Top building solution company Holcim Philippines, Incorporated is donating 68,800 bags of general purpose cement to be used by the Habitat for Humanity Philippines in constructing housing projects to 500 low-income families in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental and Valenzuela City.
Chief Development Officer Lala Baldelovar of Habitat for Humanity Philippines in a press statement said that this is in commitment of Holcim Philippines to help build decent, affordable, and sustainable homes for Filipino families.
She said that that they recently held a virtual agreement signing of memorandum of agreement with Holcim Philippines, who pledge continued support in their Bignay Maunlad Socialized Housing Project in and the San Carlos Housing Project in Negros Occidental.
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.
Fuentes said that their vision is for a world where everyone has a decent place to live aligns with that of Holcim Philippines’ goal to build greener, smarter, and sustainable communities.
She said that this partnership is a testament to how working together for the same purpose can intensify our efforts and multiply our impact, adding that, they are grateful to partner with Holcim Philippines
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 and also donated over P100,000 to distribute hygiene and sanitation kits to families affected by Typhoon Rolly in the Bicol Region.
For their part, Sibala said they are excited to continue supporting Habitat Philippines in constructing decent and resilient homes for Filipinos and Putting up affordable homes is a key focus area in our commitment help build progress in the country. “This partnership will help us better understand how we can make a bigger impact in constructing these homes through our expertise innovative and sustainable building materials,” Sibala said.*