About 40,000 bags of Mabuhay brand cement were initially shipped to Capiz by a new Mindanao – based supplier to address shortage of the construction commodity in the province.
Department of Trade and Industry – Capiz Business Regulation and Consumer Welfare Division head Angelita Colmo said that the new supplier was finalized in a recent meeting of cement suppliers and retailers.
Mabuhay cement will be in addition to existing brands like Excel, Premium, Portland and Republic.
“These cement brands are supplied to four big cement retailers here. Small retailers get their supply from the big four,” Colmo noted.
The province’ average cement requirement is estimated at 325,000 bags every month due to the various supertyphoon Yolanda rehabilitation projects.
The figure is about 50 percent higher than the regular cement need provincewide.
Each bag of cement ranges from P240.00 – P245.00 from the big four retailers.