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Petron offers “Passion for Porsche” promo


Petron, the country’s leading oil company, is offering sports car lovers the opportunity to have their very own collection of Porsche toy cars through the “Petron Passion for Porsche” promo, beginning November 1, 2012.
For only P1,000-worth of fuel purchase, using a single or accumulated receipts, a Petron customer can avail of a Porsche collectible toy car for only P180. Four models will be offered initially—a black Porsche Carrera, a red Porsche Cayman, a blue Porsche Panamera, and a silver Porsche Cayenne. To complete your set of 5, the white Porsche GT3 RSR will be available starting December 1, 2012.
As part of the Petron Collectibles Limited Edition items, the Porsche toy cars are 1:32 scale models of the actual cars, and are made of high-quality die cast metal. Each car is a carefully detailed collector’s model packaged with a removable base. Enhancing its sports car feel are additional functions not found in other scale models. The toy cars in the Petron Porsche collection are equipped with a sound chip and LED head and taillights. The cars produce a realistic revving engine sound, as well as horn and car alarm sounds. The car doors can be opened, which triggers the car alarm and flashing head and taillights. The Petron Porsche toy cars also have pull-back action so you could indulge your racing dreams.
The “Petron Passion for Porsche” promo is offered at all participating Petron service stations nationwide, and can be availed of with qualified purchases of Petron fuels—Blaze, XCS, Xtra Unleaded, Diesel Max and Turbo Diesel. The toy car can only be purchased at the participating Petron station where the customer loaded fuel, or same site redemption only. The promo is valid for cash and credit card transactions, and will run until January 31, 2013.
Petron is the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines. Its refinery produces a full-range of petroleum products to supply nearly 40% of the country’s total fuel requirements. Its high-quality gasoline and diesel fuels have been proven to optimize the performance of many car brands. Petron also has strong partnerships and supports the initiatives of local automotive companies, such as the recently concluded Lakbay Alalay Undas where it partnered with Honda to provide Free Safety Check services.
As a mark of its strong market acceptance, Petron has been awarded with a Gold Trusted Brand award in the service station category by Readers’ Digest for 12 consecutive years—proof of Petron’s trustworthiness, credibility, quality, value, understanding of customers’ needs, innovativeness, and social responsibility.


Boracay Beach Management Program key to “Best Island” award

Boracay celebrated its “Best Island” award with ati-atihan festivities led by Mayor John P. Yap and Mrs. Aby Yap.

Boracay Island was recently named the “World’s Best Island” for 2012 by Travel + Leisure magazine, beating hall-0f-famers such as Bali (Indonesia), Galapagos, the Great Barrier Reef Islands (Australia), Santorini (Italy), and the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kuai and the Big Island. Readers were asked to rate the following characteristics for the Islands category: Natural attractions, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people, value, and romance (optional). Tourism figures have been similarly impressive: for the first half of 2012, foreign tourists to the island have reached 700,000, representing a 41% surge over previous year statistics.

One of the key factors for the international acclaim that Boracay is now reaping is the two-year old Boracay Beach Management Program (BBMP), a multi-sectoral initiative for the protection, sustainability and enhancement of the island’s coastal and marine resources. Malay Mayor John P. Yap, who recognized the importance of pursuing a comprehensive strategy among various stakeholders, launched the BBMP in September 2010. This is embodied in the rallying cry: “Para Sa Boracay Ako! For Boracay I Will…”

Now set to celebrate its 2nd year anniversary on Saturday, 29 September 2012, the BBMP is also celebrating major milestones in its seven priority areas:

Local Governance. With strong leadership and political will, Malay Mayor John P. Yap has pushed for legislation to ensure beach cleanliness. Visitors and residents are reminded to observe municipal ordinances against littering, smoking, extracting sand and pebbles, etc. At the start of 2012, Mayor Yap led various LGU officers in a planning alignment workshop to formulate a program that will further enhance the “Boracay Experience” for tourists and locals alike.

Coastal Resources. Volunteer groups continue to perform regular beach and underwater cleanup drives. Artificial reef domes are being deployed and monitored in strategic areas to revitalize marine and aquatic life along Boracay’s waters. New coral growth from the coastal nurseries are being transplanted to degraded reef areas, while mangrove swamps continue to be protected.

