Manila, Philippines. January 21, 2015 – Out of the 3,000 road accidents the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) recorded for the first two months of 2014 alone, almost 17% or 530 involved trucks. Knowing such accidents may have been prevented, the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP), the organization of local cement producers, recently held its 3rd annual summit entitled “Road Safety: Staying on the Right Track” in Cebu City.
The conference discussed the current best practices in road transportation management. CeMAP President Ernesto Ordoñez shares, “Over 55,000 tons of cement products are transported along our roads every day. With that much exposure on the road, we must ensure that our people and everyone else will always be on the safe side every inch of the way.”
With risks involved during transport, local cement firms employ various programs like journey and fatigue management for drivers. The companies strictly monitor and control their drivers’ working hours, offer regular health checks and drug tests, implement proper diet and exercise programs, and provide rest facilities among others. Competency testing, personnel qualification and training, regular maintenance check of transport vehicles, and emergency preparedness and response training are likewise done to ensure safety on the road.
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Dec. 18, 2014. Manila, Philippines – In one afternoon, 50 orphans at the Nayon ng Kabataan Center dashed, jumped, and played Pinoy games with volunteers from Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants. This play therapy is intended to create a play-based environment to help the kids build their mental, emotional, and social skills.
Photo above shows two Nayon kids trying to outsmart their ate and kuya (elder siblings) in Patintero, the popular Filipino game version of Tag. “I’ve truly felt the love and care of my Ates and Kuyas with their hugs. I have always wanted to see and play with them again, I’m so happy to see them back, ” said 11 year old Elvira, one of the orphans who played with the previous batch of Chevron volunteers who visited the center last year.
The event is part of CPI’s Week of Caring, a yearly volunteerism program where Chevron employees and their business partners engage in diverse activities that benefit disadvantaged communities.
Manila, Philippines. December 15, 2014 – Since a 2.7 magnitude earthquake last October, PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) has been closely watching Metro Manila’s Valley Fault System. A major earthquake caused by the Valley Fault System will impact most of the buildings and infrastructures in Metro Manila according to PHIVOLCS.
A 7.2 magnitude quake will test the safety and quality of locally manufactured cement, the main component of concrete structures, which according to the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) undergoes strict quality control and monitoring.
CeMAP, the organization of cement manufacturers in the country, ensures consistency in the production of high quality cement and spearheads the implementation of sustainable development initiatives for the local cement enterprise.
CeMAP performs a series of tests through its Cement Testing Center (CTC) in Pasig that ensures only the highest quality cement is used by contractors and builders for the booming construction industry.
CTC, the leading and most established cement-testing laboratory in the country, performs monthly physical testing and chemical analysis of samples from each of CeMAP’s member cement companies. CTC staff tests three samples direct from the plant and two samples from retailers such as hardwares nationwide. Testing is done to determine the chemical content, compressive strength, density, consistency, fineness, and other properties of cement products being sold in the market.
CeMAP President Ernesto Ordoñez shares, “CeMAP’s monthly review and rigorous analysis of the products both from the market and direct from the plant ensures consistency in the production of high quality local cement. With the stringent testing processes that we perform on these products, the consumers can trust to get safe, top quality cement with every bag they purchase.”
Aside from complying with Philippine National Standards set by government agencies, CTC also guarantees that the products they certify are at par with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)’s standard specifications.
Ordoñez further promotes the use of local cement by stressing the advantage of having a local office in addressing any issues. “If the company has a local office, any concerns can be addressed accordingly and much faster. This is impossible to do for imported cements. The proximity of the customer to the manufacturer makes the process much easier and more efficient.”
Since causing its last major earthquake in the 16th century, PHIVOLCS believes the Valley Fault System could have a major movement anytime.
Amidst this threat, CeMAP keeps the interests of local builders, property developers, and home owners in mind. Its high standard for quality assurance among members and customers’ support system serve the infrastructure needs of a growing country that lies along active tectonic plates in the Pacific.
Manila, Philippines – At least 600 seedlings of golden shower, molave, mabolo, neem and other Philippine hardwood trees were planted by volunteers from Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, at the 73-hectare Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) landfill in San Mateo, Rizal.
Chevron volunteers brought the total planted area in the MMDA landfill to 52% of the target 250,000 newly-planted seedlings, according to MMDA. The activity forms part of the MMDA and DENR’s goal of adding 10,000 seedlings to complete its target of 100,000 this year, in support of the government’s on-going National Greening Program.
Last year, Chevron volunteers went to the same landfill and planted about 270 seedlings, 90% of which have since grown taller and stronger despite Typhoon Glenda last July.
“We hope that more companies like Chevron will continue to set an example in conducting sustained tree-planting activities. This initiative is vital for the much needed rehabilitation of the landfill, which we envision to be one of the country’s finest tourist eco-parks known for its diverse flora and fauna. It also fits well in our disaster risk reduction and management plan for the whole metro,” said Poteet Morales, MMDA public relations officer.