Holcim remains confident and equipped in supporting Mindanao even in amidst of pandemic



Holcim Philippines, Inc., the leading cement manufacture in the Philippines recently shares company commitment in supporting the development of Mindanao in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic.  During the virtual media briefing of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) last September 2, the Holcim Philippines Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer Jean Rojas together with MinDA Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro as well as representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways Region XI and Region XII offices provided an overview of the company’ Health, Cash and Cost framework in responding to the challenges of Covid-19.

Ms. Jean Rojas shares that their company responded quickly and effectively to the challenging situation. They remain confident in bouncing back and sustaining their commitment in supporting their partners. Their company response is focused on three areas: Health, Cash and Cost. The first priority is keeping their people healthy and safe; second is making sure that they preserve their cash so they can support their company needs; and third is being mindful about the company expenses so they can only spend for the most essential aspects of the business.


During the virtual briefing, Roja also introduced the company’s new leaders Mr. Arnold Pepino and Mr. Sam Manlosa the first Mindanaoans leaders for its facilities in Misamis Oriental and Davao Plant Managers.


Meanwhile, during the Mindanao Business Conference last September 10, 2020 the Holcim Philippines Senior Vice President for Sales William Sumalinog discussed the company’s readiness to support Mindanao’s manufacturing industry in becoming a stronger contributor to development. Mr. Sumalinog was joined in the virtual panel by Senator Imee Marcos, Board on Investments Governor Napoleon Concepcion and Oro Chamber President Robertino Pizarro.


Mr. Sumalinog also noted that the Department of Trade and Industry has identified poor infrastructures as among those holding back manufacturing in the Philippines in a policy paper on raising the industry’s competitiveness. Holcim is well equipped to support partners build these structures in Mindanao as seen by its recent Davao plant upgrade, roll out of new building solutions such as road infrastructure cement Solido and pavement repair solution SuperFastCrete, and other digital innovations.


“As you can see we are not slowing down especially at this time when the government has deemed it essential to continue upgrading infrastructures in the country. Doing so does not only raise the level of competitiveness of the manufacturing industry, but also shield the economy form the blows of the pandemic. We remain confident that we are well equipped to deliver great value and support to builders working to improve the competitiveness of Mindanao’s manufacturing sector and all our stakeholders in the region who are united in their dreams of a better Mindanao,” said by Mr. William Sumalinog the Holcim Philippines Senior Vice President for Sales.

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