November 12, 2022 | 2:04 p.m.
MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Paeng made landfall in CALABARZON on October 29, bringing torrential rains and high winds that severely affected various areas including San Pedro City, Laguna.
The city has been put in a state of calamity after being hit by multiple landslides and flash floods affecting 33 barangays.
Nearly 1,256 local residents were forced to evacuate their homes in 10 evacuation centers due to the typhoon, with many families leaving their homes unsure if their homes or belongings would survive the flash floods in their area.
Shawarma Shack Relief Operations, led by its CEO and nicknamed “The Godfather of Shawarma”, Walther Uzi Buenavista, coordinated with the Philippine Coast Guard and local government units in San Pedro to bring in and distribute relief in some affected areas.
Bringing truckloads of food parcels and drinking water last November 6, the Shawarma Shack Relief Operations Team with Procurement Manager Rowel Elmido and Marketing Manager Ervin Andaya traveled to Barangay Cuyab, San Pedro, Laguna thanks to the efforts of Mr. Sandy Lee Domingo in bringing together all the groups concerned.
Mayor of the City of San Pedro Hon. Art Mercado, Hon. Vice Mayor Ina Olivarez, City Council consisting of Hon. Nina Almoro, Hon. Doc Sonny Mendoza, Hon. Atti. Marky Oliveros, Hon. Aldrin Mercado, Hon. Vivi Villegas, Hon. Mike Casacop, Hon. VJ Solidum and members of the police with their chief PLTCOL. Victor Aclan was present during the relief distribution.
Hundreds of families lined up and greeted the Shawarma Shack relief operations team with smiles and gratitude, knowing that they will receive great help from the company.
A true manifestation of the “bayanihan”, Shawarma Shack promises to bring aid to our kababayans who need it, especially during natural calamities.