Samsam visits Taiheiyo, lauds company for social development programs
CEBU First District Representative Gerald Anthony "Samsam" Gullas Jr. visited the manufacturing plant of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) as well the mining and port operations of Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC) in San Fernando town, southern Cebu.
He expressed gratitude for the social development programs done by both companies.
TCPI plant manager Kazuhiko Ichizawa accompanied Gullas during the two-hour visit.
SEDC director and chief technical adviser Hiroyuki Sakakibara and TCPI vice president for administration Shigeki Koide joined as they brought Gullas to the SEDC limestone quarry in Tonggo.
They then led the young congressman to the kiln, central control room and quality testing laboratory at the plant, and later pro- ceeded to the wharf to observe the handling of cement bags for distribution to various points in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Taiheiyo and SEDC’s social development management programs included livelihood projects for barangays South and North Poblacion, Magsico, Pandataran, Tonggo and Tinubdan, and the continuation of trainings for barangay health workers./
Solid Earth Development Corp. director Hiroyuki Sakakibara explains how the finished products are shipped out at the port.