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2013 Press Releases
Royal Dutch Shell plc supports rebuilding efforts for typhoon Haiyan victims
Royal Dutch Shell plc (the “Shell Group”) announced today that it is donating US$2.5 million, in response to the catastrophic typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan has caused massive destruction in the central Philippines.
Making a big difference to a town’s road safety
Subic town is the site where Malampaya Phase 3 (MP3) Project’s Depletion Compression Platform is being fabricated. The MP3 Project, through the Malampaya Foundation, Inc. (MFI) launched a social performance program to promote road safety in Subic town called Project KALSADA or ‘Kaligtasan sa Daan’ (Safety on the Road) to help address the problem of rampant road accidents which is the fourth leading cause of death in the Philippines according to the Philippine Department of Health. Particularly in Subic, there were over a hundred road accidents recorded in the area that involved the tricycle.
Shell cited for top ethical business practices
Gas technology leader and sustainable mobility proponent Shell is among seven companies in the Philippines that received highest ratings in ethical business practices. The recognition was given by the Makati Business Club (MBC) in cooperation with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), which established the Integrity Initiative—a private sector-led campaign that aims to strengthen ethical standards in society. It aspires for a level playing field for business, where ethical companies enjoy competitive advantage in both government and private sector transactions.
Shell cited for community relations, communications projects
Two community relations projects of Shell companies in the Philippines bagged top awards from the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) 10th Philippine Quill Awards.
Shell companies in the Philippines mobilises efforts to aid Typhoon Yolanda affected families
Shell companies in the Philippines has mobilized its retail stations and depots around the country as drop off points for all in-kind donations for victims of super typhoon Yolanda that impacted close to 10 Million families in affected regions.
Boy scouts train as junior fire marshals
Over 300 members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP)–Batangas Chapter can now proudly call themselves junior fire marshals.
Meeting of the minds with Shell Ideas360
University students challenged for game-changing ideas
Taking action for Sustainable Development
Almost 300 student delegates and Shell scholars gathered at the 3rd Shell Youth SD Congress, generating innovative ideas and productive discussions on sustainable development and future energy visions for the country.
Southeast Asia can lead the way in clean energy future
Southeast Asia, home to nearly 600 million people, has seen robust growth despite two major financial crises. Since 1990, the region has grown at an average of 9% while its urban populations have nearly doubled in the same period. Millions have been lifted from poverty.
Natural Gas: The New Trend in Power
Shell, a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology, is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, smarter infrastructure, promoting smarter use and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment, through advanced fuels and lubricants technology and unlocking sources of cleaner burning-natural gas.
Shell forum showcases energy innovations for mining sector
Innovations in fuels and lubricants are increasingly finding extensive use and application in the mining industry, as showcased at a recently held industry forum.
Malampaya Gas Project empowers women, workers
The Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project Phase 3 (MP3) has launched skills training programs in Subic for some of the most important sectors of society——women and workers on the road, particularly traffic enforcers and public utility vehicle drivers such as tricycle drivers.
Pioneering Inclusive Growth in the Philippine Natural Gas Industry
‘Inclusive growth’ has become the current buzzword. Some say it’s a myth, others say that the country is a long way from it. The Philippines’ robust economy would have made it easy to believe that middle-class comforts are now within the reach of the majority of Filipinos. Studies tell otherwise.
Malampaya Gas Project training center enhances Filipino capability to world-class standards
The Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project formally opened the Malampaya HSSE Training Center at the SITE Skills Training Center in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on Friday, September 13, 2013. The facility offers world-class trainings on Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) to equip local workers with competencies necessary to execute fabrication yard and offshore work for Malampaya Phase 3 (MP3) efficiently and with no harm to people and the environment.
Shell builds classrooms for kindergarten pupils
Shell supports AGAPP Foundation in building kindergarten classrooms in five public elementary schools in Luzon affected by typhoon Pedring in September 2011.
Shell responds to “Maring” victims
Recent tropical storm “Maring” combined with the southwest monsoon resulted in heavy rainfall and widespread flooding in 663 areas under 92 municipalities and cities all over the country. Five provinces, eight cities and nine municipalities were declared under a state of calamity, according to data from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
Shell Highlights Engine Oils’ Role in Fuel Efficiency
Across three student events held in three continents, Shell puts a spotlight on the important role of engine oils in fuel efficiency, alongside fuels and engines.
RP teams dominate 2013 Shell Eco-marathon Asia off-track awards
Philippine representative teams dominated the off-track awards of the 2013 Shell Eco-marathon Asia, garnering three citations across six categories in the renowned annual competition that challenges students from around the world to design, build, and drive vehicles that exemplify smarter mobility.
