Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), distributor of Caltex fuels and lubricants, recently organized a series of relief efforts in six provinces of Visayas and Mindanao where residents are still reeling from the destruction caused by Super Typhoon Odette.
In December 2021, Super Typhoon Odette made multiple landfalls in Surigao, Southern Leyte, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol and Palawan causing extensive damage to agriculture, infrastructure and homes. The pandemic has made it harder for residents to endure months of limited access to basic needs such as electricity, water and food.
As part of Chevron’s commitment to helping communities in need, Caltex announced the Caltex Biyaheng Pagtulong Fuel Promotion earlier this year where for every liter of fuel purchased, Caltex and its network of retailers and distributors donated donation of a peso for the cause.
CPI, in conjunction with the American Chamber Foundation Philippines (AmCham), JL Distribution System Inc., which is a Caltex branded distributor in Bohol, and their retailers, donated building materials to 80 families in Bohol whose homes were badly damaged by the super typhoon.
Building materials were distributed to various families in the outlying communities of Buenavista, San Miguel, Loboc, Corella, Maribojoc, Dauis, Tubigon and Tagbilaran.
Typhoon-affected families in Surigao City, Dinagat Island, Negros Occidental and Southern Leyte also received roofing materials from Caltex and AmCham. Materials such as GI sheets and roofing nails were donated to 141 families in Surigao and 10 families on Dinagat Island with the help of Holistic Community Development and Initiatives, Inc. (HCDI).
In Negros Occidental, 227 families who were still living in their badly damaged homes after Odette hit their area, also received roofing materials from CPI and AMCHAM with the help of Quidan Kaisahan.
In addition to building material donations, Caltex, in partnership with Landers and Philippine Army Aid Cebu, donated a total of 1,009 relief kits for affected families in Barangay Apas, Inayawan, Kibasang -an, Catarman and Hilontungan Island.
Typhoon Odette made landfall for the ninth time in Roxas Municipality in Palawan, causing severe damage to protected areas and displacing more than 3,500 families in the province. It also destroyed boats that were used to serve tourists and for fishing by residents.
Caltex, in partnership with William Tan Enterprises Inc. (WTEI), recently donated 50 fishing boats worth over one million pesos to help families recover from the devastation wrought by the super typhoon. Odette.
“We understand how difficult it is to recover from calamities such as typhoons and how difficult it is to lose your main source of income due to such unfortunate events. At Caltex, we continue to lend our aid and support to communities in dire need of support. We are grateful to have on-the-ground and institutional partners who are our facilitators in various locations for these types of programs,” said Billy Liu, Country President of Chevron Philippine Inc. (CPI)
Chevron has always been committed to supporting and improving the quality of life in the communities where Caltex operates. CPI has established a long tradition of donations to different charitable institutions such as the AmCham Foundation, Don Bosco Pugad and the Philippine Red Cross, among others.