Shell with the first Volvo LPG trucks in the country

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I feel bad that I only got to post this now (after more than a year!). Well, I’m still sharing because of the ladies from this event. XDDD

Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines, last June 14, 2011, launched their new fleet of Volvo Trucks. The launching was held at One Esplanade, SM Business Park, Pasay City. I was excited for this event because it involves trucks AND it’s Volvo. XD

Shell Gas (LPG) Partners with Volvo Trucks to Step Up Road Transport Fleet
Commits to Deliver Best In Class Products and Services with Latest Innovation

14 June 2011, Manila: Leading provider of liquefied petroleum gas Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines, Inc., is raising the bar on service quality with its recent partnership with Civic Merchandising, the exclusive distributor of Volvo Trucks, for the re-fleeting of its primary and secondary hauling and delivery trucks.

The partnership with one of the top producers of transport solutions worldwide reinforces Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines? adherence to the highest benchmark for its fleet requirements which will ultimately secure a more efficient delivery of service and products to its consumers.

?With an uptrend in the demand for hazard-free products, Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines? latest initiative underpins its resolve to deliver safe, reliable and high quality liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to its consumers. Our partnership with a global brand like Volvo will directly benefit medium to large-scale manufacturing companies and other industrial consumers who will be assured of best in class products and services,? said Ramon del Rosario, general manager for Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines, Inc.

At a media briefing and unveiling of the new Volvo FM truck, Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines expressed optimism that its latest initiative will further boost consumer confidence in the brand. Volvo FM is known for being a very reliable transporter, boasting of a powerful driveline with its technologically-advanced engines. Volvo FM trucks, the first Volvo LPG trucks in the country, are deemed very well suited to a wide range of local and regional transport operations in the Philippines. Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines further revealed that it is significantly increasing its volume achievement in the next five years.

Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines? recent commissioning of Volvo FM trucks is in support to a resolution passed by the United Nations known as the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The UN reported that nearly 1.3 million lives are claimed yearly by road accidents all over the world.

?Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines supports the campaign to build a road accident-free culture in the Philippines. LPG consumers can be confident that Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines always puts a high premium on safety and will always be committed to finding new ways to boost the safe delivery of our products,? said del Rosario.


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Joiz and I were invited as, uhm, media guests. I remember we were asked to fill up the registration form for non-media folks. I asked if that’s where we really should sign. The girl on the registration goes, “Yeah.” So I put in from what office I am, etc. then when the program started, they mention about having a guest from an LGU. *facepalms* Maybe there were others. *shrugs* But I was glad they didn’t call on us because I was in shirt and shorts. The dress code for the event was supposed to be business/semi-formal and we weren’t aware.

Anyway, Mr. Ramon del Rosario, General Manager of Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines was called on stage for his welcome remarks.

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Mr. Ramon del Rosario

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I forgot who the foreign-looking man is. 😛


Pressing the red button (which reminded me of Looney Tunes) kick-started the launching (or the surprise for the guests). Girls in black tights went on stage again, but with a short Mission Impossible-like dance of some sorts.

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There was some kind of lag after they punched in a code. *stifles laugh*

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Aaand… VOILA! My excitement shot up. LOL


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A toast among, I’m guessing, the big peoples of Shell Gas (LPG) Phils., Civic Merchandising, Volvo, and MAC Movers.


Cocktails resumed and us guests took this the opportunity to see the truck up close.

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I forgot who the guy in pink is, but he was the one who accommodated Joiz and I.


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And I got to be in the mothereffin’ truck! \m/
This picture courtesy of the guy in pink


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One reason why I wanted to sit inside was for the a/c. LOL


I want to own one of those trucks. I could use it for city driving. ROFL XDDD My excitement was too obvious it seems. The guy in pink told me as soon as I got on the driver’s seat not to step on the gas.

The new Volvo FM Truck leverages on the traditional trademark of safety and unparalleled technology from global brand Volvo.



Volvo FM Trucks have the capability to stand up to heavy loads, rough terrain and challenging inclines. This heavy-duty vehicle is built for protection not only for the driver and passenger, but for other vehicles on the road. It is the first vehicle to be used in the Philippines for the transport of liquified petroleum gas (LPG).


More pictures here and film shots of the event can be found here.

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