Monthly Archives: January 2005

Holcim Phils relocates 36 families

BusinessWorld, page 32, January 31, 2005
(Similar story came out in Manila Times)

Holcim Philippines Inc. (Formerly Union Cement Corporation) in Lugait, Misamis Oriental recently led the relocation of 36 families of Angkalon farmers Association. Under a Memorandum of Agreement,… Continue reading

Cement group defends use of safeguards to protect industry

(By Marianne V. Go
The Philippine Star – January 18, 2005)

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) defended yesterday the use of safeguards to protect/support local industries facing the threat of unfair competition from the influx of cheap imports.

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Lafarge Cement Services brings joy to Child Hope Kids

(Phil. Daily Inquirer, B5, January 11, 2005)

Streetkids from makati, Pasay and Balintawak under the care of Childhope Asia enjoyed a morning Christmas Party at makati Avenue branch of McDonald’s last December 2004. the Lafarge Cement Services Inc sponsored the… Continue reading

Shipping dependent industries ailing over rising freight costs

(Published in Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Today,
Phil. Star and BusinessWorldJan 3, 2004)

The rising costs of shipping services are becoming too heavy for domestic industries, which import raw materials and spare parts, to keep afloat.

Data gathered from the Baltik-Handi Max Index (BHMI) showed prices have started to surge from June this year from about US$13,000 per day to US$22,000 per day this month. BHMI reflects the shipping services costs of handy-max size vessels with loading capacity of 40,000 DWAT to 53,000 DWAT.

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