Real Steel Corporation shares Christmas joy to Simonians

SAN SIMON -- The Real Steel Corporation (RSC) extended Christmas cheers to hundreds of Simonians here through a simple gift-giving ceremony held inside the smelting plant on Wednesday, December 20.

RSC General Manager Melody Arellano and Human Resource Officer Pamela Gomez led the distribution of gift packs to more than 500 local government employees, members of a non-government organization and residents of three barangays here.

Gomez said that members of the San Simon Lingap Pamilyang OFW, local policemen, firemen, barangay health workers and residents of Barangays San Juan, Sta. Monica and San Isidro served as the beneficiaries of the first-ever gift-giving activity of the smelting plant.

“Since it is season of giving, Real Steel Corporation decided to extend our little resources to residents here who have been a great host to us since we started business here,” she said, adding that the activity is the plant owner’s way of giving back to the community.

Gomez stressed that the activity is the first of the many planned gift-giving activities not only this holiday season, but the whole-year round as way of its corporate-social responsibility.

Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Melchor Tayag, who witnessed the activity, lauded the management of RSC for continuously extending its helping hands to the people of San Simon.

He disclosed that several barangays have been benefitting from the activities organized by the smelting plant such as medical missions, feeding programs, and canals and waterways cleaning, among others.

“It does not only comply with all the environment and employee concerns, but also generously shared its resources to the people of San Simon,” he said.

Town Councilor Glenn Yabut, for his part, stressed that RSC must serve as an example and model plant to other industrial establishments along Quezon Road which mostly faced controversies recently.

He added that he is looking into possible recognition from the Sangguniang Barangay for all the assistance and efforts it shared to the local government, the parish church and the residents.

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