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CEMEX enhances weather, disaster preparedness

(L-R) CEMEX Philippines Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director Chito Maniago, CEMEX Logistics Director Michael Martin Teotico, WPF General Manager Celso Caballero III, and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Assistant Vice President for Business Development Jay Fernandez during the contract signing


Global building solutions expert CEMEX seeks to fortify its Philippine operations with disaster preparedness, benefiting as well the local communities it operates in.

CEMEX has recently inked an agreement with the WeatherPhilippines Foundation (WPF) and its strategic partner from Europe for the installation of Automated Weather Station (AWS) units in its key business sites across the country. WPF is a non-profit organization that provides accurate localized weather forecasts using the latest meteorological technology and devices. 

Six shipping terminals of CEMEX located at the APO Port in Naga, Cebu; Iloilo Commercial Port Complex in Western Visayas; Manila Terminal in Navotas; Solid Plant in Tagbac, Rizal; Barangay Simlong in Batangas; and Barangay Tibungco in Davao have been identified as key installation sites for WPF’s weather stations.

According to Michael Martin Teotico, logistics director of CEMEX Philippines, the move will help the company’s port and logistics group in better managing offshore dispatch to ensure that CEMEX’s cement products will be delivered to intended recipients on time and in excellent condition.

CEMEX’s investment in weather technology is part of its commitment to ensuring product quality— managing humidity and other climate-related factors that may adversely affect the reliability and performance of its products. 

Most importantly, the move is one of CEMEX’s corporate social responsibility efforts in aiding localized disaster preparedness and, subsequently, disaster relief or rehabilitation. “This will allow us to share weather information gathered from the AWS units to the nearby communities, so local government units as well as the local folks can better use it for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation,” added Teotico. 

CEMEX is extending Gold Sponsorship to WPF’s operations in the six identified sites, also covering the installation of the necessary equipment and infrastructure, and the upkeep over a period of ten years. Data gathering will include information on temperature and humidity, global radiation, pressure, wind speed and direction, and rain gauge.

Actual installation of the weather stations in CEMEX sites is targeted for completion in time for the start of the rainy season this year.

“We’re really excited about this partnership with CEMEX,” stated WPF General Manager Celso Caballero III. “CEMEX’s support is very important. Because of our donors, we now have enough funds to allow us to purchase all the weather equipment we need to install, and afterwards run and operate for the next 10 years.”


CEMEX Philippines is the manufacturer of the only eco-labeled cement brands in the country including Island Portland Cement, Palitada King, Rizal Portland Super, Rizal Masonry Cement, APO Portland Premium, APO Portland Cement, APO Masonry Cement, and APO Pozzolan. For more information, please log on to or for partnerships, please contact the Public Affairs Unit and email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CLFI Kicks-off Nationwide Alternative Learning Program


“ALS the means, ALS the goals! Alternative Learning System as the means to realize the goals which are Academics, Livelihood and Spiritual or Social enhancement.”

This is how Atty. Cesar Vidal, Executive Director of Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc. (CLFI), started his speech on the Nationwide Alternative Learning Program partnership with DepEd during its pilot launching at Nagpayong Elementary School in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig last July 14.

The DepEd-Cebuana Lhuillier ALS Community Learning Center is one of the flagship programs of CLFI that aims to make a difference for ALS learners nationwide by assisting DepEd in acquiring teaching equipment and reproduced modules with a total amount of two million pesos for 16 chosen centers across the country.

Mr. Miko Jimenez, Cebuana Lhuillier’s Chief Operations Officer, stressed the program’s importance. With this project, he expects the less fortunate to have an avenue for schooling for their successful future.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ponciano Menguito, OIC of the Office of the Assistant Regional Director of DepEd NCR challenged the learners to acknowledge the importance of exerting effort in education.

“You yourselves should be responsible to realize your dreams and ambition,” he said.

As the program ended, Mr. Jimenez, Atty. Vidal and Mr. Felix Contapay, Regional Manager of Cebuana Lhuillier Region 1, conversed with the out of school youths and promised their assistance especially on the livelihood of these students.


The Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. is the corporate social responsibility arm of the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, which manages the country’s leading pawnshop, Cebuana Lhuillier. The Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation was founded in 2000 by Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier.

Job Opening: Finance and Admin Supervisor for Philex Group Foundation





Certified Public Accountant


The position handles the Administrative and Finance function of the Foundation. This includes managing and coordinating the activities of the Foundation with Padcal as well maintaining a separate recording of the books of the Foundation.



1. Coordinate the activities of the Foundation with Padcal and the Pasig office

2. Assist the Executive Director in the accreditation process.

3. Assist the Executive Director in framing the business framework and monitoring the business transactions of the various social investments

4. Prepare materials and data needed for the reports of the Foundation

5. Do other duties as may be required by the Executive Director.


6. Responsible for the recording and finance management of the Foundation’s funds

7. Responsible for preparing the financial report to the Board and accrediting agencies

8. Responsible for preparing financial reports to the partners of the Foundation

9. Responsible for the recording of donations and issuance of certificates of donation to donors and other partners


a) Certified Public Accountant; MBA a plus

b) Shows interest in working for a social development organization

c) Shows willingness to grow in the organization

d) Demonstrated knowledge on rules pertaining to the donations and governing tax rules for non-profits

e) Working knowledge of Excel, specifically on financial data

f) At least one year experience in administrative and bookkeeping functions

g) Familiar with the documentary and financial requirements for accreditation


Interested applicants may contact:

Gloria Batac
Philex Group Foundation, Inc.
Address: #27 Brixton Street, Pasig City
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mobile No.: (0947) 9960396
Office No.: (02) 631-1381 to 88 local 485

Four schools benefit in simultaneous P1M Chevron Brigada Eskwela

MANILA, Philippines– Termite-infested walls, leaky ceilings, rusted roofs, faulty electrical outlets and dilapidated bathrooms. These were some of the conditions that 132 volunteers consisting of employees and contractors from Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, and Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI), a pioneer multi-functional shared services center, tackled on a simultaneous Brigada Eskwela effort in Laurel and Bayanan Elementary School in Batangas, San Agustin Elementary School in La Union and Tandayag Elementary School in Negros Oriental.

Chevron donated over P1 million in materials and skilled labor for the four schools. The volunteers logged a total of 761 man-hours toiling alongside 161 students, parents, teachers and barangay officers. As a result, 1,851 students and 62 teachers will utilize safe, clean, refurbished and repainted classroom for this school year.


“Chevron brings to life the ‘bayanihan’ spirit. The support that we have received from Chevron will ensure that our facilities are in sturdy and safe condition,” said Christopher Dalisay, principal of Laurel Elementary School.            

About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 750 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at

PCNC Accreditation of East-West Seed Foundation, Inc.

We at East-West Seed Foundation, Inc. are pleased to announce that we have recently been accredited by the Philippine Council for Non-Government Organization Certification (PCNC) last June 17, 2014.

The accreditation marked a significant milestone for the foundation as it quest for continuing growth on its cause for the service of Filipino children and farmers. Achieving accreditation by PCNC is proof that we have met the thorough standards for a "seal of good housekeeping". Being relatively new foundation, the accreditation will strengthen our commitment to provide the highest level of quality service to urban and rural Filipinos on improving nutrition, and improve productivity and income of vegetable farmers.

We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation, and intend to consistently sustain our vision of proper nutrition for every Filipinos through improved vegetable consumption; and where farmers are economically and socially empowered to provide themselves and their families a better quality of life.


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