Manila, Philippines, January 4, 2021 — Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, keeps volunteerism alive amid the COVID-19 pandemic with its recently held Project Binhi, an event aimed at empowering individuals and families through urban farming. Project Binhi kicked off Chevron’s first-ever virtual Volunteer Week, which annually unites Chevron volunteers to aid less-privileged communities.
Chevron volunteers learned the importance of urban farming and keys to effective home gardening from partner HomeGrown Organics The virtual seminar shed light on how urban farming can be a practical way to begin a sustainable lifestyle, harness planting skills, economize, ensure access to clean and safe food, and foster physical and mental wellness.
To allow families to generate their own crops, Chevron also turned over gardening kits to the parents of selected students of Hulo Elementary School through the Rotary Club of Mandaluyong-Pasig-San Juan (RC ManPaSan)’s “Yaman sa Hardin Kontra COVID-19” project. The organization also equipped the beneficiaries with the basics of planting and will soon be organizing a school contest on vegetable cultivation to sustain the initiative.
About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 100 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high-quality products and services. There are close to 600 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The fuels and lubricants products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® petrol and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® engine oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph