Izawa briefs mayor of renewal project
SAN FERNANDO, Cebu (Jan. 28, 2022) — Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (TCC) of Japan donated some medical and protective supplies to the local municipality.
It came so timely when two months after the fast-spreading Omicron variant of CoViD-19 reached the country and sparked a spike of positive cases in Cebu that the local government made much use of the donated items.
Yoshihito Izawa, president and CEO of TCC subsidiary Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI), personally handed over the donation to Mayor Lakambini Reluya when he paid her a courtesy visit last Nov. 17.
During the visit, Izawa also updated the mayor with Vice Mayor Ricci Reluya about the company’s renewal project for which TCC invested P15 billion.
Plant manager Tatsushi Sasao, also senior vice president (SVP) for operations, and SVP for administration Takuya Nose joined the visit that they thought was both meaningful and productive.
The expats handed over 400 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) that included hazmat (hazardous material) suits with blue line, disposable gloves and KN95 face masks.
Human resources and administration division manager Zenith Rubi (extreme right, foreground, in photo, right) facilitated the delivery that also included 100 boxes of face masks, each with 50 pieces, and 20 gallons of 70 percent alcohol.
Her staff Jade Navasquez, Vernon Villareal and Kosuke Nakagawa helped.
The mother and son top executives of the town thanked TCC and TCPI for the donations as these would equip better their health frontliners and emergency responders giving them confidence to face the risks the virus poses.
During their conversation, the TCPI CEO told the mayor about the demolition of old structures at the plant when the project begins, then the construction of new ones and installation of new equipment.
Mayor Reluya asked for a communique about the project, and suggested a conference between company executives and municipal officials to discuss and anticipate challenges that may be met along the way.
She also expressed willingness to help in various circumstances while construction and development works are in progress.