Monthly Archives: June 2004

Republic is cement source for SM Dasmariñas

(Manila Bulletin, B-14, June 24, 2004)

Republic Cement Group is the choice of cement source for SM’s new mall, SM City Dasmariñas.

Opened on May 21, SM City Dasmariñas is set on a sprawling 12.7-hectare property and hosts 243 tenants on 80,000 square meters of floor space, among them food giants such as Jollibee, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken and retail favorites like SM Department Store, SM Supermarket and Ace Hardware for all of life’s daily necessities, and Our Home, every family’s source of quality, affordable home furnishings and acessories.

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Cement consumption, sales down last year

(Business World, The Economy (Page 3),  June 21, 2004)

Aggregate cement consumption edged down last year on the back of a slump in importation. Figures from the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) show cement consumption down 3.82% to 302.99 million 40-kilogram bags in 2003, reversing the 7.57% year-on-year uptick the previous year.

Consumption refers to the sum of local cement sales and cement imports.

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A source of pride and livelihood for the people of Lugait

(Phil. Star, D-8, June 18, 2004)

Union Cement Corp. (UCC) recently inaugurated and turned over the newly constructed Lugait Livelihood Display center to Bgy. Poblacion in Lugait. A joint project of local government of Lugait, UCC-Lugait Plant, and Bgy. Poblacion in Lugait, the construction of the P2.2-million world-class structure marks a turning point in the implementation of UCC’s Social development and management program (SDMP).

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Ecozone locators push for new tariff formula

(By Marianne V. Go
Phil. Star, B-10, June 17, 2004)

Locators in the country’s special economic zones are pushing for a change in the basis of tariff computation on goods they are selling domestically from CEPT (Common Effective Preferential Tariff) rates on finished products to CEPT rates on raw materials.

Ecozone locators argued that the Bureau of Customs (BoC) computes the taxes on goods sold domestically based on CEPT rates on finished products.

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Cemex, SHDA ink mass housing projects tieup

(Phil. Star, Business World, June 3, 2004)

Cemex Philippines and the Subdivision and Housing developers Association (SHDA), Negros Chapter worked out a partnership in response to the President’s call to alleviate the shortage in mass housing.

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