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Petron initiates Tulong Kapwa for Davao flash flood victims

July 20, 2011
In response to the recent flash floods that hit Davao City and neighboring areas, Petron initiated the Tulong Kapwa campaign to provide assistance to the victims and their families. Petron and its dealers turned over last July 6, relief goods consisting of several sacks of rice and boxes of food items, as well as school supplies such as Petron notebooks and pens to address the immediate needs of the affected families.
Heavy rains last June 28 caused the Pangi River to overflow, resulting in a 10-ft. flood in five barangays in Davao City. Over 12,000 families were affected by the floods, destroying 50 homes and resulting in about 30 fatalities. Several areas were again submerged in knee-deep waters on July 3, prompting affected families to evacuate their homes.
To help victims recover from this calamity, Petron dealers and service stations in Davao have mobilized as official Tulong Kapwa centers to accept donations in cash and in kind. Those who wish to provide assistance may go to any participating Petron station displaying the Tulong Kapwa signage.
Petron, the country’s leading oil company, is proud of its corporate social responsibility programs which help improve the lives of the communities it serves. These include its pioneering Petron Lakbay Alalay program, which has been expanded from a summer emergency roadside assistance project into a year-long motorist safety advocacy. Through Petron Foundation, it is also actively involved in education and coastal management.
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