Recently, the leaders of the construction business from all over the Philippines gathered to discuss their ongoing and future projects. Organized by Cris Angels Construction and Heavy Equipment Rentals Inc., the event took place at the Villar Hall of the Villar Sipag Complex in Barangay Pulang Lupa Uno, Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 22, 2018.
The business gathering of Filipino construction industry leaders was conducted in line with the Build, Build, Build program, a project initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte that aims to increase infrastructure spending from 5.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product in the Philippines in 2017 to 7.3 percent by the end of 2022. The targeted public spending on infrastructure projects during this period is at 8 to 9 trillion pesos.
Leading the business meeting panel were Cris Angels Construction and Heavy Equipment Rentals Inc. founder and president Crisanto Rodriguez and vice president Paul Greg Mina. They were joined by their special guest Ramchand Tikamdas Ramchandani, a venture capitalist from Singapore.
Saifullezan Mohammad Yusoff, a venture capitalist from Malaysia, and Department of Interior and Local Government undersecretary Martin Diño were invited as special guests to the event. They were not able to make it but the former sent a video message for the Filipino construction business leaders.
The American Alliance Group of Companies was represented at the event by chairman Steven V. Cross, Southeast Asia president Malen Angog, vice president of bus development Sheila Mamaril, vice president of operation Revan Tio and government project director Manny Reyes. Also represented were the United Union Oil and Gas, Feccel Hauling Contractor Corp, SBC Construction, SJ Bonifacio Builders, Tri-Alliance Builders, Le Marjorie Lima Management and Kenflo Enterprise.
Oliver de la Torre, Crystal de la Torre, Melanie Reyes, Hernan Senerez and Marlon Malino represented SF Cebu Integrated Corp. while Engr. Giovanni Punzalan, Engr. Ponciano S. Dizon and Mac Tancinco represented P.S. Dizon Construction. Rey Rios and Macky Rios of Sleek Six Creative Marketing, Jerry Cesar, Menchie Cesar and Engr. Ben Solis of P-Jay Enterprises and Engr. Jojo Tanan Jr. and Engr. Roy Quiepo of SBC Construction also attended the event.
During the event, Mina signed the contract that sealed his 40 percent ownership of Cebu Port. Other special guests who witnessed the signing were William Sawal of CAC, Atty. Herminigildo R. Lopez, Danilo Fortuna, Davao City’s Path Renewable Energy Resources president Saida E. Wong and Hon. Al Ghandi Rakiin Umpa, Mayor of Iligan City.