Distribution of rice to the communities of Talim Island in the Philippines
Since March 2020, the island of Luzon in the Philippines has been placed under enhanced quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With businesses and public transportation curtailed, many of the locals experience difficulties in securing food supplies for their families.
The island of Talim in the Rizal Province was particularly vulnerable due to its remote location within the Laguna Caldera. To assist the community, Vena Energy Philippines distributed 310 sacks of rice to 3,190 residents from 12 to 14 May, led by the employees of Vena Energy Philippines stationed on the island, in partnership with the village officials.