Sustainable and Systematic Social Development
PSFI’s social development programmes in Puerto Princesa have spawned success stories of educated and empowered communities
Shell Helps Improve Philippine Air Quality
By Diversifying Energy Mix And Developing New Energy Sources
Safety is a way of life in Shell
[BATANGAS CITY/AUGUST 2013] Making Shell synonymous with safety seems ironic in Batangas City where its lorry trucks painted “flammable” rumble through the streets, and its giant tanks of fuel oils and gas hug a coastline.
Manila hosts 2014 Shell Eco-marathon Asia
The stage is set for the Shell Eco-marathon Asia to be held in Manila, presented and organized by the Shell companies in the Philippines (SciP) starting next year until 2016. The renowned annual competition challenges students from around the world to design, build, and drive vehicles that exemplify smarter mobility, and to find innovative methods in addressing future energy challenges.
Road Safety Camp: Five years and counting
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) and Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) marked five years of holding the Batangas Road Safety Camp.
Special Citation for Shell’s Waste Management Programme in Pandacan
Shell in the Philippines received a Special Citation Award in the 2013 Zero Basura (Trash) Olympics (ZBO), recognising Shell’s conscientious efforts in behaviour change initiatives on proper waste disposal through its Triple B or ‘Bawas Basura sa Barangay programme.
Paying it forward through art
People express gratitude in many ways, but for former winners of the Shell National Students Art Competition, they do so as artists naturally would—by using brushes, canvasses and colors. However, this time, they are not creating their own masterpieces, but are teaching eager schoolchildren how to use these tools of their trade.
Nine student teams from across Asia recognised for designing and building outstanding vehicles of the future for Shell Eco-marathon 2013
This year, nine teams were chosen out of a field of 130 hopefuls from across Asia and the Middle East to be recognised with special Off Track awards for the annual student super mileage competition, which challenges students to design and build fuel efficient vehicles of the future.
Shell to supply LNG to power Philippines’ future growth
While Phase 2 and 3 of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project is still being completed, Shell is already looking into building a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal near its refinery in Tabangao, Batangas and is currently conducting a technical feasibility study that will look into its viability.
Shell Presents Future of Energy Through Scenarios
Shell International’s Chief Political Analyst in the Global Business Environment Team Dr Cho-Oon Khong was in Manila recently for the Shell-led New Lens Scenarios Forum, which gathered over 200 participants and stakeholders from the government, private sector, media, academe, and non-government organisations.
Beyond the canvass
Since 1951 when the Shell National Students Art Competition was launched—with a singular category of on-the-spot painting—certain divisions have been added through the decades to encourage Filipino talent in the other art forms as well. These efforts reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of art and artists, and the changing times. Today, apart from the Oil or Acrylic Painting category, there are also categories in Watercolor Painting, Sculpture, and Digital Arts.
Urging young talents to leave their mark in Philippine art history
A brief history of the Shell National Students Art Competition
CEPV New Lens Scenarios Op Ed
Firm and far-reaching policies can address the world’s resource and environmental stresses, but the window of opportunity is shrinking.
Future Energy Needs Ranked As Important As Employment and Education in New Shell Survey
Three out of four Filipinos are already taking steps to use less energy
Shell bags silver awards in prestigious 2013 UA&P Tambuli Awards
‘Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) 2012: Moving Forward with Smarter Mobility’, (advocacy category) and ‘Shell Pepeng Pasada’s Sali na S.I.R. campaign’ (Integrated Promo and Activation-Led Programme) won Silver Awards in the 2013 UA&P Tambuli Awards (7th Asia-Pacific Integrated Marketing Effectiveness and Values Awards) held at the UA&P Auditorium in Pasig City.
AIM 2013: A step up for promoting chess among the youth
A strong force of chess enthusiasts gathered for the two-day chess clinic sponsored by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation in line with its commitment to youth development.
2013 Shell art competition challenges students to leave their mark
The highly regarded, nationwide art contest that serves as a gateway for young Filipino creative talents into the major Philippine art scene is accepting entries for its 46th year.
Providing energy access to IP communities
Shell in the Philippines continues to provide energy access to far-flung areas in Palawan, Philippines with its recent donation of solar lamps to IP (indigenous people) communities. The solar lamps were earned by Shell staff volunteers as the biggest contingent in the 2012 Run for Light Marathon. This initiative will enable health volunteers and para-teachers to enhance tribal education, livelihood programme, and delivery of healthcare services such as early malaria diagnosis.
