Covid-19 latest updates
May 31, 2020
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- Updated : May 31, 2020 17:59
Shell Response to the COVID-19 Situation
Shell’s bayanihan efforts help livelihoods, Filipinos stay strong amid COVID-19 crisis. Uncertain times may challenge a nation. But if the Filipino spirit of bayanihan has proven anything, it remains the hope that fuels each member of the community to stay strong and keep lending a hand.
Shell companies in the Philippines witnessed this same spirit in each of the efforts that it rolled out to battle the effects of COVID-19 in the country.
With each initiative, it became clear that Shell’s partnerships and connections to the community members are key towards winning against the pandemic. To date, roughly 693,000 beneficiaries received aid from the various efforts of Shell’s programs.
- Updated : Apr 29, 2020 09:00
Shell GO+ Donation Drive
Members of Shell Go+ can now extend help to frontline workers from the safety of their homes. By donating their points, cardholders can support “Ani para sa Bayani” and help finance a program that supports farmers in transporting and distributing their produce to various community kitchens that prepare meals for frontline workers.
“Ani para sa Bayani” is a program of the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI). Working with various farming communities, PSFI facilitates the procurement and transportation of fruits and vegetables to be donated to community kitchens that prepare meals to feed frontline workers. The program both supports the livelihood of farmers, and helps ensure our frontline workers are properly nourished with healthy meals.
To support this effort, Shell Go+ is implementing a Points Donation Drive through its Loyalty Program for private vehicle segment/red cardholders. Points donated by cardholders will be used to help finance “Ani para sa Bayani”. With the Shell Go+ Points Donation Drive, cardholders can take part in the efforts to support our frontline workers and be assured that their loyalty points are being used for a worthy cause.
For more information, visit: GO+ Call for Points Donation
- Updated : Apr 27, 2020 18:00
Shell Staff Pool Tips for TODA Relief
As close acquaintances to the local Tricycle Drivers Association (TODA), staff from Shell’s Doña Remedios Trinidad Highway station in Baliuag, Bulacan decided to celebrate last Easter by paying it forward to the community. They pooled more than ₱10,000 of their own tips to purchase relief goods for the tricycle drivers.
Led by one of the station’s office staff, Rose Musni, and station on-site-coach Grethelle Gallardo, the team decided to use the tips they earned from customers through air, water, and windshield services to purchase the donations. Other workers even donated their personal relief goods received from the government.
“Meron mas nangangailangan kaysa sa amin,” said Musni, who explained that the tips were originally intended for their staff outing and team building activities.
Gallardo added, “This must have been the greater reason why God led us to pool our tips instead of keeping it for ourselves.” Although the two came up with the idea, they both attribute the collective effort to the entire station staff.
For more information visit: Shell Staff Pool Tips for TODA Reflief
- Updated : Apr 24, 2020 09:00
Shell PH Terminals Shows #Covidcare to 6,000 indigent families
As part of its community efforts, T&S delivered relief goods to over 6000 indigent families from Pasacao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Palawan, Iligan, Calapan, Bacolod, Anibong, and Masbate.
“ The relief coming from the government is not enough,” said Christopher Imperial, a resident of Pasacao, and one of the beneficiaries of the T&S programme. The enforcement of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or community lockdown left the indigent families with limited options to sustain their daily needs, particularly food. This makes them more vulnerable and heavily reliant on social help. Realising the situation, T&S immediately mobilized its Terminals to purchase, repack, and timely deliver the relief goods. These include 3-5 kilos of rice, noodles, canned goods, coffee, and sugar. “That is why we are thankful to Shell, this is a big help for my family especially during the quarantine period.”
For more information, visit: SHELL PH TERMINALS SHOWS #COVIDCARE TO 6,000 INDIGENT FAMILIES
- Updated : Apr 17, 2020 18:00
Not just men on Malampaya flights
Since March 24, Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) has also been transporting swab samples for coronavirus disease (COVID) testing as requested by the Provincial Government thru the Palawan Provincial Health Office.
For more information, visit: Not Just Men in Malampaya flights
- Updated : Apr 17, 2020 15:00
Shell Tabangao Refinery and Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. donate 4,300 bags of rice
Shell Tabangao Refinery turned over 4,300 bags of rice to Barangay Ambulong, Libjo, and San Isidro in order to help the underprivileged families affected by Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to corona virus pandemic last 07 April 2020.
For more information, visit: Shell Tabangao Refinery and Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. Donate Bags of Rice for the Fence Line Communities
- Updated : Apr 15, 2020 11:00
“Shell fuels up Visayas frontliners to keep them on-the-go”
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb up in Visayas, Pilipinas Shell has ramped up its efforts to help front liners stay on the go while they control the spread of the virus and prevent a major outbreak in the region.
With health and safety as its top priority, Pilipinas Shell has increased the support provided by its retail gas stations so that frontliners can safely reach their destinations.
For more information, visit: Shell Fuels Up Visayas Frontliners To Keep Them On-The-Go
- Updated : Apr 15, 2020 11:00
Shell gives fuel discounts for everyone in Mindanao
With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbing over a hundred in Mindanao, Pilipinas Shell has expanded its efforts in the region to improve public transportation and aid frontliners in their fight against a potentially severe outbreak in Mindanao.
For more information, visit: Shell Gives Fuel Discounts For Everyone in Mindanao
- Updated : Apr 13, 2020 11:00
Tabangao refinery donates hazmat suits to COVID-19 frontliners of Batangas medical center
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) - Tabangao Refinery successfully turned over 340 Ultitec-4000 HAZMAT suits to be used as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the COVID-19 frontliners of Batangas Medical Center (BatMC). The turnover was spearheaded by Tabangao Refinery General Manager Jan Peter Groot-Wassink.
