Oil company Seaoil has announced that frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19 will receive a discount on its fuel products.
A discount worth P5.00 for gasoline products, and P3.00 for diesel would be made available in select stations in the country. Seaoil added that P10 million has already been allocated to free fuel and discounts “to support the frontliners from hospitals, LGUs, and transport groups.”
Workers eligible for the discount are medical professionals, technicians, hospital and clinic staff, uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP), Coast Guard officers, local government officials, and health and quarantine enforcers.
“Seaoil is committed to helping our frontliners #ConquerCOVID19. We have utilized our resources to help our employees and the community,” company chief executive officer Glenn Yu was quoted in a statement on Monday.
“Keeping our stations open where possible, is one way to ensure our frontliners get to where they are needed,” he added.
Valid identification cards that would verify their profession would be needed. However, properly marked vehicles like ambulances and military and police vehicles are exempted from this rule.
“Vehicles that are properly marked such as ambulances, military and police vehicles used for COVID mobilization efforts also qualify even with the absence of a frontliner,” Seaoil said.
Seaoil assured that some of their stations would remain open to continue services and that their crews and workers would be properly equipped with personnel protection equipment to ensure their health and safety.
“Selected stations now continue to stay open where possible, allowing customers to still get their fuel and lube requirements without hassle. Service crew are equipped with proper safety gear, hygiene kits and protocols to ensure their health and safety while on duty,” the company said.
“To further help, SEAOIL is also providing free fuel assistance to partner hospitals nationwide, logistics groups including GrabBayanihan, and Ube Express, the free shuttle service of Kaya Natin, among others. For those who may require fuel assistance or would like to contribute to these efforts, you may send your contact details to [email protected],” they added.