PHOTO L-R: Granting of the Silver Anvil Award to Pioneer Adhesives, Inc. with Norman Agatep, one of the jurors, PR practitioner; Lhara Urquiola, Events Director of Theme Active; Camille M. Fernandez, Pioneer Adhesives Inc.’s Asst. Product Manager; Ritchie Pascual, Pioneer Adhesives Inc’s. Group Product Manager; Jika Dalupan, former president of PRSP; and Owen Cammayo, chairman of the 53rd Anvil Awards and PRSP Board Director.

Pioneer Adhesives, Inc. attained another milestone as they bag the Silver Anvil Award in the 53rd Anvil Awards happened on March 23, 2018, recognizing their community outreach program “Grupo Sapatero” under the Public Relations Programs directed at Specific Stakeholders category.


Grupo Sapatero was honored for its endeavor of revitalizing the local shoe industry in the Philippines, which has been facing a decline in their business caused by the evident surge of cheaper and foreign footwear products in the market. This program was initiated not only to give assistance to its members, but also give free training and workshops, focuses on its two primary stakeholders: local shoemakers and the store owners. Grupo Sapatero was founded by Pioneer Contact Bond, a toluene-free all purpose contact cement with industrial strength intending to be the product choice for shoe repair as well as manufacturing of world class footwear.

Anvil Awards is annually presented by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) to recognize country’s outstanding public relations programs, tools and practitioners.

About Pioneer Adhesives, Inc.

Pioneer Adhesives, Inc. is a Filipino-owned manufacturing and distribution company, a leader in the marketplace of adhesives, sealants and coatings in the country, which is also present in Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia. They are best known with their famous brands like Pioneer Epoxies, Mighty Bond and Pioneer Pro construction chemicals. To learn more about Pioneer Adhesives Inc., visit, or email

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