Holcim Philippines welcomes Tatak Pinoy Act

Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. praised the government’s efforts to strengthen domestic industries by prioritizing high-quality, locally-produced materials in state projects highlighted by the recent passage of the Tatak Pinoy Act.

Signed by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on Feb. 26, the Tatak Pinoy Act or Republic Act 11981 aims to spur innovation among Philippine industries to be more competitive in the local and global markets. Principally authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, Tatak Pinoy includes a provision that gives priority and preference for Philippine-made products in government procurement for 10 years.

Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: “We thank the government for this measure to reinvigorate domestic manufacturers which play a critical role in building progress in the country. This greatly complements our drive for sustainability and innovation at Holcim Philippines to provide local partners and the government world-class solutions for building greener, smarter and for all. We look forward to the implementation of the Tatak Pinoy Act which will help Holcim Philippines strengthen its contributions to national development through our innovative and locally-produced building materials, high-quality jobs for our communities, taxes for the government, and social impact programs for our neighbors.” 

Holcim Philippines has consistently demonstrated its commitment to making a positive impact while growing its business. In 2023, the company launched new blended cements with lower environmental footprint while delivering excellent building performance. It accelerated digitalization across operations for greater resource efficiency highlighted by a 12% reduction in freshwater withdrawals. Holcim Philippines also reused more than a million tons of wastes as alternative fuels and raw materials to lower consumption of virgin natural resources and help local government and industrial partners avoid landfilling.

Alongside this, Holcim Philippines operations sites were recognized nationwide by host local governments for supporting state programs through taxes with its plants in Davao City and Bacnotan, La Union awarded as top taxpayers on March 15 and Feb. 29, respectively.

In January, the company opened the Holcim Innovation Hub in its Davao plant allowing Filipinos to virtually access the range of cutting-edge building solutions being developed at the research and development center of the Holcim Group in Lyon, France. It also launched the Holcim Concrete Quality League, which seeks to strengthen collaboration and knowledge-sharing on concrete among the country’s top builders.