Chevron companies in the country recently teamed up to donate cash and fuels amounting to almost P1 million to provide safe transportation and personal protective equipment to frontliners and health workers.
Chevron Philippines Inc. (Caltex), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, together with Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI), donated P500,000 to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. (PGHMFI) to address the shortage in medical supplies and personal protective equipment frontline healthcare professionals need for proper patient management. The country’s largest public tertiary hospital, PGH is one of the designated referral hospitals in Metro Manila for COVID-19 patients.
Caltex also teamed up with JAC Liner, one of the largest bus companies in the country, to provide fuel support amounting to P250,000 to four shuttle buses servicing frontliners and health workers. The donation will cover the routes from Paranaque Integrated Terminal to Alabang and Ortigas to Shaw Boulevard until the first week of April.
Caltex Makati Credit Cooperative (CMCC), run by Caltex employees, also donated P25,000 to Kaya Natin! Foundation to aid its volunteers in ferrying hospital workers from various pick-up and drop-off points in Metro Manila. Kaya Natin! is a nonprofit and nongovernment organization that promotes good governance and ethical leadership. The CMCC employee donation drive is still ongoing.
Caltex also partnered with ride-hailing platform Grab Philippines for the latter’s GrabBayanihan initiative with a P300 daily gas voucher provided to each Grab volunteer driver-partner. Dedicated GrabBayanihan Cars provide free, 24-hour transport service for healthcare workers. Each car can transport two healthcare workers at a time in accordance with the government’s social distancing guidelines.
“Caltex is one with the Philippine nation and our frontliners and health workers in battling this global pandemic. We are actively responding to the COVID-19 outbreak and while we continue to closely monitor our operating environment, we are also supporting PGH, JAC Liner, Kaya Natin! Foundation and Grab Philippines in their mission to help curtail the spread of this virus. We hope this crisis will soon be over and that everyone stays safe,” shares CPI Country Chairman Louie Zhang.
Caltex stations in Luzon remain open amid the enhanced community quarantine. In addition to raising hygiene standards in the stations, regular temperature checks, 1-meter social distancing and more frequent sanitation of areas with high human touchpoints are implemented. Customers are encouraged to utilize contactless payment methods and are welcome to make use of the disinfectants or hand sanitizers located at the cashiers.
About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high-quality products and services. There are close to 600 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.