JDI partners with National Historical Institute to preserve and protect Philippine historical sites
February 13, 2014
Historic places give background to great stories of triumphs, conflicts and challenges only made known through history books. Just recently in Bohol, many heritage sites have sustained damage from the strong earthquake that hit the area in 2013. Most of these damages are almost irreparable. Unknown to most people, many other historical structures suffer damages as well.
From the structure’s wear-and-tear through time as an aftermath of water damage resulting to the growth of molds; influx wood-boring insects and the most common and most destructive, termite-infestation.
In 2007, Jardine Distribution Inc. (JDI) a known distribution company and Osmose Protim, the maker of Solignum wood preservatives, formed a partnership with the National Historical Institute (NHI) to protect the heritage structures from damages caused by termites. Last January 24, JDI and NHI further capitalized on this partnership by joining hands in restoring the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini located at PUP Sta. Mesa.
As part of the repair and restoration done to the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Solignum Interior wood preservative was applied to the wooden structures to prevent a new termite infestation. Apart from donating Solignum for the site’s restoration, JDI also trained the NHI curators on total termite solutions.
“Our historical sites are tangible reminders of our identity as Filipinos. They re-tell stories of heroism and love for country that will inspire future generations of Filipinos. Because of their invaluable historical and cultural value, JDI has committed itself to help in their protection and preservation,” said Edwin Hernandez, President and General Manager of Jardine Distribution.
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