TWIN EXPOS: Building & Construction, Travel & Leisure shows open in Davao

Davao City’s construction and tourism industries were expected to get a big boost as The Philippine Building and Construction Expo (Philbex) and the  together launched a 4-day double-header exposition in Davao City. The twin expos  at the SMX Convention Center, … Continue reading TWIN EXPOS: Building & Construction, Travel & Leisure shows open in Davao

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Good business climate to boost Mindanao construction industry

By JOANNA C. BALANZA DAVAO CITY – The construction industry in Mindanao would benefit from expansion of local industries in the countryside spurred by the current flood of foreign direct investments, said a construction industry leader, who cites Mindanao’s good … Continue reading Good business climate to boost Mindanao construction industry

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DLPC, Holcim are Davao City 2010 top taxpayers

By ROLDAN GORGONIO The Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC) is Davao City’s top business taxpayer in 2010; while Holcim Philippines Inc. (the former Davao Union Cement Corporation) ranked first in real property tax for the taxable year 2010. In a ceremony at Rizal Park to kick off the 74th Araw ng Dabaw activities, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio gave a plaque of recognition to DLPCI for having paid to the city a business tax amounting to P56,435,015.68; and to Holcim Philippines which posted the amount of P22, 143,207.00 as its total payments for real property tax to the city. We … Continue reading DLPC, Holcim are Davao City 2010 top taxpayers

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HOLCIM FUNDS BARANGAY ILANG WOMEN’S GROUPS RICE VENDING PROJECT

ILANG BARANGAY CAPTAIN ROMEO CABLING, signing MOA with Holcim’s Base Devilleres, communist affairs officer, Carmencita Andoy for thr women’s groups and Councilwoman Magdalena Dicang HOLCIM PHILIPPINES AND  BARANGAY ILANG HAVE SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT PROVIDING WOMEN’S GROUPS IN THE BARANGAY STOCKS OF RICE FOR THEIR LIVELIHOOD PROJECT.  A YEARLY UNDERTAKING AS PART OF ITS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, HOLCIM PROVIDES 18 SACKS AT 2 SACKS EACH FOR NINE WOMEN’S GROUPS FOR VENDING TO THEIR MEMBERS UNDER A PAY-LATER ARRANGEMENT. THE BARANGAY COUNCIL WOULD BE MANAGING THE PROJECT THROUGH BARANGAY COUNCILWOMAN MAGDALENA DICANG AS COORDINATOR.  BARANGAY CAPTAIN CABLING URGING UNITY IN THE WOMEN’S GROUPS; HOLCIM’S DEVILLERES EXPLAINING … Continue reading HOLCIM FUNDS BARANGAY ILANG WOMEN’S GROUPS RICE VENDING PROJECT

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Cement giant backs Davao City barangay development

Holcim all-out for ROMEO CABLING Donates P40 million worth of property to Barangay Ilang                 Giant Swiss cement maker Holcim Philippines is throwing its full support to development initiatives of Ilang Barangay Captain Romeo Cabling, who is seeking his third term in the October 25 barangay elections.                 Holcim operates the former Bacnotan Cement plant in Ilang, one of five throughout the country.                 Kevin Hughes, Holcim executive vice president and operations manager, said in an earlier letter to Cabling that Holcim is fully supporting all his initiatives for the benefit of the barangay and its people.              The letter … Continue reading Cement giant backs Davao City barangay development

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Balangay boat arrives in Davao City

BY ROGER M. BALANZA “DIWATA ng Lahi” (Fairy of the Race), a replica of a balangay or pre-colonial boat, arrived in Davao City Monday in the last leg of a nationwide expedition that started with its launch in July 2009. The wooden-hulled 50-foot boat and its crew of Filipino adventurers who conquered Mt. Everest docked at Holcim Philippines Inc. pier around 10 a.m. for a two-day stay. Its last port of call was General Santos City, where it underwent repairs. Diwata ng Lahi is a special project of Kaya ng Pinoy (The Filipino Can) Foundation, in partnership with Holcim Philippines … Continue reading Balangay boat arrives in Davao City

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HOLCIM PHILIPPINES JOINS SAVE A RIVER PROJECT

SAVE ILANG RIVER LAUNCHED Partnering with the local government of Barangay Ilang, Davao City, the Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 11, Holcim-Davao plant launched its Adopt Ilang River Project last September 15. Cement giant Holcim Philippines operates the former Bacnotan Cement plant in Brgy. Ilang, Bunawan District. Brgy. Captain Romeo B. Cabling welcomed the partnership saying Holcim’s involvement in environmental protection is a corporate responsibility the company, one of the biggest in his barangay, has pursued with vigor as a good citizen of the barangay Ilang. OUTSTANDING CORPORATE CITIZEN. Holcim Philippines … Continue reading HOLCIM PHILIPPINES JOINS SAVE A RIVER PROJECT

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DENR gives signal to process cement giant’s foreshore lease renewal

Holcim wins fight vs. village over rights on foreshore area By ROGER M. BALANZA               The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has given the go-signal for processing of application of renewal of foreshore lease agreement of Holcim Philippines over an 8-hectare coastal area in Davao City, in a victory over a barangay opposing the renewal.             DENR XI regional director Jim Sampulna in an order released recently ordered the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Davao City to start processing of the renewal application for the contested foreshore area in Barangay Ilang in Bunawan District. … Continue reading DENR gives signal to process cement giant’s foreshore lease renewal

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