The Republic Cement Bulacan Plant opened its much-celebrated #PaskuhanSaRepublic to the public last December 02, 2019. Located between Minuyan, Bigte, Republic, and Curvada, the Tricycle Operators & Drivers Association (MBRC—TODA) and the Bulacan Plant Dispatch Station Office, the Paskuhan Sa Republic Park showcased recycled materials from the Bulacan Plant Operations. Ninety percent of the materials used in the Paskuhan Sa Republic were recycled, ranging from the old tires, dust filter bags, dilapidated wooden pallets, wooden cable reels, and filter bag cages, used styrofoam used for RDF, and old Christmas décor. Excess construction trimmings such as plywood and steel bars as well as the bark of old trees and twigs were also used to build the various structures and Christmas décor throughout the park.
“The Annual #PaskuhanSaRepublic Park was another milestone for the Bulacan Plant. This initiative will create more socio-economic opportunities for our partner host community,” shares Bulacan Plant Manager Warlito Jaque.
The Paskuhan sa Republic Park is an initiative of our #TibayNgSamahangRepublic Employee Engagement Program. This is one of the collaborative initiatives from our Community Relations team, the Bulacan Plant Employee Association, and our Community Officials.
The Paskuhan sa Republic Lightning Ceremony was officiated by the Honorable Local Executives. Present at the lighting ceremony was Mayor Alfredo “Fred” Germar, Vice Mayor Rolando Boyet Santos, members of the Norzagaray Municipal Council including Councilors Zosimo Cruz, Rolando Rondael, Lucy Espiritu and Abby Reyes, and Minuyan Barangay Captain Marcelo Marcial together with his Minuyan Barangay Council members Xyrus Silvestre and Marilou Ribac.
About 2000 people attended the opening ceremony of the #PaskuhanSaRepublic. Barangay Officials of Minuyan assisted by providing Barangay Tanod to help manage the traffic. The Park was open every 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM from, December 2, 2019 to January 3, 2020.
“Honored to be invited by the management of Republic Cement–Bulacan Plant for the ceremonial Lightning of #PaskuhanSaRepublic. Thank you for inspiring Barangay Minuyan and the rest of Norzagaray,” shared Mayor Fred Germar.
During the lighting ceremony, guests were serenaded by the Birhen Dela Flores choir and were treated to a fireworks display. Every Friday Night, there were also performances from different choir groups from around Norzagaray as well as a fireworks display. Visitors to the Park enjoyed many attractions, including:
For guests’ safety and security, the park rules were put on clear display with tarpaulins posted in different areas of the park. Norzagaray Red Cross volunteers provided first aid services to ensure the safety of our guests, 24/7 security personnel were deployed to secure the park, and janitorial personnel ensured that the park remained clean and presentable. Public toilets were also made available at the MRBC-TODA, the Dispatch Station 1 Drivers Lounge, and at the Republic Cement Basketball Court.