Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tour at Cemex Plant and Re-visiting Rizal’s Place at a Glance



CEMEX’s Antipolo plant is ready to meet Luzon’s growing demand for cement

Yesterday , October 25, 2013,  Press and Media together with On-line Bloggers gone to experience how cement was being done and process on their Quarry at San Jose, Antipolo City.

One say’s that one nation is progressing when you see many building constructions within the metro or even in the remotest part of a nation. With our case the Philippines, we have seen multi structures of constructions, malls , condominiums ,  townhouses, and even houses of any types this days on every part of the country which you cannot even imagine . That’s why CEMEX has been in a long time was prepared in catching up for the technology upgrades and more alternatives other that coal just to meet the industry’s need for cement be it in bags or bulks.

The province of Rizal amply addresses cement supply for major portions of Luzon’s high-growth areas. This cement production can be attributed to CEMEX Philippines, a building solutions provider which operates its Solid Cement Plant in Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City.  

“We understand that cement demand is continuously rising,” said Sherwin San Pablo, Solid Cement Plant director. “Luzon isn’t just the biggest island in the Philippines; it is also home to plenty of thriving and rising commercial and urban areas. Therefore, there is an undeniably huge demand for cement here. And we are proud that the Solid Plant is more than capable of supporting it.”


The Solid Cement Plant centers its operational framework on sustainability and improving community welfare. The temperature is so hot on this area where coal is being grinded and heated and transformed into alternative fuels

The state-of-the-art facility uses alternative sources of energy like refuse derived fuel, raw rice husks, and waste plastics. Moreover, it will soon utilize a waste-heat process that converts heat in the kiln to electricity, which generates enough power to support 1/3 of the plant’s energy supply.
In addition to its sustainable products and processes, the cement manufacturer also promotes plant and road safety. The company has hundreds of employees working inside the plant on a daily basis. At the same time, it also has hundreds of trucks making deliveries around Luzon.
Since establishing its safety, as well as quality and environmental management systems, as early as a few years after CEMEX Philippines entered the country in 1997, Solid has been able to significantly  reduce industrial accidents and  road incidents. Moreover, safety and environmental awareness has developed into a culture that all CEMEX employees, workers or drivers carry with them even after they have clocked out from their shift.



“Everybody at CEMEX is committed to being part of nation building. So whether it is innovating and manufacturing products, supplying demand, reducing our carbon footprint and being environmentally-conscious,  or looking out for the safety of our people and those around us, we are determined to be of service to the country,” said San Pablo.


After the tour , we the Online Media Bloggers group together with the Print and TV Media have a courtesy call from Rizal’s Head of Tourism   OIC Mar B. Bacani through Cemex Official . Mr. Mar discussed about the road widening that has been done in the area, the places that is feasible to go to and even the known Hinulugang Taktak who undergoes rehabilitation and they are hoping that will be back on its normal condition.


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And we dined at Balaw Balaw in Angono where we find Filipino Style  Paella or the Budol , A rice in Bilao with viands being put in the Bilao tray.

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They have their exotic Fried Itik and Field Frogs available in fried and adobo. Its such an experience to eat this delicacy.

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 For partnerships, please contact the Public Affairs Unit and email

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