Mining firms keep aid flowing to Mayon folk
Two mining companies operating the Masbate gold project site in Aroroy, Masbate, continue providing aid to residents of Albay province affected by the Mayon volcano unrest.
The two companies—Filminera Resources Corp. and Phil Gold Processing Refining Corp—said in a statement they had released P2.2 million in aid to Albay residents affected by the Mayon unrest in the form of emergency kits. Firefighting gear worth P6.8 million had also been released, the companies said.
In partnership with the Ontario-based humanitarian organization GlobalMedic, the two companies said they had distributed emergency kits to more than 2,000 families in Legazpi, Daraga and other areas in Albay.
Each kit contains solar lights, a water filtration system and hygienic items like soap, toothbrush and toothpaste.
Filminera holds mining tenements in the Masbate gold project site, while Phil Gold operates the processing plant.