success of its bambo...

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April 11, 2019 12:00 AM

Lourdes Ruadel of Brgy. Gamuton, Carrascal availed of the Assistance to Individual Crisis Situation (AICS) when her grandchild fell ill.   CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur--The Assistance to Individual Crisis Situation (AICS) funded by Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) has been the refuge for many in times of immediate need. Recipient, 51-year old Lourdes Ruadel of Brgy. Gamuton credits the AI...

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April 03, 2019 12:00 AM

Bon-ot Fisherfolk and Vendors Association President Virginia A. Rosit sits her  fishing boat, just a stone-throw away from her home in the coastal village of Bon-ot, Carrascal town, Surigao del Sur. In partnership with Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation, Rosit aims to engage her members into income-generating small businesses of their own.   CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur--Less than a year after...

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March 26, 2019 12:00 AM

Cheryl N. Sampinit (in left photo), a 28-year old mother of two toddlers, and Rowena S. Lumosad (in right photo), a 41-year old mother of four -- two of the 193 beneficiaries of the full-year PhilHealth coverage funded by Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation.   MMDC granted a full year Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) coverage to 193 residents from Cantilan and other neighboring...

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February 28, 2019 12:00 AM

The students at the newly-built daycare center in Brgy.Babuyan, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur.   CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur--When typhoon Basyang hit parts of Surigao del Sur early last year, it destroyed the daycare center of Brgy. Babuyan. "Books and other instructional materials got washed out. Our classroom was riddled with mud. I was heartbroken," said daycare teacher Elizabeth G. Cordita, who has been teac...

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February 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Brgy. Chairperson Noel Azarcon of Cantilan town (as seen in cover photo) at the access road leading to a planned bridge that would cut the travel distance between the farming village to the town center from 7 kilometers to only 3.   CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur--It only takes a spark to get a fire going, the saying goes. For the village officials of Tapi, a farming community located in the interior of Cantilan...

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February 14, 2019 12:00 AM

Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) supported the UP Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering Association, Inc. (UP 49ers) in its outreach activity. Dubbed as MMMake It Happen –the annual event is geared towards environmental preservation and economic development. In line with the project, members of the UP 49ers had a bamboo-planting activity in Tanay Rizal as well workshops on bam...

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February 07, 2019 12:00 AM

Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) has completed major infrastructure projects in 2018, all aimed at improving community road safety to enable mine site accessibility. The completed projects include the widening of the 1.8 kilometer Panikian haul road on the active mine areas, and the bridges of Cabangahan, Alamio, and Banban where major river systems run through several Surigao del Sur towns. M...

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January 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Cover photo shows the scholars from Brgy. Babuyan in Carrascal together with their parents.   When a strong typhoon hit their village in Brgy. Babuyan, Carrascal town, the family of 45-year old mom Marilyn Huerte lost it all--their house, the family’s livelihood, even the vegetable patch where they mostly get their food. The family was forced to start all over again. Sacrifices had to be made and this i...

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