Annual Social Development and Management Program
Section 57 of the 1995 Philippine Mining Act (RA 7942) mandates mining contractors to assist in the development of its host and neighboring communities, the promotion of the general welfare of its inhabitants, and the development of geosciences and mining technology.*DAO No. 2010-21 issued on 28 June 2010 consolidating the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRRs) for RA 7942.
In 2020, through our various stakeholders in the local government units, we worked towards strengthening existing local institutions, creation of new community organizations, and providing marginalized/ disadvantaged groups the opportunity to participate fully in the development of their communities.
Twenty (20) municipal employees were enrolled in an intensive review for the Civil Service Examination under the LGU's career development training program.
One (1) unit heavy duty mimeographing machine purchased by MLGU Columbio to support the production of learning modules and materials of two (2) district offices of DepEd.
One (1) unit desktop computer and printer were provided to the Rural Health Unit.
Fifteen members of the Barangay Development Council including staff of BLGU Datalblao conducted a 3-day exposure and field visit to a model agricultural project and community in Davao City.
Barangay Pulabato was provided with supervision allowance, fuel allocation, and office supplies for 10 barangay officials.
Fourteen (14) barangay personnel were hired in Barangay Kimlawis to support the implementation and monitoring of community development programs and projects of the barangay.
SDMP Fund was utilized to hold public hearing and public consultation for the drafting of the Kiblawan Comprehensive Land Use Plan (MCLUP) for the Planning Period 2020 - 2029.
One (1) unit of printer and various office supplies were purchased to support administrative operations of Barangay Kimlawis.
Our continuing social investments in education programs led to a more accessible quality learning and instruction for both learners and teachers.
Received financial assistance for tuition, miscellaneous, and/or living expenses allowance.
Received salary subsidies from the SDMP Fund.
Through the LGUs and people's organizations, we supported initiatives to help improve farm productivity and household income, such as the introduction of diversified farming systems using high value perennial and annual crops, livestock raising, and improvement of pre-planting and post-harvest practices.
in celebration of SMI-Columbio Day, a traditional damsu (Blaan ritual) was held to formally launch Columbio's most featured tourist destination to date — the La Palmera Mountain Range.
In 2020, a total of 35.9 kilometers of farm-to-market roads in seven (7) barangays were rehabilitated, resulting to improved access to market, lower input cost for farm products, and higher yields for farmers.
For the year 2020, P15 million were invested to promote good health and well-being of at least 3,457 individuals and 450 households.
The COVID-19 response assistance was provided through health/hygiene kits and distribution of food packs to households and frontliners in mining host communities and its neighboring areas in close coordination with the concerned LGUs.
For the period, SMI realigned a total of PhP 11,741,248.00 CDP/SDMP funds towards COVID-19 assistance.
The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) on 19 September 2020 issued the Certification Precondition for the Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) of the eleven (11) Blaan Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) covered by Tampakan Copper-Gold Project.
This significant milestone is the culmination of a thorough, participatory, culturally-sensitive and rights-based FPIC process that SMI jointly developed with and was supervised by the NCIP Regional Offices XII and XI, and monitored by the NCIP Central Office.
It was conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 (IPRA) and its FPIC Guidelines, and guided by international standards on indigenous consent.
Starting in May 2010 when SMI first applied for an issuance of Certification Precondition, the process to obtain the consent of the IP communities hosting the Tampakan Project has lasted more than 10 years to ensure maximum participation, transparency and clarity.
The formal application for CP was lodged in 2010 through an endorsement from MGB XII.
A ground investigation was undertaken by the NCIP to determine the extent of the affected area and identify the ICCs/IPs whose FPIC is to be obtained.
The Project Proponent presented the cost and benefits of the proposed project to the ICC/IP and their ancestral domains; and the measures adopted by the applicant to avoid or mitigate these impacts.
The ICCs/IPs consulted among themseleves, employing their own traditional consensus-building processes, to furhter understand and discern the merits/advantages and demerits/disadvantages of the proposal in order to intelligently arrive at a consensus.
Upon reaching a consensus decision within the 20-day consensus-building and freedom period, the IP elders/leaders invited the proponent to a decision meeting to formally convey their decision.
The negotiation on the terms and conditions of the MOA is between the community, represented by its Council of Elders/Leaders, and the applicant, facilitated by the FPIC Team.
Safety. Health. Environmental Violations
Safety or Environmental Incident
Reduction in Energy Consumption
Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate
Waste Recycling Performance
Fuel Efficiency of Company Vehicles
Survival Rate of Seedlings
Planted and/or Donated
Essential for our future
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From Mines and smelters/refiners through to fabricators, the copper industry is committed to providing the raw material and the finished products to assist society through any challenge.
Infrastructure relies on copper becuase of its reliability, efficiency and performance. Copper's properties are vital for a range of activities including safe energy transmission and efficient transport.
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Copper is essential for manufacturing industries that keep global economies working.
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