Filipino student engineers strive for smarter mobility
Philippine entries to 2013 Shell Eco-marathon Asia unveiled
Cleaner energy to power collective action of ASEAN economies
Increasing borderless transaction, falling trade barriers, and intense competition have brought about major realignment of priorities among economies of the world. Establishments of trading blocks and regional integration are fast becoming norms to attract business and promote growth.
Shell Eco-marathon Cars Showcased at Innovations Fair
(02 April 2013, Makati City) – Mind Museum visitors and exhibitors, including members of the Shell Eco-marathon student teams, experienced firsthand what Albert Einstein meant when he said: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
Mapua unveils entries to 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon Asia
(01 April 2013, Makati City) – Mapua Institute of Technology (Mapua) has unveiled its two car entries to this year’s Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia to signal the Philippines’ participation in the annual competition on energy-efficient vehicles.
Shell makes gassing up more refreshing for summer
Many Filipinos anticipate the summer as it provides the perfect setting to take some time off and go on long drives. But with the intense heat, it’s always good to have refreshments that you can share with families and friends. With this in mind, Shell aims to make summer more refreshing by offering free Coca-Cola to their customers.
Shell Pepeng Pasada Club wins an Anvil Award
Shell companies in the Philippines (SciP)’s Pepeng Pasada Club (PPC) bagged a coveted Anvil Award of Merit under the PR Program on a Sustained Basis Category in the 48th Anvil Awards conferred by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP). Shell Pepeng Pasada Club was among the elite roster of honorees, besting a total of 396 entries from top corporations, organizations, institutions and government agencies.
Shell’s Movement Against Malaria honored with an Anvil
At the recently concluded ceremony, Shell companies in the Philippines’ (SciP) Movement Against Malaria bagged a coveted Merit Award under the PR Programs on a Sustained Basis Category in the 48th Anvil Awards conferred by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.
Shell FuelSave Day bags prestigious Anvil
The Shell FuelSave Day that successfully marked a Guinness World Record for the Largest Fuel Efficiency Lesson reaped a coveted Anvil Award of Merit under the PR Tools – Special Events Category in the 48th Anvil Awards, conferred by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP). The Anvil Award is known as a symbol of excellence among Public Relations practitioners and is dubbed as the “Oscars” of local PR practice as it recognizes outstanding PR programs and tools that promote public interest, good values and genuine service to the community and society.
Shell Eco-marathon Asia bags coveted Anvil
Shell Eco-marathon Asia, one of Shell’s chief programs for its “Smarter Mobility” campaign, took home a Merit Award under the PR Programs on a Sustained Basis Category at the recently concluded 48th Anvil Awards staged by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) on March 6, 2013 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
Shell launches industry-leading marketing campaign for Shell Helix engine oil
Shell joins with Discovery Channel to test its premium motor oil, Shell Helix Ultra
New Shell scenarios sharpen focus on future for society, energy
The Hague, Feb. 28, 2013 – Shell today released new scenarios that explore two possible ways the 21st century could unfold, with dramatically different implications for society and the world’s energy system. One scenario sees cleaner-burning natural gas becoming the most important energy source globally by the 2030s and early action to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The other sees solar becoming the top source by about 2070, but with slower action to address the threat of climate change.
Philippine Science High School team tops Project Tuklas
Energy captured from walking adjudged most innovative in Shell sponsored science fair
Project Tuklas Aids Public School in Fostering Technology Innovators
(Makati City, 12 February 2013) – The student contest on innovative energy solutions dubbed Project Tuklas has boosted the role of public schools in developing future technology innovators.
Shell helps rebuild the lives of typhoon Sendong victims with Gawad Kalinga
Shell companies in the Philippines (SciP) Country Chairman Edgar Chua recently led the turn-over of 122 houses to Gawad Kalinga (GK) in Brgy Calaanan in Cagayan De Oro (CDO) City —one year after the devastation wrought by tropical storm Sendong (international name typhoon Washi) in the provinces of Northern Mindanao.
DOLE, SOPI, DSWD recognise SBSC-Manila for exemplary safety and health milestone
The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE)-Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) conferred the 2012 Safety Milestone (SMILE) Recognition Award to Shell Business Service Centre (SBSC) Manila for the centre’s commitment and effort in the effective implementation of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practices which resulted to No Lost Time Accident for 2011. The award was given recently during the 7th Safety Milestone (Smile) Recognition Programme held at the Pacific Ballroom of The Pan Pacific Manila Hotel.
Shell Anibong Terminal, Malampaya Onshore Gas Plant win prestigious DENR Award
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation and Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. were among the 18 firms which received DENR’s Official Seal of Approval, in recognition of their efforts in incorporating green policies across business operations to help protect the environment. The 18 awardees have not faced a single complaint before the DENR's Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) in the past three years.