Taiheiyo donates P2M for Cebu north

Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (TCC) of Japan, its Cebu-based subsidiary Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) and the latter's employees collectively contributed for relief and rebuilding of the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in Cebu north.

TCC donated P2 million in cash through the Cebu Provincial Government. TCPI president and chief executive officer Satoshi Asami handed the communication of TCC President Shuji Fukuda to Gov. Hilario Davide III in a symbolic turnover of the donation.

Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale joined the governor in receiving the donation from Asami, his senior vice president for finance and materials management Yasuhiro Yamamoto, consultant Antonio Chiu and corporate affairs division manager Nilo R. Yap.

"We hope this donation will be used to supply necessary materials that would help the people of northern Cebu to reconstruct their homes," Fukuda said in his letter to Gov. Davide.

The letter informed Davide that the donation would be transmitted from Japan directly to the Province's account with the Development Bank of the Philippines.

Fukuda, on the other hand, said that TCPI brought relief supplies directly to the survivors just a few days after Yolanda devastated the Visayas, including the northern Cebu last Nov. 8.

Asami said that TCPI dispatched substantial relief goods as basic edible items, like canned goods and noodles and clothing, not only in northern Cebu but also in Tacloban City and Guiuan, Samar.