Republic Chemical Industries, Inc., makers of Pioneer Contact Bond, launches Grupo Sapatero: Dikit-Tibay, Tatak World-Class, an association of local shoemakers and manufacturers that aims to reinvigorate the Marikina shoe industry.
In partnership with Marikina Shoe Industry Development Office (MASIDO) and the local city government of Marikina City, the program will award working capital to select members of the club to help them uplift their lives.
“Republic Chemical Industries, Inc., as a leading Filipino-owned company, has always been dedicated to helping the local industry because we also believe in the quality of Filipino craftsmanship. We saw the need to support the shoemakers and manufacturers, who continue to craft dikit-tibay and tatak world-class products. They have also been doing their best to revive the glory of the Marikina shoe industry,” Camille Fernandez, Asst. Product Manager, Pioneer Contact Bond said.
Currently, the local government of Marikina has been mounting projects to help the shoe industry, through Marikina Shoe Industry Development Office (MASIDO).
“Grupo Sapatero is a big help for our local shoemakers. It also complements our projects for this sector, which has been a source of livelihood for Marikeños for decades,” Marcelino Teodoro, Marikina City Mayor said.
In the coming months, Republic Chemical Industries, Inc. will focus on giving the necessary support for the members of Pioneer Contact Bond: Grupo Sapatero. The company will also support them in crafting products through the company’s high-quality adhesives. Though, the company is also looking to extend the Grupo Sapatero to other shoemaking industries nationwide.