Covid-19: Chevron Companies Help Frontliners
Two companies under Chevron has extended assistance to frontliners and health workers, adding to the number of helping hands. A total of P1 million worth of cash and fuels will be donated to join the nation's fight against the dreaded disease. Chevron Philippines Inc. (Caltex), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, and 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 that our frontline healthcare professionals need for proper patient management. PGH is one of the designated exclusive Covid-19 hospitals in Metro Manila and the Philippines’ largest public tertiary hospital. 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 (4) shuttle buses servicing frontliners 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 P25,000 to Kaya Natin! Foundation—non-profit and non-government organization that promotes good governance and ethical leadership—to aid its volunteers in ferrying hospital workers from various pick up and drop off points in Metro Manila. Caltex also partnered with ride-hailing platform Grab Philippines through the GrabBayanihan initiative with a Php300 daily gas voucher provided to each Grab volunteer driver-partners. “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 this virus. We hope this crisis will soon be over and that everyone stays safe,” CPI Country Chairman Louie Zhang said. 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 meter-long 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.