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Holcim Philippines has been a steadfast partner of Habitat Philippines in building and empowering communities. (Holcim photo)

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Holcim Philippines, Inc. forged a commitment to support Habitat for Humanity Philippines’ socialized housing projects Friday, September 3. 

In a virtual agreement signing, Holcim Philippines committed to providing 68,800 bags of cement to construct homes and community facilities under the Bignay Maunlad Socialized Housing Project in Valenzuela City and the San Carlos Housing Project in Negros Occidental. These housing projects will benefit over 500 low-income families. 

Present at the MOA signing were Holcim Philippines senior vice president and chief sustainability officer Zoe Sibala, vice president and head of communications Cara Ramirez, and Habitat Philippines chief operating officer Lili Fuentes. 

“Our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live aligns with Holcim Philippines’ goal to build greener, smarter, and sustainable communities,” said Fuentes.

“This partnership is a testament to how working together for the same purpose can intensify our efforts and multiply our impact.”

“We are grateful to partner with Holcim Philippines in improving the lives of Filipino families through housing,” she stressed.

Holcim Philippines has been a steadfast partner of Habitat Philippines in building and empowering communities.

In 2017, Holcim Philippines donated 142 tons of cement to help construct 47 houses for the Matigsalug-Manobo Tribe at the Marilog District, Davao City.

The company also donated over P100,000 to distribute hygiene and sanitation kits to families affected by Typhoon Rolly in the Bicol Region.

 “We are excited to continue supporting Habitat Philippines in constructing decent and resilient homes for Filipinos,” said Sibala.

“Putting up affordable homes is a key focus area in our commitment help build progress in the country.”

Sibala said the partnership with Habitat will “help us better understand how we can make a bigger impact in constructing these homes through our expertise innovative and sustainable building materials.” (PR)

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