100 percent Filipino ownership Jetti Petroleum Incorporated empowers the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan Festival 2023 by supporting various events that help boosts the conduct of this years’ revelry.
Jetti Petroleum Inc. is a 100% Filipino-owned independent oil company committed in providing fair-priced and high-quality petroleum products. Since its debut in 1998 as a supplier of fuels to industrial firms and transport terminals, Jetti has expanded its services to include retailing.
Mr. Wayne Buenjemia, Retail Business Counselor for Panay Island said that this is Jetti’s way of giving back to the people of Panay Island supporting their traditions and culture. “The island of Panay has already 14 gasoline stations and we will be expanding this year. We are looking up to opening of five more gasoline station this year,” he said..
The Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival is considered as the Mother of Philippine Festivals giving inspiration to the birth of various street dancing styles in the country. Jetti Petroleum, Inc joined the Nego Parada, one of the highlights of the festivity together with Kalibo’s top corporate partners like Tanduay, Palawan Pawnshop, Philippines Airlines, Solane etc.
Among the activities to the week long festival were the Higante Festival, Pet Show Contest, Sinaot sa Calle, Negosyo Parade, Street Dancing Competition, Grand Procession among others
Among the support provided by Jetti to the Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival this year is sponsoring the first Biibining Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan Festival. It also supported the Bikini and Swimsuit Competition held in Boracay on December 17, 2022.
Jetti Brand Ambassadress Carla Dimo for Panay Island said that the Jetti Petroleum is a big contribution to the economic activities in the Central Philippines owing to its cheaper, environment friendly and accessible gas stations in the region. Dimo herself was crowned as the Mutya ng Kalibo Ati-atihan 2020.
Prior to the January 10, 2023 Binibining Ms. Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2023 Final Pageant Night, the 18 candidates joined the immersion activity at the Jetti Petroleum-Andagao Branch. There, they experienced first- hand on how to be a pump attendant for an hour and interacted with the consumers.
Clarynce Ada Concepcion who later won the Miss Jetti Petroleum Special Awards said they are thankful with the oppurtunities provided with them. For his part, Jay Ar Arante of Energy FM, one of the committee organizer of the Binibining Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan Festival said the local government of Kalibo are thankful to the company’s support empowering the Ati-atihan Festival. Kalibo Aklan Mayor Juris Sucro and Vice Mayor Dela Cruz are also present in the event.
The LGU of Kalibo also highlighted one of its current project which happens to be an advocacy – the preservation of Kalibo Mangrove.
Ms. Carlo Suner, one of the events major collaborator, explains to us the importance of their focus project and invited us to explore its beauty. In partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the KASAMA or the Kalibo SAVE THE MANGROVES project, the BAKHAWAN NATURE STUDY & ECO-PARK was created.
The Projects History The Bakhawan Eco-Park was created on 1990, the purpose of the refostration project was to prevent the floods and strom surges during the bad weather in the local community. A 50 hectares (120 acres) of reclaimed land in Barangay New Buswang. The mangrove reforestation project did not only address the community’s flood problems but it also gave a means of livelihood for the local people in the area. The project was hailed as one of the exemplary forests managed in the whole of Asia and the Pacific by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. On January 22, 2014, the Provincial Capitol of Aklan, headed by the Economic Enterprise Development Department, planted 8,000 new mangrove propagules on a 2 hectares (4.9 acres) area of the Eco-park. The mangrove-planting activity was aimed to minimize climate change and to replace the mangrove trees that were destroyed due to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).[