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Caltex to boosts STEM education in Cagayan Valley and CAR through fuel up at Caltex gas stations

Caltex to boosts STEM education in Cagayan Valley and CAR through fuel up at Caltex gas stations

Starting June 1 until July 31, all motorists who fuel up in Caltex stations that belong to the Northern Star network in Cagayan Valley and portions of CAR will automatically help the regions’ 30 highest-need public high schools purchase much needed 21st century teaching tools.  This was announced during the launch of Caltex Fuel Your School with Caltex and its branded marketer Northern Star Energy Corporation, committing to match every liter of fuel sale in participating Caltex stations with a one-peso donation to raise three million pesos (P3 million).

The total amount will be divided among the 30 public high schools selected based on criteria set by the Department of Education.  A total of 40,662 public high school students and 1,638 of their teachers in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Kalinga and Ifugao stand to benefit from Caltex Fuel Your School 2019.  

There is no minimum fuel purchase required and all three Caltex products with Techron namely, Silver, Platinum, and Techron-D (Diesel) are covered by the fuel-to-donate scheme. Motorists can still use their HappyPlus, Robinsons Rewards Card, or MVP Card to load on points while helping their local public high schools.

This is the second straight year that Northern Star and Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), are partnering to help drive education in the country. This year, Northern Star is utilizing its 22 Caltex stations in Cagayan Valley to raise the P3 million in two months. Just like last year, Northern Star also donated P2 million pesos directly to Fuel Your School.

Caltex Fuel Your School started in 2015. Over the last four years, the campaign has been able to help 118 public high schools, 4,781 public high school teachers, and over 1.477 million public high school students in Metro Manila, Davao, Bicol and Ilocos region. Northern Star and Caltex hope to repeat these successes in Cagayan Valley.

As in previous years, projects submitted show the skill of the teachers and potential of the students.  For instance, “Debris turned into REALITY” by teacher Jay Lapaz Andres of Aparri

School of Arts and Trades is about using garbage to operate a miniature power generator model.  It gives students the opportunity understand and appreciate how magnets and copper coils display induction in the process of producing electricity.

Caltex Fuel Your School has been recognized by various award-giving bodies. It bagged Silver and Gold Anvil Awards from Public Relations Society of the Philippines, a merit recognition from the coveted Quill Awards, and a citation from the American Chamber of Commerce CSR Excellence Awards.

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