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Driving tips from your new “Shell-mates” Maine Mendoza, Drew Arellano, and Nico Bolzico

Last week, we got to meet Pilipinas Shell newest ambassadors, Maine Mendoza, Drew Arellano, and Nico Bolzico during a media launch held at the Manila House in Bonifacio Global . 

And we got to ask them for the best advice they’ve received when they first learned to drive.

For Maine Mendoza, its how to be a pleasant driver. “The first thing people told me when I learned drive is to be a pleasant driver. To follow the road rules, drive within the speed limit and  and don’t be aggressive driver,” which she says is one of her pet peeves

Drew Arellano shared that it to observe the Pedestrian Lane. He said it was actually is wife, Iya Villania who actually first pointed it out. “A lot of people forget about the pedestrian lanes and cars think they have the right but its actually the pedestrians which have the right so mas sensitive ako ngayon if may mahaharangan ba ako, or if Im approaching one which means I have to slow down.

“Enjoy the drive,” suggests Nico Bolzico. The other half of SolsBolz, Nico said “We often forget that driving should be enjoyable with or without traffic. Sometimes we forget who we are when we drive, and that’s when road rage happens. “If someone cuts in front of you, take a deep breath for 5 seconds and you’ll forget why you are mad anymore.”

The ambassadors are not just the faces of the Shell brands but are living proof of the company’s commitment to their customers, as they relate their personal experience in using Shell’s products and services through the years.

One of the most influential celebrities in the country today, Maine Mendoza, is the new brand ambassador for Shell FuelSave. Launched with a new formulation last year, Shell FuelSave has DYNAFLEX Technology designed to help improve engine efficiency.

Shell has always been embedded in Mendoza’s life even before rising to fame, as their family owns a number of Shell retail station dealerships. “My parents wanted to invest in a company that is recognized for credibility and quality,” she shared. “So when the opportunity came, they didn’t have to think twice about partnering with Shell.”

Now that she drives around the city a lot, she only has one go-to fuel. “I’ve always been practical, and I always go for the smart option. I recommend Shell FuelSave because it’s so fuel efficient that I can navigate traffic with no worries,” she added.

Shell’s second ambassador is prominent actor and travel show host Drew Arellano. His fuel of choice is Shell V-Power, Shell’s best-ever premium gasoline with boosted DYNAFLEX Technology designed to deliver both performance and efficiency. 

Biyahero for life, Drew is a member of the popular BrapPack, a group of driven, outdoorsy men who bond over long motorbike rides in and out of the city while promoting road safety.

“I definitely need reliable performance on the road and that’s why I use Shell V-Power,” said Drew. “Since I started using it, I’ve never had problems–whether I’m going on long bike rides with my buddies or just simply cruising around with my family in our SUV,” Drew added.

While Shell offers world-class, high-quality fuels to help their customers make the most of their drive, the company is also committed to supporting several advocacy programs, such as road safety and environment sustainability. 

Aligned with the same goals, Nico Bolzico is proud to be a Shell ambassador. “I am so happy to learn that my most trusted fuel brand is also supporting various advocacies that aim to make the future greener” noted Nico. 

He also pointed out how he was impressed with Shell’s various partnerships with Plastic Bank and its role in the Global Road Safety Partnership Philippines (PGRSP). 

Shell ambassadors Drew Arellano, Maine Mendoza, and Nico Bolzico (center), along with (L-R) Shell Retail Fuels Marketing Implementor Brandon Briones, Shell Convenience Retail Manager Millicent Ngo, Shell Retail National Sales Manager and Marketing and Strategy Director Kit Bermudez, Shell Brands and Communication Manager Cherine Capadocia, Shell Digital Manager John Aldwin Angeles, and Shell Payment and Loyalty Manager Tin Cerezo

Nico also recalled how his father recommended Shell to him when he was just starting out driving in Argentina. “Shell Fuels has always given me worry-free journeys. I would never compromise on quality, and Shell is truly world-class.”

“Shell has always been dedicated to ensuring that we have the best-fitting fuels range for motorists,” declared Mark Malabanan, Shell V-Power Brand Manager. “We are happy to have Maine, Drew, and Nico as our newest ambassadors because they are living testaments to what our brand stands for and the value we can give to our customers.”

On its 105 years of partnering with the Philippines in nation-building, Shell continues to power progress through more and cleaner energy solutions that focus on delivering quality products while advocating safety and social responsibility.

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