Nickel Asia employees skip party, donate to Isabela and Cagayan

The Nickel Asia Corp. corporate social responsibility fund helped rebuild houses, destroyed by typhoons and provided food packs to residents.

Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) employees skip the annual Christmas party to extend their event fund of P332,000 to the victims of the recent typhoons in Cagayan.

NAC employees regularly commit to Personal Social Responsibility (PSR) programs where they pool together personal funds to extend support and assistance to the communities.

For years, with PSR, NAC employees have built a library in Eastern Samar, distributed school supplies to thousands of students in Isabela and Surigao del Norte, assisted a young cancer patient from Rio Tuba to complete her treatment, distributed hundreds of kaldero and kumot to victims of typhoons and the volcanic eruption in Batangas.

This holiday season is no different, despite the pandemic, as NAC employees reach out to the victims of the recent typhoons.

NAC employees’ representatives, led by Gerry Ongkingco, VP for Human Resources, presented the funds to Fr. Reu Jose Galoy, parish priest of Santuario de San Antonio (SSAP). SSAP has aggressive relief operations in Cagayan. The donation will be used to help families affected by the typhoons.

NAC employees, with support from family and friends, also “passed around the hat” to provide gifts of toys, candies, crayons, peanut butter and crackers, and face shields to about 300 children in Isabela.

“But that’s just our PSR, there is so much more from our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs,” said Engr. Remy Collado Camo, Mine Environment, Safety and Health Division Manager at Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp. (RTN).

RTN alone, a subsidiary of NAC in Rio Tuba in Palawan, extended P350,000 CSR funds to the victims of the typhoons in Cagayan.

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