Thursday, March 26, 2020

Caltex PH Outlines COVID-19 Efforts


Chevron Philippines, Inc. (Caltex) together with Chevron Holdings, Inc. (CHI) teamed up to donate cash and fuel amounting to P 1 million to provide for the safe transport and equipment to front liners and health workers in the fight against COVID-19.

The Chevron companies donated P 500,000 to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation to address to address the shortage in medical supplies and personal protective equipment. The Philippine General Hospital is one of the designated exclusive COVID-19 hospitals in Metro Manila.

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 front liners and health workers so that they can quickly and safely report for duty. 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, run by Caltex employees, also donated P 25,000 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 non-profit and non-government organization that promotes good governance and ethical leadership. This employee donation drive is still ongoing.

Finally, Caltex also partnered with ride-hailing platform Grab Philippines for its GrabBayanihan initiative with a P 300 daily gas voucher provided to each Grab volunteer driver-partners. Dedicated GrabBayanihan Cars are 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 front liners 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 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 amidst the enhanced community quarantine. In addition to raising hygiene standards in the stations, regular temperature checks, observance of one-meter social distancing, and more frequent sanitation of areas with high human touchpoints are also 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.

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