Watershed. Under the National Greening Program, Boracay’s CENRO (Community Environment & Natural Resources Office) is committed to planting an additional 120-hectares in the watershed areas to prevent soil erosion and improve water yield for safe and potable water on the island. This is in addition to the 428-hectares of forest plantations that have been established since 2008.

Water and Waste Water. Boracay’s water is certified to be safe for drinking straight from the tap, with meticulous testing to ensure that it is 100% compliant with the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW). It has also recently upgraded its sewage treatment facilities, where wastewater is treated to be safe for marine life and suitable for recreation activities upon discharge, complying with the Class SB Standard of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Solid Waste. Boracay now has three new dump trucks for more effective garbage collection, while the materials recovery facility continues to improve the processing of residual waste. A sanitary landfill is being built as a more long-term solution to solid waste management.
Hazard Protection. Young and dynamic volunteers man the Boracay chapter of the Philippine National Red Cross. Trained personnel, new sea patrol craft, and upgraded communications equipment all ensure that the island has sufficient capabilities to respond to emergencies and assist in disaster relief.

Information, Education & Communication. Workshops, seminars and training programs have been designed for the local government units to improve quality services among all tourism frontliners and ensure that tourists have a memorable “Boracay Experience.” Social media is also being used to reach out to a wider audience through the Facebook page: Recently the BBMP Communications Group was also formed to publish a regular newsletter that will provide regular updates about BBMP activities.
With its previous experience in the United Nations Development Programme’s Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) framework, Petron played a key role in facilitating the formation of the BBMP. Starting out with a handful of members from the local government units, national government agencies, community organizations, youth groups and the private sector, the Boracay Beach Management Council (BBMC) now counts about 30 proponents.

The BBMP, in a span of only two years, has become a transformative force on the island of Boracay. It is a perfect example of how a dynamic public-private partnership has worked together to create the “World’s Best Island” through environmental excellence and sustainable development.

The BBMP proponents include: The Municipality of Malay, Aklan; San Miguel Corporation; Petron Corporation; Petron Foundation Inc.; Provincial Government of Aklan; Department of Environment & Natural Resources; Boracay Foundation Inc.; Akelco Boracay; Aklan Provincial Tourism Council; Barangays Balabag, Caticlan, Kabulihan, Manoc-Manoc & Yapak; Boracay Association of Sucba Diving Schools; Boracay Island Hopping Association; Boracay Island Water Company; Boracay Island Special Fire Protection Unit; Boracay Land Transportation Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Boracay Solid Waste Management Team; Boracay Special Tourist Police Office; Boracay Yuppies; Coast Guard Detachment-Boracay; Department of Tourism-Boracay; Islander Boracay; Kiwanis Club of Boracay; Lifeguard Boracay; Malay Auxiliary Police; Malay Farm-C; Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI)-Boracay; Rotary Club of Boracay; YES FM 91.1; 605th MARPSTA (Maritime Police); and 61st 1B 31D PA Task Force Boracay.

Winners of 2012 Petron Student Art Competition announced


Vision Petron’s board of judges included some of the country’s most distinguished artists. (L-R): Wig Tysmans, Rodel Tapaya, Danny Dalena, Virgilio Aviado, National Artist Ben Cabrera, Petron President Eric Recto, Juvenal Sanso, Justin Nuyda, guest of honor George Tapan, Romy Vitug, and Sonny Yabao.


Grand Prize winners of Vision Petron 2012 painting category pose with the masters. (L-R): National Artist Ben Cabrera, Juvenal Sanso, Emil Reambillo, Don Bunag, John Saycon, Arman Arago, Lance Yaneza, Salvador Banares Jr., Rodel Tapaya, Danny Dalena, and National Museum Director Jeremy Barns.


The winners for Petron Corporation’s annual student art competition were honored in ceremonies held last 30 August 2012, at the Diamond Hotel in Manila. Themed Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalikasan —A Journey of Nurturing Nature, this year’s competition focused on the different ways of caring for and protecting the environment, such as Petron’s own efforts to protect biodiversity through coastal management, reforestation, mangrove planting, creating fish sanctuaries and artificial reefs, and protecting sea turtles.

