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Shell helps Anibong communities

Shell distributed 1,100 solar lamps and 63 boats to residents of two barangays in Anibong, Tacloban.
The ceremonial turnover of the solar lamps was attended by (L-r) Shell Retailer Garry Go, Social Investment Manager Jackie Ampil, Barangay 69 Chairman Noel Tabao, Shell Anibong Terminal Manager Francis Aling, Tacloban City First Councilor Cristina Romualdez, Retail Terminal Manager for Leyte, Samar, and Biliran Joan Villaflores, and Shell Retailer Richard Lee.

After the super typhoon Yolanda barrelled through Central Visayas, global leader in power, energy, and gas technology Shell engaged in continuous relief and rehabilitation efforts for the victims. As part of Shell’s rehabilitation phase of the Yolanda assistance programme, fishing boats and solar lamps turnover activity for Anibong depot communities and the Yolanda rehab programme, fishing boats and solar lamps turnover activity for Anibong depot communities and the Yolanda rehab programme launch were held on July 1 & 2, 2014 at the Shell Anibong Depot in Tacloban, Leyte.

Shell, in coordination with various government agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, City Mayor’s office, and Barangays 69 and 70 officials, distributed 1,100 solar lamps to families in the barangays including 22 of the 63 boats to fishermen, to help them recover from the devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda.

We’re very thankful to Shell for giving us solar lamps. This will be very helpful in lighting our homes since we still don’t have electricity.

Renato Likit, 28, resident of Brgy. 70
(L-R) Shell Social Investment Manager Jackie Ampil, Barangay 69 Chairman Noel Tabao, Tacloban City first councilor Cristina Romualdez, Shell Anibong Terminal Manager Francis Aling, Retail Terminal Manager for Leyte, Samar, and Biliran Joan Villaflores, Shell Anibong Relief Terminal Operations Admin Samson Carlos, Shell Anibong Terminal Operations Admin Arwen Morales, and Shell Retailers Garry Go and Richard Lee.

Tacloban City first councilor Cristina Romualdez and Atty. Irene Chiu of the City Mayor’s office graced both turnover activities.

“Your donation has a very big impact to the community. A number of individuals and families will benefit from these motorized boats and solar lamps provided by Shell,” said Romualdez.

Javier added that masonry, carpentry, welding, small appliance repair, and other basic skills are the possible livelihood training programmes to be provided, but priority is on relocation of residents who are willing to be transferred.

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