French Ambassador to the Philippines Leads PSE Bell Ringing for Lafarge Republic, Inc.

French Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Gilles Garachon led the bell-ringing ceremony at the Philippine Stock Exchange to celebrate the finalization of the name change from Republic Cement Corporation to Lafarge Republic, Inc. Also present at the ceremony were (from left to right): Lafarge Cement Services (Philippines) Inc. (LCPSI) VP-Communications Cirilo Pestaño; PSE Directors Alejandro Yu and Edgardo Lacson; French Trade Commission Head, Mr. Gilles Vernet; Ambassador Garachon; PSE Chairman Jose Pardo; LCSPI President Don Lee; LRI President Renato Sunico; LCSPI Communications Manager Myle Macalam; EON Inc. President and COO Leana Farrales-Carmona; and PSE COO Roel Refran.


Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 68,000 employees in 64 countries, Lafarge posted sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2011.

For the second year in a row, Lafarge ranked amongst the top-10 of 500 companies evaluated by the “Carbon Disclosure Project” in recognition of their strategy and actions against global warming. With the world’s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.  

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