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LafargeHolcim temporarily shuts down its Mabini plant

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim temporarily closed the grinding plant in Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines, in compliance to the Environment Management Bureau-Region IV office's order issued on the morning of 13 February 2019. The company is submitting to the legal process on this matter, cooperating with authorities and will work with all stakeholders towards a positive and fast resolution of the issue.   LafargeHolcim stands by its position that the Mabini plant should be allowed to operate. It adheres to...

Philippines cement sales rise 6.6% in 2016

28 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement sales increased 6.6 per cent to 25.96Mt in 2016 from 24.36Mt the previous year, according to the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP). "The annual increase in sales for 2016 shows the continuing momentum for increased infrastructure," CeMAP president Ernesto Ordonez said. However, cement sales slipped 3.9 per cent to 5.84Mt in 4Q16 from 6.08Mt in 4Q15. "First, the fourth quarter of 2015 was a prelude to the 2016 elections, which is not the case ...

Holcim Philippines forecast flat net income

04 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc delivered flat earnings in 1Q16 although the cement maker expects strong private construction activity and the implementation of the projects under the government's public-private partnership (PPP) programme to improve matters along with state spending on infrastructure later this year. In a briefing in Makati City yesterday, Holcim President and Country CEO, Eduardo A Sahagun, said the company's bottomline was unchanged at PHP1.5bn (US$31.8m) in the January to March...

Holcim Philippines has PHP2bn capex plan

01 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc will set aside PHP2bn (US$44.8m) for its capital expenditures (capex) this year to boost capacity in a bid to meet rising demand amid sustained construction activity nationwide. The company noted that government spending for infrastructure, the expansion of the private commercial, residential and industrial developments and the increased pace of public-private partnerships (PPP) will provide greater opportunities for the company. Holcim Phillipines will increase its...

The Philippines: CeMAP assures earthquake-resistant local cement

02 January 2015, Published under Cement News

After a 2.7-magnitude earthquake struck The Philippines last October, Philvolcs (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) has been closely watching Metro Manila’s Valley Fault system since a more severe tremor caused by the Valley Fault system will impact most of the buildings and infrastructures in the city. A 7.2-magnitude quake will test the safety and quality of locally manufactured cement, the main component of concrete structures, which according to the Cement Manufacturers...

The Philippines: cement ship sinks with 9 missing off Batangas

02 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Search operations are ongoing for at least nine crew of a cement ship that sank off Batangas province Thursday evening.   The Philippine Coast Guard said the vessel was loaded with 20,000 sacks of cement. Initial information indicated the that the ship went down off of Lobo in Batangas. The Coast Guard said 11 crew were rescued, but nine are still unaccounted for.

Strike threat at Holcim Bulacan cement plant eased

22 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Potential disruption at Holcim Philippines’ Bulacan plant has eased following fruitful conciliation talks facilitated by a team of conciliators from the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) and the Office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz. In a report filed yesterday to Baldoz, NCMB executive director Reynaldo, R Ubaldo, said that Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch III director, Maria Teresita L Cancio, facilitated the...