SMI Donates Safe and Clean Water System to Barangay Kimlawis
Tampakan, South Cotabato - Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) formally turned-over the newly constructed potable water system worth PhP2 Million to the residents of Barangay Kimlawis in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.
In a simple ceremony held Monday, October 10, 2022, Punong Barangay Cristituto Duazo led other barangay officials in accepting the water system facility from Nelsie Distura, Community Development Officer of SMI. It is expected to benefit around 389 households.
"We value our partnership with SMI, which has been ongoing for a long time. Our communities badly need water systems that will give us safe and clean water, and SMI helped us by constructing one. Since my time as the barangay captain until now, the company has been diligent in its efforts to support our development programs even though it is not yet operating," Duazo said.
Situated around 630 meters above mean sea level, Barangay Kimlawis has a total population of 6,805 and represents 13.78% of the total population of Kiblawan.
Sagittarius Mines, through its 2022 Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), continues to provide various livelihood, infrastructures, health and educational assistance to its host and neighboring communities.
SMI is committed to the goal of sustainable development and contributes to the social and economic development of sustainable communities associated with its operations. (30)
(Photo: Barangay Kimlawis Chairman Cristituto Duazo led other barangay officials in accepting the water system facility from Nelsie Distura, Community Development Officer of SMI)