Get more than just gas with Petron Value Card

Petron, the country’s leading oil company, has come up with a value-packed card that rewards its loyal customers with rewards and privileges. The Petron Value Card is available to everyone who patronizes Petron products or services.

To join, you simply need to present P500-worth of Petron receipts at any participating Petron station. The attendant will immediately process your Petron Value Card and issue it to you on-site so you can start enjoying the perks that come with the card.

First, Petron Value Card allows you to earn points that you can use to pay for products and services at participating Petron establishments. Every P250-worth of fuel spend is worth 1-point, which has a cash value of P1.

The Petron Value Card is also a discount card. You get P10-off on every Gasul 11kg. at participating Petron establishments. You also have a P10 discount for every liter or P40 discount for every gallon of Petron automotive lubricants at participating Petron stations and car care centers. Plus, you get 5% off on SMC products at San Mig Food Ave.

By accumulating a minimum of 5-points from the preceding month, a Petron Value Card holder is automatically covered with P10,000 personal accident insurance and P1,000 medical reimbursement from MAPFRE Insular. You are also eligible for free 24-hour towing and roadside assistance nationside from Ibero Asistencia. Certain restrictions apply for both privileges.

To give you even more benefits, the Petron Value Card is also honored at selected business establishments so you can enjoy freebies, discounts and special offers on dining, personal care, and travel and leisure products and services. Simply present your Petron Value Card to avail of the offers.

Petron has the largest retail network with more than 2,000 service stations bringing its superior automotive fuels closer to motorists. It remains at the forefront of fuels technology and continuously pioneers ground-breaking products formulated for the lifestyles of customers. Petron Blaze, for instance, is one of the few—if not the only—commercially available gasoline in the world with a 100-octane rating. 

Fuel up Christmas with Petron eFuel Cards

Want to give a gift that’s sure to be appreciated by friends, relatives, neighbors, employees, clients and business partners? Get them a prepaid Petron eFuel Card that they can use to pay for fuels, lubricants as well as other products and services at participating Petron stations nationwide.

The Petron eFuel Card can be loaded with flexible denominations starting at P1,000.  The card load can be used as many times as needed, until the amount stored in the card is depleted.

Once consumed, the Petron eFuel Card holder has the option to reload it at BPI ATMs and branches for the convenience of cash-less transactions. The Petron eFuel Card is transferable but not redeemable for cash or credit. Nor is it replaceable if lost or damaged.

Petron has the largest retail network with more than 2,000 service stations bringing its superior automotive fuels closer to motorists. It remains at the forefront of fuels technology and continuously pioneers ground-breaking products formulated for the lifestyles of customers. Petron Blaze, for instance, is one of the few—if not the only—commercially available gasoline in the world with a 100-octane rating. 

Petron offers “Libreng Kape’t Balita”

Early birds get to catch free coffee and news at participating Petron stations until January 8, 2013.

From 6 AM to 9 AM everyday during the promo period, motorists who fuel up with at least P300-worth of Petron Diesel Max, Pinoy Gasoline and Regular Gasoline can avail of one sachet of San Mig Coffeemix and one copy of Bandera. Fueling up with at least P600-worth of Petron Blaze 100, XCS, Xtra Unleaded, and Turbo Diesel will give the motorist one free sachet of San Mig Coffeemix and one copy of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

To avail of the “Libreng Kape’t Balita” promo, the fuel purchase must be made between 6AM to 9AM. The free coffee and newspaper can be availed of only on the prescribed time, at the current day, and on-site at the participating Petron station. 

Only cash and credit card transactions are qualified for the promo. Bulk, PO and wholesale transactions are not eligible to redeem the free items. The San Mig Coffeemix sachet will be provided as a dry sample; cup and hot water are not included.

Look for the promo signages at participating Petron stations nationwide and get your early morning treat of “Libreng Kape’t Balita” with Petron!

Petron Passion for Porsche The big boys are out to play!

The big boys of the Petron  basketball team have caught the “Passion for Porsche” fever!   In photo are (L-R): Chris Lutz with the red Porsche Cayman and the silver Porsche Cayenne; Danny Ildefonso holding the white Porsche GT3 RSR available starting December 1; and JunMar Fajardo with the blue Porsche Panamera and the black Porsche Carrera.

These Porsche collectible toy cars are offered in the “Petron Passion for Porsche” promo, which runs from November 1, 2012 to January 31, 2o13.  For every P1,000-worth of Petron Blaze, XCS, Xtra Unleaded, Turbo Diesel or Diesel Max purchase, a Petron customer can avail of a Porsche collectible toy car for only P180.  

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 metal die cast.  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 trigger 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 is valid for all cash and credit card transactions. The toy car can only be purchased at the participating Petron station where the customer loaded fuel, or same site redemption only. 

Petron brings two lucky ladies to watch the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi

Petron “Blaze Your Way to the Grand Prix” promo sends off the winners for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  (L-R):  Kristine Lim, Petron brand associate; Billy Centeno, Petron cards trade manager; J Clavio, Petron cards executive; Cheryl Lancero, winner; Catherine Liwag, winner; Ailea Zialcita, Mastercard vice-president; William Herrera, Red Rock Travel vice president; and Butz Tenchavez, Petron local station marketing assistant.
Two very lucky ladies spent the recent holidays watching the spectacular Formula One Grand Prix live at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi from November 2-4, 2012.

