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SMI feted for socio-economic contributions to Kiblawan

The municipal government of Kiblawan in Davao del Sur has recognized Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) for its invaluable contributions in promoting the socio-economic development of the host municipality.

Mayor Joel “Jojo” Calma also cited the mining firm in uplifting the lives of their community through sustainable livelihood programs,humanitarian projects, various environmental protection activities,and capacity-building programs for Indigenous Cultural Communities in the area.

“Maraming, maramimg salamat Sagittarius Mines, Inc. sa inyong tulong,”Mayor Calma said during the 58th Araw ng Kiblawan culmination program on June 18.

Celebrating with this year’s theme: “Kaysarap ng buhay kung alam mo kung saan papunta”, the local chief executive outlined the positive economic changes in his town.

“Sabi ng iba, ‘ano ba ang ambisyon mo para sa Kiblawan, Mayor?’ Ang sabi ko, ‘makakita lang ako ng traffic lights dito sa Kiblawan, OK na ako’… Napakaraming mga investors, andiyan ang SMI,” Calma added.

As part of its annual Social Development and Management Programs (SDMP), SMI has granted millions worth of financial grants and built humanitarian projects to the municipal government of Kiblawan and other host municipalities and neighboring communities of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project.

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