PTT’s environmental protection project launched

Present during the launch of PTT’s “Gas Up for a Tree” campaign at Park N’ Fly in Pasay City were (L-R) PTT Philippines President and CEO Wisarn Chawalitanon, Thai Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Prasas Prasasvinitchai (handing the first seedling to Jomari, a member of Magbukun tribe), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) Chairman Felicito ‘Tong’ C. Payumo, and Chief Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Nereus Acosta

Present during the launch of PTT’s “Gas Up for a Tree” campaign at Park N’ Fly in Pasay City were (L-R) PTT Philippines President and CEO Wisarn Chawalitanon, Thai Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Prasas Prasasvinitchai (handing the first seedling to Jomari, a member of Magbukun tribe), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) Chairman Felicito ‘Tong’ C. Payumo, and Chief Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Nereus Acosta

PTT Philippines Corp. (PTTPC), a subsidiary of Thailand’s biggest oil company, recently launched “Gas Up for a Tree”, the company’s environmental protection project.

PTTPC and PTT Philippines Foundation, Inc. (PTTPFI), together with the Department of Natural Resources (DENR), has partnered with National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP), National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU), Mga Bayani ng Kalikasan, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and Wide Out Technology to plant at least 10,000 seedlings of fruit bearing trees, dipteracarps – lawaan, apitong, narra, and other hardwood species in some 50 hectares of denuded land in Sitio Kanawan, Morong, Bataan.

The “Gas Up for a Tree” project will initially reforest 20 hectares of land and seeks to add 30 more hectares after the first phase of implementation.  More than 100 Aeta families belonging to Magbukun tribe residing in the community will be provided livelihood in managing the nursery of the seedlings to be planted and take care of the rehabilitation and maintenance of the reforestation site.

With this program, every purchase of P1,000 worth of PTT gasoline and diesel products commits PTT to plant one tree under the motorist’s name. The exact location and growth of the tree may be monitored online with the help of Wide Out, PTT’s technology partner.

To know more about PTT’s “Gas Up for a Tree” project, please visit and like http://www.facebook.com/pttgasupforatreeproject.

PTT is the largest petroleum company in Thailand engaged in the downstream and upstream petroleum business including petrochemical and fuel trading business. PTT has a ranking of 95 for 2012 in the Fortune Global 500 with revenue of $ 79 Billion. The Fortune Global 500 is the annual ranking of the top 500 corporations worldwide by revenue as compiled and listed by Fortune 500 magazine.

PTT Philippines Corporation (PTTPC) is one of the wholly owned subsidiary companies in the Philippines of PTT. PTTPC is tasked to supply and distribute various petroleum and lubricants products in the Philippine domestic market and have various retail gasoline stations in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Cebu.

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