- Posted September 17, 2012 by
ST. AUGUSTINE GOLD & COPPER RENOVATES SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN PANTUKAN
St. Augustine Gold & Copper Ltd (SAGCL) announced that is has recently renovated the old Department of Education (DepEd) district supervisor’s office and built one classroom building for the Alternative Learning System (ALS). Both the office and the classroom are located inside KCES campus in Pantukan.
St. Augustine Gold & Copper Ltd (SAGCL) is the Toronto-listed mining firm that is working to develop the King-king Copper- Gold Project (KCGP) in the municipality of Pantukan in Compostela Valley province.
“The company is “committed to supporting the growth of the people of Pantukan” said Clyde Gillespie, Director of Environmental Permitting for SAGC/KCGP. We are determined to help build a better future in partnership with the local communities.”
Mr. Gillespie says that these community assistance projects are part of SAGC’s efforts to engage the people of Pantukan in meaningful dialogues, hear everyone’s viewpoints arrive at a consensus on how best to proceed with this project.”
In addition to the school renovation, SAGC also conducted other community assistance projects such as medical outreach programs, community feeding, assistance to Barangay health services, improving the water system of Pantukan, and the donation of 1,500 school bags and school supplies to seven public schools in Pantukan.
According to Ms. Renee Jabines, the school principal of Kingking Central Elementary School (KCES), “this shows how serious and committed St. Augustine is in helping the schools and the Pantukan community as a whole. We hope that we can continue our partnership for many more years so that many more students in Pantukan can benefit from their generosity."
St. Augustine Gold & Copper Ltd. is currently studying the feasibility of mining the King-king copper and gold deposit in Pantukan. In connection with this, they are conducting extensive environmental and social baseline studies, community consultations, exploratory drillings and other related studies within the area.