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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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January 14, 2019 12:00 AM

Photos show portions of the 'Faith Garden' started by MMDC agriculturist Annejin Buisa at the rehabilitated portion of the Pili mined-out area.   Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) intensified the integration of agroforestry into its environmental programs. Going beyond conventional mine rehabilitation, MMDC agriculturist Engr. Annejin Buisa maintains a “Faith Garden” in one of...

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January 09, 2019 12:00 AM

FISH DRYER FACILITY. Barangay Chairman Ramil Flores of General Islands, Cantilan town, joins Community Relations personnel of Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation headed by ComRel Manager Nancy Baldoza during the turn-over of the fish dryer facility that will benefit some 61 fishermen.   PANIKIAN, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur - The fisherfolks of General Islands start their day lik...

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January 04, 2019 12:00 AM

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur -- As part of the company’s emergency preparedness measures, Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation's (MMDC) Safety Department recently held its company-wide fire drill. The activity is in line with MMDC's emergency management system that emphasizes year-round training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action to maintain the highest safety standards a...

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December 12, 2018 12:00 AM

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur--Community stakeholders joined the strategic planning session for the five-year Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) of Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC). Hundreds of village officials, community leaders, and members of People's Organizations (POs) helped identify priority projects, programs, and activities for MMDC's host and neighboring barangays. SDMP s...

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December 06, 2018 12:00 AM

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur -- A total of 140 kilos of assorted garbage that would have washed out to the ocean were collected during a coastal cleanup on an island village in Cantilan town. The event was part of the International Coastal Cleanup activity, where over 200 volunteers from Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC), community stakeholders and local government units were assigned in teams to...

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