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Republic Cement holds women’s health program in Pasig

Republic Cement PR Team | August 17, 2018

Republic Cement Services, Inc. partnered with ready-mix contractor Dee Concrete, Inc./Premier Ready-Mix, Inc. for Lusog Tibay Women’s Health Day. The program focused on reproductive health for the women of Brgy. Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

Republic Cement Services, Inc. seeks to raise awareness on crucial issues concerning women’s health like cervical and breast cancers, two of the leading causes of death in the Philippines, HIV, and family planning.

More than being a company that helps build strong and reliable structures, we want to build the nation one community at a time. We can start by empowering our citizens, especially the women who take care of their families.

–Nabil Francis
President
Republic Cement Services, Inc.

Held on August 2, 2018, the event welcomed about 250 women at the multi-purpose hall and livelihood center of the oldest and biggest barangay in Pasig. Women make up 55% of Pinagbuhatan’s population of 170,000, making women’s health an important focus to the community.

“During the event, we have found out that cervical cancer is really not well-known in PH. One of our beneficiaries, an 18-year old mother of a 6-month old infant is not familiar with pap smear so she grabbed the opportunity to be screened for free. We are very glad to be of service,” said Elizabeth Dee, Vice President for Sales of Dee Concrete Inc./Premier Ready-Mix, Inc.

Implementing partners of this CSR event are France-Philippines United Action (FPUA) and Friendlycare Foundation.