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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.

Through the Movement Against Malaria’s Biyahe ng Kulambo advocacy campaign against the deadly malaria disease, 680,118 innovative insecticide treated mosquito nets were distributed; 1,360,236 beneficiaries’ lives were transformed; 2,000 health service providers were trained and 9,300 malaria cases were treated. Moreover, the advocacy gained the support of the government executives in the 40 malaria-endemic provinces in the Philippines to invest in local malaria control programs.

Movement Against Malaria is run by Shell’s social investment arm, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) with the aim to eradicate, prevent and control malaria in the 40 malaria-endemic provinces in the country. Aside from the recent Anvil recognition, Movement Against Malaria also received an Award of Excellence in the Concern for Health Category in the 9th Asian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards, Asia’s premier awards program on corporate social responsibility; an Excellence Award in PRSP’s 46th Anvil Awards; and a United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Warrior Award from the UN Millennium Development Campaign. Moreover, through the efforts of Movement Against Malaria, the Philippines achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases in 2011.

A symbol of excellence, the annual Anvil Awards conferred by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) gathers the cream of public relations programs and tools that promote goodwill and genuine service to people leading towards national development and unity.

“We at Shell are much honored to receive this prestigious award. Indeed, the Anvil Awards has always motivated us to pursue excellence in advancing sustainable and ground-breaking PR practices geared towards nation-building,” said SciP Social Investment Manager Jackie Ampil on receiving the Anvil trophy.

Movement Against Malaria’s Biyahe ng Kulambo is one of the five Shell companies in the Philippines programs recognized with an Anvil Award of Merit. The other Shell programs honored include Shell Pepeng Pasada Club, Shell Eco-marathon Asia, Shell Young Eco-Savers and Shell FuelSave Day – Guinness World Record for Largest Fuel Efficiency Lesson.

This year’s selection process had been most stringent, as the entries totaled to a record-breaking 396, but only 138 made it to the distinguished list of winners.

This “Oscars” of Public Relations in the Philippines was held on March 6, 2013 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Movement Against Malaria Anvil Award

(l-r) Receiving the Anvil trophies are Shell Upstream Communications Manager Paulo Gavino, NGO & Stakeholder Relations Manager Suiee Suarez, Shell Spokesperson Mich Villar, PSFI Executive Director Edgardo Veron Cruz, Shell Social Investment Manager Jackie Ampil, Fuels Local Implementer Vanessa Ejercito, Marketing Delivery Manager Steff Cua and Country Internal Communications Manager Ron Jabal.

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