Caltex fuels, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), continues its support and appreciation to the frontliners thru donations and fuel discounts amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Until May 15, 2020, medical frontliners, uniformed personnel and local government unit (LGU) frontliners as well as delivery partners are entitled to P4.00 and P2.00 per liter discount from their purchase of gasoline and diesel, respectively.
Caltex has also donated P250,000 to the One Voice Pilipinas fund drive of its superstore partner, Landers. Under the program, every P1,000 donation will secure a week’s worth of food to a family in need. Landers continue to receive donations the Landers One Voice Pilipinas microsite.
Caltex employees also pooled their resources together and gave P170,000 the Kaya Natin! foundation. Kaya Natin! aids its volunteers in ferrying hospital workers from various pick up and drop off points in Metro Manila. This was in addition to the earlier donation made by the Caltex Makati Credit Cooperative to the foundation.
Two of Caltex’ branded marketers have also reached out to the frontliners with their respective donation drives. Northern Star Energy Corp. handed over Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that include N95 face masks, surgical masks and hazmat suits to the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center and the Ospital ng Santa Cruz in Zambales. They also extended help in 43 barangays in Ilocos Sur spearheaded by the retailer of Caltex Candon 3, by distributing live chickens and fresh milkfish to the residents.
William Tan Enterprise, Inc., on the other hand, donated 30 containers of 70% disinfectant ethyl alcohol to the frontliners in Palawan which include various medical institutions, LGU, and uniformed personnel.
CPI Country Chairman Louie Zhang said that as a way of showing their support, they have implemented fuel discounts for frontliners battling the dreaded virus.
“To show our continued appreciation and support, we at CPI and our partners implemented fuel discounts for our frontliners. We have also initiated donation drives to affected families. Let us all stay indoors, stay safe and do our part to flatten the curve,” Zhang said.
“We remain optimistic that we will all get through this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. As we all practice social distancing and personal isolation, our frontliners continue to fight the battle for us,” he said.
Chevron companies also made an earlier donation of almost P1 million to Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc., JAC Liner, Kaya Natin! Foundation, and Grab Philippines in support of the COVID-19 frontliners.
About 91% of Caltex stations remain operational amidst the implementation of ECQ in certain areas nationwide. These stations adhere to the 1-meter physical distancing rule, and implement regular temperature checks and frequent cleaning of areas with high human touch points on top of the usual hygiene practices and standards.