JUNE 8, 2009
Taiheiyo to help fix roads in towns
Firm earlier  donated cement for school buildings.

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) has again heeded the call of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn F. Garcia to help rehabilitate the national highway that runs through five southern towns in Cebu.

These were severely damaged by huge floods and strong waves last January.

TCPI, whose cement manufacturing facility is located in the town of San Fernando, committed to give 10,000 bags of its New Grand Premium cement in a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the province of Cebu and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Hiroshi Harada, president and chief executive officer of TCPI, signed the MOA that Takahiko Imachi, senior vice president (VP) for finance and administration, also signed as among the witnesses in simple ceremonies recently at the Cebu Capitol Social Hall.

Garcia and DPWH 7 Assistant Director Marlina Alviso also signed the MOA with a VP from another cement manufacturer based in Cebu that also donated the same volume of cement.

TCPI donated 25,00 cement bags in February 2007 and 39,000 bags more in August last year for the construction of 201 school buildings in the province with two classrooms each.

“We have mistakenly thought that private business was only after its private property. But this private company with a big heart we know as Taiheiyo Cement Philippines is practicing corporate social responsibility not just in words but in deeds,” said Garcia.