Chevron employee networks muster P661,000 in separate relief operation
Caltex gives P250,000 of Star Cash to supply fuels for Red Cross vehicles
MAKATI, Philippines, Nov. 18, 2013 –Chevron companies in the Philippines, as well as Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) in the US, have a contributed P3.14 million and $1.5 million, respectively, for disaster relief assistance to communities affected by super typhoon Yolanda.
Chevron Malampaya LLC (a joint-venture partner of the Malampaya natural gas consortium), Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI, a shared services center), Philippine Geothermal Production Company (PGPC, an affiliate company in the geothermal business), and Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI, marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants), turned over to Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang the checks representing the companies’ donation of P3.14 million to the typhoon Yolanda relief operations.
Chevron Corporation, meanwhile, also contributed US$1.5million through the American Red Cross for the Philippine relief operations. Chevron regional office in Singapore also pitched in more than P1 million. In total, donations from Chevron for typhoon victims add up to P69.5 million.
Aside from Chevron corporate donations, more than P661,000 were raised by employees from contributions and cooperatives. Chevron networks employees from across the globe are also mobilizing and accepting personal donations for the victims.
CPI also forwarded P250,000 worth of Star Cash which can be used to purchase Caltex fuels for Red Cross trucks doing relief operations.
“On behalf of PRC and the many beneficiaries that we serve on the ground, we are very grateful to partners like Chevron who are helping us in the relief efforts not only in Tacloban but in the other affected areas as well. The long partnership between PRC and Chevron has reached such mature levels that we no longer have to knock on Chevron’s; instead you call us long before we send out our letters of donation.” Pang shares.
“Chevron is committed to helping the people of the region begin to recover in the aftermath of this tragic event,” said Steve Green, Chevron vice president of Policy, Government and Public Affairs.” While super typhoon Yolanda has inflicted great damage to many local communities, we are certain that it will not break the spirit or resolve of the Philippine people.”
Morris adds, “We are mobilizing all our networks to gather resources to be able to help as much as we can. As a matter of fact, shipments of fuel supply will be coming in starting today. We are working as fast as we could to make our stations operational and provide fuel to help out in the relief. CPI will be a partner in their efforts of rebuilding Tacloban and the other cities affected by the super typhoon.”
Chevron is one of the largest investors in the Philippines and has done business in the country for more than 90 years. The company currently employs more than 1,600 employees and has operations in geothermal, gas to power, shared services, and a fuels and lubricants business in the Philippines.
About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years under its retail brand, Caltex™, offering high quality products and services. There are close to 750 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.
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