Petron Corporation through Petron Foundation joins in the country’s collective efforts to help health workers standing at the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19.
Petron announced that Petron Value Card (PVC) holders can now donate their points to fund personal protective equipment (PPE), masks, and relief packs for health workers from the Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, and Sanitarium San Lazaro Hospital.
These hospitals have been designated as COVID-19 referral hospitals by the Department of Health.
To donate, simply text: DONATE<space>COVID19<space>16-DIGIT CARDNUMBER<space>AMOUNT and send to 0917-567-1111 with no minimum amount required.
Petron has pledged an initial contribution of PHP1 million to support the PVC donation drive.
Steadfast in its commitment to nation building, the Philippines’ largest oil refining company has also given free fuel to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Libreng Sakay program. Through this, frontliners can avail of free transport for the duration of Luzon’s month-long Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Petron also distributed pre-loaded PVCs to doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff as a token of appreciation for their invaluable service and sacrifice.
“These are challenging times but we will get through this together. We are tirelessly working and thinking of ways how we can make things easier for our fellow Filipinos, especially those at the frontlines,” Petron President and CEO Ramon S. Ang said.
The company continues to work with government agencies and LGUs to extend much-needed assistance to Filipino workers and communities most affected by COVID-19. Petron has affirmed its commitment to ensure sufficient and stable fuel supply, while emphasizing that the health and safety of its people remain its top priority. (30)