Mr. Peter Groot-Wassink, Vice President for Shell Manufacturing said that the HAZMAT suits are part of the remaining stocks from the shutdown and were stored at the refinery warehouse. He said that the suits have an outstanding barrier against biological hazards, and it is suitable for H1N1 Influenza management, Ebola Virus and COVID-19 disease control.
For more information, visit: Tabangao Refinery Donates Hazmat Suits to COVID-19 Frontliners of Batangas Medical Center
- Updated : Apr 13, 2020 11:00
Malampaya Foundation donates food packs and produce to sea rangers and park rangers in Palawan, Orien
Malampaya Foundation Inc., the social arm of the Malampaya JV partners composed of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V., Chevron Malampaya LLC and the PNOC-EC, donates food packs and produce to sea rangers and park rangers in Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, and Batangas City
The COVID19 lockdown has affected the local bantay dagats (sea rangers) and national park rangers' alternative means of livelihood in tourism, retail trade and other forms of enterprise, hence the need to provide support so they can continue safeguarding marine life in municipal waters.
Deputized fisherfolk bantay dagats as well as national park rangers in Palawan, Oriental Mindoro and Batangas City each received a sack of rice, fresh meats & produce from local farmers and processed food.
- Updated : Apr 07, 2020 11:00
Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc, started its pilot intervention program “Ani Para sa Bayani”
Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI), joined the fight against the virus by providing fruits and vegetables to help keep our brave frontliners healthy. PSFI, through its pilot intervention program, “Ani Para sa Bayani”, facilitated the procurement and transportation of the produce from the farmers and donated this to Frontline Feeders Philippines, a group of private individuals working together to provide nourishing meals to frontline workers across Metro Manila.
Prior to the intervention, the farmers of Tanay were struggling to bring their produce to markets given the limits set on transportation as part of the ECQ. Through PSFI, fruits and vegetables which would otherwise have gone to waste were used to provide 1,575 meals to healthcare workers in 10 hospitals.
- Updated : Apr 03, 2020 08:00
Malampaya Continues to Power Luzon
The Malampaya offshore platform and onshore gas plant are key installations to the nation’s energy security as it is the only local producer of indigenous natural gas. A joint undertaking of the Philippine national government and the private sector, the upstream extraction operation requires continuous manning all-year-round.
While the country copes with the impacts of the spread of COVID-19, the Malampaya deep-water gas-to-power project (Malampaya) continues to supply up to 40% of the power needs of Luzon in order to sustain the operations of hospitals and vital facilities says Shell Philippines Exploration B.V (SPEX), operator of Malampaya.
The enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and many other areas poses challenges to the mobility of the workforce, but SPEX worked closely with the Department of Energy to enable critical personnel to ferry to the offshore platform, as well as the needed materials and supplies to safely operate and maintain the facility.
“We’ve taken measures to ensure that we can keep the offshore platform and the onshore gas plant staffed even with the current, difficult circumstances,” said Don Paulino, SPEX Managing Director and General Manager. ”Our commitment to the country remains, our operations will work round-the-clock to produce Malampaya natural gas and power up to 40% of Luzon’s electricity.”
Thank you for your continuous support. For more information, visit Malampaya continues to power Luzon amid Lockdown.
- Updated : Mar 28, 2020 08:00
We are extending our support to frontliners by giving them fuel discounts until April 30.
Our Shell stations remain open to support our community in this time of need. On top of this, we are extending our support to frontliners in Metro Manila by giving them fuel discounts to ensure mobility of medical equipment, essential goods, and frontline personnel.
Thank you for your continuous support. For more information, visit Fueling The drive of Our Heroes.
- Updated : Mar 27, 2020 11:00
We Continue To Power The Nation, a Message from our Country Chairman, Cesar G. Romero.
Now, more than ever, energy is needed to power our nation in these extraordinary times.
We are monitoring the situation closely and are contributing in our own way to support our people, our customers and our community.
As we continue to navigate the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, patuloy ninyong kasama ang Shell sa bawat biyahe ng buhay.
Visit: We Continue To Power The Nation.
- Updated : Mar 20, 2020 19:08
Shell Philippines’ COVID-19 response for the community
Shell salutes the frontliners who have been tirelessly working to #FlattenTheCurve. To support the medical and government frontliners, Shell is extending help as follows:
- Donation of N95 face masks to the Department of Health and the Philippine General Hospital
- Free fuels for our partners in aid of the ongoing relief efforts
- Donation of Select Water to 7 Hospitals.
- Through our Shell retailers, we are giving food packs, biscuits, free refills for hand sanitizers, coffee and water for medical workers, police force and military personnel and logistics drivers.
- Donation to the Municipality of Pasacao, Camarines Sur for the purchase of relief goods for indigent families
- Donation to the Philippine Business for Social Progress for the purchase of family packs containing protection kits and basic goods
- We are also a partner of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation in COVID-19 response and the Philippine Business for Social Progress.
Our own forecourt staff are frontliners too, as they continue to serve the needs of our motorists.
To support our Shell forecourt staff, we are providing the following:
- Accommodation in our stations with transportation to and from work
- Meals for staff while on duty
- Face masks and alcohol for when they are on duty and when they travel to and from our stations.
- Financial support for staff grounded by the enhanced community quarantine.
- Updated : Mar 17, 2020 11:00
Our stations continue to operate safely and reliablty to help journeys on the road
Shell stations remain open in Metro Manila and other parts of the country for the mobility of our relief workers, basic goods, and medical supplies in these difficult times. It is our responsibility to ensure that our stations maintain continue to operate safely and reliably; and have stable fuel supply.
Rest assured, we are continuously improving our processes daily in order to extend our utmost care to our station staff and our community better during this difficult time.
- Updated : Mar 20, 2020 19:04
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