Pasay City, Philippines – AboitizLand’s industrial development Cebu Industrial Park Developer’s Inc. (CIPDI) bag The Outstanding Community Projects Award at the 17th Philippine Economic Zone Association (PEZA) Anniversary and Investors’ Recognition Night at the World Trade Center at Pasay City.
President Benigno Aquino with PEZA Director-General Lilia de Lima awarded the said honor to AboitizLand President and CEO Andoni Aboitiz with Industrial Business Unit Assistant Vice-President Eduardo Pebenito and CIPDI General Manager Joseph Michael Santos.
|President Benigno Aquino and PEZA General-Manager Lilia de Lima awarded to AboitizLand CEO and President Andoni Aboitiz The Outstanding Community Project Awards to Cebu industrial Park Developer’s Inc. for its commendable pro-community initiatives at Balamban.|
The Outstanding Community Projects Award is “given to a developer that has strengthened its relationship with the community through programs, services, or projects which helped the community through various initiatives with substantial effects.”
“We are very honored to have been recognized for this award considering that we had to compete with 258 other economic zones all over the country. The celebration for this award also becomes more fitting and relevant especially that this is CIPDI's 20th year of existence. Indeed for CIPDI, pursuit of world-class competency is equally paramount in protecting the environment and addressing the social needs of Balamban,” said CIPDI General Manager Joseph Michael Santos.
Santos is grateful with the good collaboration CIPDI has with different sectors of the Balamban community. He added that “more than the recognition of the unfaltering CIPDI initiatives, what is most rewarding is the strong partnership and ties with Balamban built because of various initiatives. He quipped, “The rise and increase of the spirit of volunteerism among Balambenos is already rewarding.”
For twenty years, CIPDI has been consistently nurturing the Balamban community which includes annual Brigada Eskwela, Community and School Donations, Sports Outreach and even Emergency Rescue Team Competition apart from their unwavering environmental activities such as annual Coastal Cleanup and Mangrove Planting Activities.
Aside from The Outstanding Community Projects Award, other awards include Outstanding Exporters, Outstanding Employers, Outstanding Environmental Performers, Hall of Fame Award, Billionaires Award, and the PEZA Golden Achievement Award.
Cebu Industrial Park Developer’s Inc. (CIPDI) manages the West Cebu Industrial Park located in the western coast of Balamban, Cebu. It currently houses medium to heavy industries, particularly for shipbuilding and allied activities including Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu, Inc. (THICI) and its affiliates, as well as Air Liquide Pipeline & Utilities, Austal, Balamban Enerzone Corporation (BEZ), City Savings Bank, Globe Telecom, K & A Metal Industries, Linde Group, Mactan Rock Industries, Inc. (MRI), Metaphil International, Inc., and ThreeSixty Pharmacy.
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority is a government agency commissioned to facilitate the business operations of investors in export-oriented manufacturing and service facilities inside selected areas throughout the country. (PR)