DAVAO-BASED independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. said on Tuesday it is donating P25 million worth of fuel, lubricants and technical services to the country’s largest humanitarian ship, the M/V Amazing Grace.
The Philippine Red Cross recently commissioned M/V Amazing Grace, which will serve as a hospital ship, relief supply transport ship, sea rescue vessel, mobile command center, cargo transport for trucks and ambulances, and mass evacuation ship, among others.
President Rodrigo Duterte led the launching and commissioning of M/V Amazing Grace last May 9 at the Philippine Navy Headquarters in Manila.
Its complete facilities ensure that life-saving supplies and services will immediately reach those who need it most.
“We share the vision of the Philippine Red Cross to provide faster and more efficient aid and rescue in time of calamities and disasters,” Phoenix President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Uy said.
“Phoenix Petroleum has committed to being an indispensable partner in the journey of everyone and that includes helping our fellow Filipinos recover and become even more resilient in trying times,” he added.
Phoenix Petroleum carries out various corporate social responsibility programs through Phoenix Philippines Foundation, Inc. Its advocacies are focused on outreach and disaster relief, education, environment along with health and safety.
Earlier, the company said it has acquired the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business in the Philippines of Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB), a Malaysian oil and gas company listed on Bursa Malaysia.
Phoenix is the leading independent oil company in the Philippines and is engaged in the trading and marketing of refined petroleum products and lubricants, operation of oil depots and storage facilities, hauling and into-plane services.