Project SHELTER: Typhoon Odette Relief Efforts
In view of the ongoing calamity brought about by Typhoon Odette, Shell is working round the clock to ensure our stations are operating safely and reliably to provide access to fuels, basic necessities, and relief effors to the most impacted areas.
Pilipinas Shell’s Beneficiary Community for SINAG: Kalakwasan
One of our partner communities affected by the typhoon was the Batak Tribe of Kalakwasan. The tribe was a beneficiary of Project SINAG, which sought to provide them with access to clean, renewable energy. When the site was visited, reports show that the entire community was wiped out by the typhoon, with only the Shell power house infrastructure surviving the harsh weather. However, the Batak Tribe of Kalakwasan was nowhere to be found.
After days of searching for the tribe, they were finally located. Instead of going down to the town proper, they went further up the mountains to ensure their safety.
Last January 6, 2022, we provided various kinds of aid to support the 63 families of the Batak Tribe. They received house rehabilitation kits which consisted of a tarp, nail packs, hammer, and a saw. They also received food packs which included 10 kilos of rice. Solar lanterns were also provided to the community. To ensure potable water, 30 Aquatabs (water purification tablets) were provided per family as well as water containers with 20 liters capacity.
We are currently assessing the situation on how to help the Batak Tribe of Kalakwasan rebuild its community.
Pilipinas Shell has completed relief operations in several cities:
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- We have partnered with 6 organizations to support us with the distribution of relief goods:
- Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc (PSFI)
- Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF)
- Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)
- Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)
- University of Cebu
We are continuously doing community needs assessment so we can provide additional relief/rehabilitation support to these areas.
For our people
Shell staff, contractors, and their families have been given emergency accommodation, in-kind relief goods, portable power supply, and other rehabilitation assistance via 2 central hubs in Cebu and Tagbilaran.
For our community
As of 28 Dec, Shell provided 3.86 million lliters of fuel supply to partner companies and institutions in Cebu and Negros such as Visayan Electric Company, PLDT, Smart, Globe, banks and hospitals in Cebu, Ayala, SM Group, Metro, Gaisano, Robinsons, Aboitiz Power, as well as Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) in its effort to deliver relief goods. We also provided fuel to the Carcar Water District, Nature Spring so they can continue to serve the public with potable water, Fastcat to transport stranded passengers in time for Christmas eve, shipping lines and LGU vehicles for mobilization of relief good. In Negros, we powered CENPRI with at least 260kl fuel oil and 40kl for URC to serve the demand for power in Negros.
For our customers
Shell Mobility ensures continued supply of quality fuel at a fair market price, speed of service, and safe operations. Price freeze and discounts were provided to help areas badly hit by Typhoon Odette.
Noche Buena packs were distributed to 100 families in Palawan on Christmas eve.
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