FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE QUARANTINE
CEBU CITY (April 3, 2020) — A Cebu-based cement manufacturer donated 1,000 packs of relief goods for less privileged citizens in Cebu province most affected by the enhanced community quarantine the government imposed to contain the dreaded corona virus disease of 2019 (CoViD-19) that has plagued the whole world.
Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) brought the goods to Cebu Capitol yesterday afternoon along with some 1,000 face masks for health care frontliners from Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (TCC) of Japan.
The company first donated 10 sacks of 50-kilogram rice to its host town San Fernando on March 19 after the quarantine started, then turned over 50 more sacks to Mayor Lakambini Reluya when it stepped up to enhanced level by March 31.
Its materials supplier, Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC), also separately donated the same quantity of rice to the municipality in Cebu south, 10 sacks also on March 19 and 50 sacks earlier on March 27.
Gov. Gwendolyn F. Garcia received the donation from TCPI CEO and president Kazuhiko Ichizawa and Vanessa N. Bongcawil, his lead person for general community affairs.
“This was our way to immediately heed the call of Gov. Garcia for the private sector to help the province alleviate the effects of the Cebuanos’ fight to contain CoViD-19,” Ichizawa said.
Each pack contained five kilos of rice, assorted canned goods and some noodles, according to Bongcawil.