SMI donates ambulance to Tampakan municipality
Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) donated on July 16, 2019 its 4x4 Toyota Hilux ambulance to the Municipality of Tampakan in South Cotabato, with Mayor Leonard T. Escobillo personally receiving the donation from SMI Community Relations Manager Joselito Kakilala.
“It has been our Sustainable Development policy to work with local and national government authorities and other interested parties to support projects that benefit the communities associated with our operations,” Mr. Kakilala said.
“We at SMI are very aware that the local communities in the remote areas of Tampakan would find it difficult to have access to an ambulance during emergencies. We expect this ambulance to be used by the LGU of Tampakan for its medical emergency response program, allowing it to respond more effectively during emergencies and therefore saving more lives.”
Tampakan Mayor Escobillo expressed his gratitude to SMI for the donation.
“This donation is timely considering that Tampakan is currently under a state of calamity due to rising cases of dengue. The donated ambulance can now allow us to reach even the remotest communities”, Mayor Escobillo added.