Oil giant Petron Corporation has initiated the Tulong Kapwa campaign to provide assistance to the victims the recent flash floods in Davao City and its neighboring areas.
Petron and its dealers turned over relief goods consisting of several sacks of rice, boxes of food items and school supplies like Petron notebooks and pens to address the immediate needs of the affected families.
Five barangays in Davao were submerged in a 10-foot flood when Pangi River overflowed on June 28. More than 12,000 families were affected by the flood that destroyed homes and resulted to fatalities. Several areas in the city were again submerged in knee-deep waters on July 3, prompting affected families to evacuate their homes.
To help victims recover from the disaster, 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.
Tulong Kapwa is just one of Petron's corporate social responsibility program, which also includes the annual Petron Lakbay Alalay project, an emergency roadside assistance project and road-safety advocacy; and the Petron Foundation, which is involved in education about environment and coastal management.