A year has passed since the 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province of Bohol. Today, the people of Bohol are continuously rising from the ruins and more organizations are still showing support to get the Boholanos’ lives back to normalcy.
Last year, immediately following the natural disaster, CEMEX Philippines Foundation and its H.E.R.O. (Help. Engage. Reach. Out.) employee volunteers conducted a relief mission in affected communities in Bohol. CEMEX also worked with the provincial government led by Governor Edgardo Chatto for various rebuilding efforts in the area.
This year, the cement company expressed its commitment to continuously participate in the rehabilitation program by joining the people of Bohol in the commemoration of the first anniversary of the tragedy.
Recently, CEMEX Philippines Public Affairs Director Chito Maniago met with Bishop Leonardo Medroso of the Diocese of Tagbilaran and Fr. Valentino Pinlac, coordinator for the church restoration projects, to discuss the partnership in rebuilding iconic parishes such as San Nicolas De Tolentino, St. Michael the Archangel, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Immaculate Conception, and Sts. Peter and Paul.
Highlights of the commemoration event included civic parades, prayer vigils and re-enactments of the tragedy and how the Boholanos rose from the rubble. The main program was led by Governor Chatto, Bishop Medroso, and was graced by the presence of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon.
CEMEX Philippines is the manufacturer of the only eco-labeled cement brands in the country including Island Portland Cement, Palitada King, Rizal Portland Super, Rizal Masonry Cement, APO Portland Premium, APO Portland Cement, APO Masonry Cement, and APO Pozzolan.