A record-breaking 1,700 entries were submitted in the three competition categories, namely: painting (oil/acrylic and water-based media); photography; and printmaking. Three National Artists—Benedicto Cabrera, who served as chairman; Napoleon Abueva and Abdulmari Imao—were among the 9 judges of the painting category. The photography category was chaired by Wig Tysmans, while the printmaking category was chaired by Raul Isidro. To kick off the awarding ceremony, the Vision Petron judges symbolically planted seedlings to signify their commitment to saving and preserving the environment for future generations.

In the oil/acrylic painting category, the grand prize winners were: Lance Kirby Yaneza (Feati University) – Kakabambal Ko ang Kalikasan; Salvador Banares, Jr. (University of the East Caloocan) – Hope; and Emil Reambillo (University of Rizal System Morong) -Unending Journey.

For the water-based media painting category, the grand prize winners were: Don Bryan Michael Bunag (Bulacan State University) – Magkaibang Magkaibigan; John Mark Saycon (PUP Sta. Mesa) – Salamin ng Buhay; and Arman Jay Arago (University of Rizal System Morong) – Pagkamulat.

The photography grand prize winners were: Kyrke Stephen Jaleco (UP Baguio) – Volunteers; Alexis Gapal (UE Caloocan) – Nature’s Black Knights; Marc Henrich Go (University of Santo Tomas) – Life; Oliver Lagda (TIP Quezon City) – Barely Surviving; Shiela Mae De Vera (UE Caloocan) – Punla Para sa Bagong Bukas; and Gib Sam Salak (Adventist University of the Philippines) – Explorers.

For printmaking, the grand prize winners were: Mitchell Domingo (UE Caloocan) – Pawikan and Change; Hyacinth Lyn Laoke (UP Diliman) – Gandang Kalikasan Mukha ng Pilipinas; John Jonar Garcia (UE Caloocan) – Anihan.

Also recognized were the top five schools with the most number of entries: Bulacan State University; University of the East-Caloocan; Adventist University of the Philippines; Technological University of the Philippines; and the University of Santo Tomas.

Everyone’s Vision Petron is a competition for young photographers, painters and designers. It is also a venue for filmmakers, musicians, performance artists, art enthusiasts, and all Filipinos to converge and be one through their shared love for Philippine art and culture.

Petron believes that everyone has his/her own unique perspective on things and that this uniqueness can be expressed in so many different ways. This is the inspiration behind Everyone’s Vision Petron — the belief that free artistic expression remains intrinsic to nation-building.

Everyone’s Vision Petron is open to all talented students enrolled in a regular university or college course, or in tutorial art and photography classes. Participants must be Filipino and ages 15-28 years old. Student artists may compete in three categories: Painting (oil and water-based media), photography, and print-making (production of printed images on paper).

In the painting category, the grand prize winners each received P50,000; for the colored photography category, grand prize winners received P30,000; and in the printmaking category, the grand prize winners also received P30,000. In addition, they each received a trophy/plaque designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva.

Petron announces winners for “Blaze Your Way to the Grand Prix” promo

The excitement is heating up for the Petron “Blaze Your Way to the Grand Prix” promo, with the winners announced for the first grand draw held on August 24, namely: Albert Lim of Pasig and Raymundo De Leon of Marikina. These lucky Petron customers won a free trip for two to the Singapore Grand Prix, inclusive of round-trip air fare, 4D/3N hotel accommodations, 3-days Marina Bay Grandstand race tickets, a Universal Studios day pass, travel insurance, and an F1 survival kit.

The “Blaze Your Way to the Grand Prix” promo is an e-raffle running from July 15 to September 15, 2012, where gassing up with Petron and paying with your MasterCard gives you the chance to win a free trip to the Formula One Grand Prix.

For the minor draws held last August 15 and 24, the prizes at stake were Petron Value Cards each loaded with P10,000 worth of fuel, and passes for the Singapore race Manila viewing party scheduled for September 23. Each party pass winner may bring along 3 guests who will also enjoy the free food and drinks.

