King-king Copper helps rebuild Comval schools

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


THE King-king Copper-Gold Project (KCGP) donated P400,000 to assist the provincial government of Compostela Valley to rebuild schools damaged by Typhoon Pablo.

KCGP handed over the check during the celebration of the 6th Bulawan Festival at Capitol Grounds of Nabunturan to Comval Governor Arturo Uy. As one of the festival participants, KCGP showed its long-running and consistent support to the provincial government.

Uy has utilized the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc. as Comval's project to help end poverty. The majority of the program focuses on rebuilding classrooms, day-care centers and other school facilities for those displaced by Typhoon Pablo.

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"I cannot believe the support and assistance the province has received, not only from people in Philippines and from around the world," Uy said. "We still need to raise funds to sustain and rebuild the province. The outpouring of support is overwhelming."

Clyde Gillespie, SAGCL/KCGP director for environmental permitting and country manager, handed over the check to the governor.

The KGCP donation is in addition to the initial P100,000 the company pledged to the provincial government in response to Uy's call for assistance at a "dinner-for-a-cause" last February 20 in Davao City.

In addition to these recent donations, KCGP has distributed relief goods and provided medical services to typhoon victims. This is part of the company's effort to help the government rehabilitate the province. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 26, 2013.

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