Cleanfuel assembles volunteer team for its Taal Volcano eruption relief efforts

February 4, 2020

The first month of 2020 wasn’t a kind one for the Philippines, especially to those living in Southern Luzon areas such as Batangas, Cavite, and Tagaytay. Case in point, the Taal Volcano, which spans all three regions and their neighboring areas, ran amok, erupting lava and plumes of ash. The ash fall stretched thousands of kilometers in the sky, covering its immediate surroundings, even including many parts of Metro Manila.

Due to the calamity, hundreds of families in Batangas were affected; most have lost their homes and livelihood. In this light, independent fuel brand Cleanfuel, wasted no time to extend its helping hands to the needy. Serving as its first corporate social responsibility program for 2020, Cleanfuel assembled a team of volunteer employees and made “Bangon Batangueňo” relief operation as its mission.

The volunteer team, which were divided into batches, was led by Cleanfuel President Atty. Bong Suntay, bottled water, clothes, medicines, food, relief packs, toiletries, and other essentials that displaced residents need in their day-to-day lives. In his words, Suntay shared, “We are very grateful to launch these operations to help our kababayans in time of need. This project wouldn’t be possible without the help of our employees who volunteered and joined without any hesitation to extend their hand and to support the victims of Taal.”

The first batch of relief operations were distributed in Lemery, Batangas. Through the help of Lemery town mayor Eulalio “Larry” Alilio, the volunteers assisted and delivered the relief goods to each local government unit coordinator and barangay captain serving the affected areas.

The Cleanfuel team of volunteers also visited Silang, Cavite, which was placed under state of calamity due to the volcano’s restiveness. The volunteer group directly deployed food and goods to Barangay Pasong Langka, which has a total of 8,000 displaced families. Silang serves as a temporary location site for evacuees in Batangas.

Aside from the relief operations, Cleanfuel also conducted animal rescue missions for the four-legged residents who had to be left behind by their owners in the affected areas.

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.