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    Hyundai-Petron partnership to drive DOTr’s Libreng Sakay

    Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) and Petron Corp. has forged a new partnership to support the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Libreng Sakay program.

    Libreng Sakay ensures continued mobility for health workers and front liners, with 20 defined routes and designated drop-off and pick-up points for medical workers.

    Last May, under the its Ligtas Biyahe vehicle project, HARI formally turned over three COVID-ready vehicles that will serve the DOTr program. Hyundai developed and produced this special COVID-ready lineup based on its best-selling H-100 Shuttle, HD36 Shuttle, and Modern Jeepney HD50S Class 2. Said units have been declared highly-compliant with the DOTR’s guidelines for the transport sector under ECQ/GCQ. These vehicles, the first in the auto industry, showcase contact-less payment systems, individualized seating, plastic dividers, and features for sanitation.

    To date, the Hyundai shuttles have served over 3,000 medical front liners, including doctors, to ensure uninterrupted patient care in Metro Manila

    Since March, Petron has been actively supporting the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its Petron Foundation, the company has focused its assistance to doctors, nurses, and other hospital personnel by donating complete sets of PPEs to several COVID-19 referral hospitals in Metro Manila, as well as pre-loaded PVCs, through funds raised from its Petron Value Cards (PVC) donation drive.

    PCPPI  focuses on employees, Customers, communities

    Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) continues to direct its business attention towards employee protection and delivering the company’s obligation in service to the Filipino people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “As medical experts deem that this global health crisis will not be over soon, our three guiding principles have helped us navigate the new normal with an urgent concern for our people and the nation. These are part of our efforts to manage the effects of the pandemic to our people and operations,” said PCPPI president and chief executive officer Frederick Ong.

    For its employees, PCPPI continues to implement flexible work arrangement and give transportation support/carpooling, site lodging, and food allowance. All PCPPI employees are also given PPE kits .

    PCPPI has also offered its people additional leave benefits and released early payments, specifically pro-rated 13th month pay, as well as interest-free calamity loan assistance.

    PCPPI  has ensured unhampered operations to produce hydration products for the consumption of the Filipinos. The company also continues to replenish stocks and display in groceries, supermarkets, and in traditional sales channels.

    PCPPI is sustaining its donations to frontliners. Over 165,000 drinks or about 9,000 cases of beverage products were  donated to checkpoint frontliners, major hospitals, local government units, COVID-patient centers, and various donation sites across the country.