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TOKYO, Japan (Tuesday, June 14, 2016) — Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (TCC), the mother company of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) that operates in Cebu island, took part in the observance and 118th celebration of Philippine independence at the country’s embassy here.
TCC officials led by President Shuji Fukuda witnessed the ceremonies and participated in the activity officiated by the Philippine ambassador to Japan, His Excellency Manuel M. Lopez, yesterday (as June 12 was a Sunday).
It was on June 12, 1898 in Cavite II el Viejo (Kawit, Cavite) when Filipino revolutionary general Emilio Aguinaldo raised the Philippine flag after he proclaimed sovereignty of the Philippine islands from the colonial rule of Spain.
Meanwhile, the Philippines and Japan have over the years been in a close-knit relationship, supportive with each other in commerce and industry as well as in cultural traditions, respecting each other’s diversity.
In fact, TCC operates in the country a cement manufacturing facility through TCPI in San Fernando for close to 16 years now, supplying cement products in Cebu and nearby provinces.
From an annual production of 1.4 million metric tons until 2015, TCPI is expected to produce 2.4 million tons of cement products this year, about nine percent of 24 million tons of cement the county consumed last year.
This is made possible as the TCC affiliate here started last December the operations of its eighth finish mill, an investment of P663 million. The facility now produces 128 tons per hour, increasing TCPI’s production capacity by 70 percent.
TCPI further invested P270 million to double the capacity of its port facilities now operated by Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC), also its supplier for minerals needed to manufacture cement as Grand Portland, Grand Pozzolan, Grand Premium and Grand Masonry.