Holcim Philippines reaps seven Quill Awards


Holcim Philippines Vice President for Corporate Communications and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines Chairman Ritzi Ronquillo (leftmost) presents three of the seven awards for communication excellence won by the company in the 2015 Philippine Quill Awards. With her are Holcim Philippines’s Corporate Communications and Davao Corporate Social Responsibility teams.

Holcim Philippines, Inc. bagged seven Philippine Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines for communication excellence of the company’s programs for its various stakeholders. The event took place on March 9 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila.

Holcim Philippines’s Employee Communication Program covering the employee town hall meeting Business Briefing, internal news tools The Marker, Newsbreak, and Holcim TV won an Excellence Award and was a finalist for the Top Award in the communication management division.

Merit Awards were also given to these Holcim Philippines programs: 2013 Annual Report, Camp Isko-likasan, Holcim-Don Bosco Cement Technician Scholarship Program, Operational Net Promoter System, Sustainable Construction Initiative for Typhoon Pablo Survivors and Talent Acquisition Program.

The Philippine Quill is one of the most coveted awards in the country in the field of business communication. It is awarded annually by the IABC Philippines to organizations for their excellent use of communication to achieve business goals.

Communication experts and seasoned practitioners in the country, serving as judge-evaluators for the Quill, selected the awardees from over 600 entries using the stringent seven-point global scoring system for communication excellence.

The company also conferred the first Holcim Philippines Special Award for Sustainability on the outstanding student communication initiative that advocates and supports sustainability. It was awarded to the documentary by Colegio de San Juan de Letran students titled “Tahan Na” on the essence of family focusing on SOS Village in Lipa, Batangas.

IABC Philippines is the country chapter of the San Francisco, California-based IABC, one of the largest business communication organizations in the world with some 14,000 member-professionals in over 70 countries.