The August 15 and August 24 winners of Petron Value Cards each loaded with P10,000 worth of fuel are: Irwin Orca, Anna Liza Alvarez, Grace Marie Oen, Jojo Esguerra, Isidro Albano, Nimrod Aubrey Norio, Christine Llenado, Romulo Miral Jr., Manuela Sy, Jennifer Tan, Agustin Castro, Claudine Gail Sy, Jonathan Emmanuel Ison, Paolo Doplon; Chung Yung Lee, Michael Ben Mamaed, David Gaylan, Joel Lacson, Inigo Rafael Reyes, and Donnie Constantino.

The August 15 and August 24 winners of the Singapore race Manila viewing party are: Rodolfo Cacho, Mark Danielle Cuenca, Dendo Villaflor, Mark Joseph Lao, Agnes Adizas, Gilbert Ydio, Mark Philip Tang, Necisto Sytengco, Caroline Yu, Philip So, Perry Yao, Silvino Emmanuel Panganiban, Rosalinda Enrique, Pierette Kaw, Wesley Ngo, Michael Angelo Ang, Armando Aquino, Ana Lyn Manio, Edwin Lim, and Wilson King.

Hurry and gas up at participating Petron stations. The “Blaze Your Way to the Grand Prix” promo will run until September 15, with another set of minor draw and grand draw winners of a trip for 2 to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. To be eligible for the promo, the MasterCard cardholder must register on the Petron Facebook page (, and click on the “Grand Prix” application tab to fill in the required information. Upon registration, the cardholder will receive an automatic email reply with a randomly assigned electronic raffle number.

Every P2,000 single receipt purchase of Petron fuels, Petron lubricants, or Petron Gasul using your MasterCard at a participating Petron station entitles the cardholder to one electronic raffle entry. If the single receipt is worth P4,000, then the customer is entitled to two electronic raffle entries. The promo is open to individuals at least 18 years old and holders of a valid Philippine passport. A participant may win only once in the promotion; non-winning entries will be included in the succeeding minor and grand draws, to be held in September.

Winners will be notified via registered mail, phone, and general circulation media (newspaper and website), and contacted for confirmation with instructions on how to claim their prizes. Winners must present two valid IDs along with the winning credit card as well as the statement of account and registered notice from Petron.

Winners will be responsible for their travel documents and other travel-related expenses such as changes in confirmed bookings, out-of-pocket expenses, spending money, meals, visas and travel insurance.

Petron is the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines. Its oil refinery produces a full-range of petroleum products to supply nearly 40% of the country’s total fuel requirements. With the largest service station network in the country, Petron retails gasoline, diesel and kerosene to motorists. Petron is dedicated and passionate about its vision to be the leading provider of total customer satisfaction solutions in the energy sector and its derivative businesses.

Generika announces “Win A Ride” promo winners

Five lucky Generika Drugstore customers will soon be proud owners of brand-new Suzuki Mola 125 motorcycles, after having been picked as winners of the “Win A Ride” promo during the grand raffle draw held last 13 August 2012.

The winners, drawn from different clusters nationwide, are as follows: Cherryl Buenavista (North Luzon), Diomedesia Sancha (South Luzon), Nicetas Gega (NCR), Gene De Silva (Visayas), and Virgencita Amesola (Mindanao).

The “Win A Ride” raffle promo ran from May 25 to July 31, 2012, and applied exclusively to purchases of generic medicines at all Generika Drugstore branches nationwide. A customer is entitled to one raffle coupon for every purchase worth P150 of generic medicines on a single receipt; additional coupons are earned for increments of P150. Generikard Loyalty Card holders are entitled to an additional entry coupon.

Exclusive to entries using the Generikard Loyalty Card, 1,000 winners were also awarded Generikard Loyalty points worth P200 each. These were drawn via electronic raffle draws held every Friday starting June 8 to July 27, 2012.

Generika Drugstore was founded in September 2003 to educate Filipinos about generic brand drugs and to provide them with quality affordable generic medicines as an alternative to higher cost branded drugs. In 2009, Generika was awarded with the Quality Seal Award by the Bureau of Food & Drugs (BFAD); and in 2008, Generika Drugstore was proclaimed the national winner in the drugstore chain category by the Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP). There are 300 Generika Drugstore locations nationwide.