Monthly Archives: February 2008

Holcim notes increase in sustainable building projects in RP

(Published in Business Mirror, A7- February 19, 2008)

ZURICH-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (HFSC) noted the increase in trend in implementing sustainable building projects in the Philippines and various developing countries in Southeast Asia due to heightened awareness on climate change.

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CEMEX adopts Mainit Elementary School

Mainit Elementary School signs on as the next beneficiary of CEMEX Philippines Foundation’s EQUIP (Education Towards Quality and Improved Performance) Program. Present at the MOA signing were (from left) Mainit ES head teacher III Teodora Selloria, APO plant director Paul… Continue reading

Safest Cement Plant

(Philippine Start, B2 – February 17, 2008)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has named Lafarge associated plants as the ‘safest’ and ‘most efficient cement plants’ in separate awards bestowed under the government agency’s annual Don Emillo Abello… Continue reading

Traversing the borderless corporate world

(By Edu Lopez, published in Manila Bulletin, B-11 – February 15, 2008)

When Samir Cairae graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India in 1988, most of his classmates went to the United States to join the growing number of Hindu-Americans in the technology sector.

But for some reasons, Samir did not jump on the bandwagon to America.

Instead, he left for France to seek his fortune in the country whose history, culture, art and architecture had always fascinated him.

When be got to France, the engineer found himself enjoying a full scholarship at the premiere French business school, the Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris where he also learned to speak French.

Samir’s management and technology education were put to test in 1992 when he joined Sehlumbcrgcr, the world’s largest oilfields corporation.

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Taiheiyo Cement build key airports in Visayas

MAJOR infrastructure projects in the Visayas and Mindanao have been built exclusively using the New Grand Portland Cement manufactured by Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) in San Fernando, Cebu.

Among those now being used by the public is the New Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental that started operations only last Jan. 18, disclosed George Uy, marketing senior manager of TCPI.

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International contest for sustainable contruction projects

(Pride of Place by Augusto Villalon, published in Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 11, 2008)

THE SECOND HOLCIM AWARDS competition to promote sustainable construction worldwide is now open. Entries in the competition an be submitted until Feb. 29 to

The prize money for the five regional competitions and the global awards toils US$2 million.

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