2015 SMPC Integrated Annual Report
Island-wide education support
Semirara Mining and Power Corporation sends the dependents of its workers to Divine Word School of Semirara Island Inc., paying for tuition and fees and providing and maintaining facilities and equipment for quality learning.
For SY 2015-2016, tuition and fees at DWSSII cost more than PhP22 million, while improvements and repairs cost PhP858,062.
Students of DWSII and Semirara National High School graduating at the top of their class are given college scholarships, attending classes in Metro Manila and other major cities of the Philippines.
The company supported 109 scholars in 2015. The scholarships include tuition and fees and, for students requiring further support, monthly allowances. Workers’ dependents who are studying in Mindoro Occidental are given housing support.
As part of its support to the resettlement of families in Sitio Poocan of Bgy. Tinogboc, the company also donated the materials for the construction of a six-classroom building intended for use by SY 2016-2017.
A symbolic turn over to the Secretary of the Department of Education was held on 17 February 2015 when Bro. Armin Luistro visited all the schools on Semirara Island.