CEMEX builds new healthcare facility for the City of Naga, Cebu
Quality healthcare delivery is at the cornerstone of empowering a productive citizenry. Putting by heart its social development mantra of “Building the Nation Together” with Filipinos, CEMEX Holdings Philippines supported the construction of the new Barangay Health Center in Barangay Tina-An in the City of Naga in Cebu. The project was spearheaded by the Tina-An Brgy. Council and the City of Naga Health Office.
The Barangay Health Center serves as a lying-in facility for expectant mothers and offers services including pre-natal consultation, children’s immunization, and anti-drug use counselling. CEMEX also hired a doctor that comes in weekly to monitor the health of local residents and provide free consultation and free medicine from the City of Naga Health Office.
Beneficiaries expressed gratitude for the health center since its turnover to the barangay early this year. According to Jocelyn Taray, head of the Barangay Health Workers, most patients are happy and thankful for the project that made healthcare more accessible to them in a spacious and clean environment. Volunteers from CEMEX cleaned up the area prior to the turnover and showcased how employees are working with the company for nation-building.
Barangay Tina-An is the home of CEMEX subsidiary APO Cement Corporation which underscored its commitment to improve health and safety in the area where it operates. CEMEX does this through the Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) of APO Cement Corporation. Aside from promoting health, SDMP also enhances livelihood, infrastructure development, and education programs in the City of Naga.
Other social development initiatives of CEMEX in Cebu include the “Bancambulansya,” or boat ambulance, housing for employees and underserved community members, and the Adopt-a-Species program for conservation, among many others.
CEMEX Philippines is the manufacturer of 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. More information about the company is available at http://www.cemexphilippines.com.