SMI Donates Smart TV, Internet Access to Municipal Tribal Council of Columbio
TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato - Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) on November 3 donated an education and learning package to the Municipal Tribal Council (MTC ) of Columbio in Sultan Kudarat.
The package included a 42-inch LED Smart TV and prepaid direct-to-home Digital Subscriber Line, which is intended to be used for education and information activities of the MTC.
In a simple turnover ceremony, Municipal Tribal Chieftain Rosalio Bantilan extended his heartfelt thanks to SMI for its continuous support to their efforts and advocacy to combat discrimination and promote equality through education.
"Una, pinasasalamatan ko ang SMI na sila ay tumulong at handang sumuporta sa tatlong tribu sa bayan ng Columbio, hindi lang ng Blaan - lahat kasama ang Muslim at Kristayano, dahil gusto nating mawala ang mga diskriminasyon sa ating tribu. Kami ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat kasi ang hangad nating lahat ay paigtingin ang ugnayan para mawala ang diskriminasyon sa kultura para mapaunlad natin ang bayan ng Columbio."
Last month, Sagittarius Mines also turned-over to the municipal government the newly-constructed footbridge in Barangay Datalblao.
Through its 2022 Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), SMI allocated PhP 200,000 for the construction of the 8-meter-long footbridge that is now linking 50 households in a far-flung sitio to the community center. (30)