Cheryl Lancero of DasmariƱas, Cavite, and Catherine Liwag of Sampaloc, Manila, both businesswomen, were two of the thousands who joined the Petron “Blaze Your Way to the Grand Prix” promo. Running from July 15 to September 15, 2012, the promo was open to all Petron customers who used their MasterCards to purchase P2,000 worth of Petron fuels, Petron lubricants, or Petron Gasul from participating Petron stations, and registering a unique code in the official Petron Facebook page (

Lancero and Liwag are the second batch of grand draw winners for a free F1 trip, this time to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Each one won a free trip for two inclusive of tickets to the three-day Grand Prix event, access to concerts after each race, access to pit stops, round-trip air fare, hotel accommodations for five days/four nights, fully-paid meals, travel insurance, and an F1 survival kit.

Minor winners who each earned a Petron Value Card with P10,000 worth of fuel were: Andrew Powell Lee, Romeo Titong, Don Jose Romulo Davies, Joy Cristine Juan, Evelyn Joy Cua, Michael Lu, Ernest Carlos Jr., Karen Arambulo, Ma. Natividad Operario, and Graziella Fajardo.

Meanwhile, the twenty lucky winners who were able to treat their friends to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix-Manila Viewing Party last November 4, 2012 were: Isidro Albano, Nino Lou Santiano, Edwin Lim, Nanette Ramos, Stanley Cheng, Brigida Azcueta, Prospero Cabornay, Peter Trinidad, Melanie Casuela, Christopher Sio, Raulitos Ignacio, Aberto Miguel Espanola, Jerry Hawson, Teofilo Ponce Jr., Jose Dennis Lakampuenga, Teresita Chan, Benedicto Maralit, Amiel Domingo, Sharon Estrella, and Helen Palabrica.

A partnership with Mastercard and Business Mirror, Petron’s “Blaze Your Way to the Grand Prix” promo consisted of three minor draws and two grand draws with a total of 30 winners of Petron Value Cards pre-loaded with P10,000 each; 40 winners to Grand Prix Races viewing parties in Manila; and two grand draw winners each for the Singapore and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix races.

Generika upgrades loyalty card

Generika Drugstore, one of the country's leading generic drugstore chains, is releasing an upgraded version of its loyalty card, the GeneriKard. The new GeneriKard replaces the built-in chip with a new contact-less card technology, which will be less prone to deterioration or defects, and can be read faster by store personnel. In addition, the new GeneriKard features a more attractive design and is made from more durable material.

The new GeneriKard is available at all Generika outlets nationwide, starting September 2012. Bearers of the old GeneriKard will, of course, continue to enjoy the exclusive discounts, perks and privileges extended to all GeneriKard holders.

GeneriKard is a loyalty card that allows customers to earn points whenever they spend a minimum P20 at any Generika Drugstore. The card earns points worth 1% of the purchase amount for generic medicines, and 0.2% of the purchase amount for branded medicines and other consumer goods. 
In addition, cardholders can avail of exclusive GeneriKard Specials, such as the ongoing discounts on: Pryce Teens (50%); Moringana Capsules (10%); IQ Plus Syrup (5%); OMX Probiotics Capsule (5%); Kyusoku Bihaku (5%); and Evaderm (5%). 

Customers can get a free GeneriKard with a minimum purchase of P300 worth of generic medicines. The GeneriKard can also be purchased outright for P50. Simply fill out the application form at any Generika Drugstore to by part of the more than 300,000 GeneriKard members. 

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. Generika was awarded the Quality Seal Award by the Bureau of Food & Drugs (BFAD) in 2009, and was proclaimed the national winner in the drugstore chain category in 2009 by the Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP). There are more than 300 Generika Drugstore outlets nationwide.

North Caloocan hosts 5th Riders Club Meet Up

Inspite of the morning downpour on September 29, hundreds of motorcycle riders belonging to several Caloocan clubs trooped down to Barangay Bagumbong to join Safe T Ryders’ 5th Club Meet Up.The 5th edition was hosted and organized by BRAD Riders Club led by Jonell Miguel (nickname Migs) and Barangay Kagawad Atty. Joel Clamor.   “With the growing number of motorcycles riders in our area, we are honoured to welcome the road safety team of Safe T Ryders for an afternoon of learning safety tips,” said Atty. Clamor. 

The road safety team is composed of  Alberto Suansing, the former LTO Chief and now Secretary General of Phil Global Road Safety Partnership, Love-love Tioseco, celebrity motorcycle race driver and television personality, and Arnel Doria, founder of Safe T Ryders Training Center. “Motorcycles helmets with ICC stickers are legitimate and legal.  Any enforcer who will ask for other requirements is simply after “kotong”,” said Suansing on the topic of ICC stickers.  On Suansing’s invitation, DTI office of Atty. Pete Mendoza sent a team of DTI personnel to inspect motorcycle helmets and install ICC stickers at the 5th Club Meet Up.  Hundred of helmets from the participants, including that of Ms. Love-love Tioseco were given ICC stickers.  “ICC stickers are number coded to differentiate between helmets and other commodities like electrical tapes.  Enforcers will know which stickers are for helmets, and there is stiff penalty for using wrong ICC sticker,” warned Suansing. 

Technicians from Prestone were also on hand to test brake fluids of motorcycles.  Using a handy tool, they showed to the participants that brake fluid contaminated with water by as much as 2% will have lower boiling point, resulting to overheating of the brake system, and eventual brake failure.  “The brake system is one of the most important safety feature of a motorcycle.  Once it fails, it could mean life or death to the rider,” warned Dan Santiago of Prestone.   As a goodwill, each participant was given a bottle of free brake fluid that they can use to top up or replace after they inspect their brake system.   

Present at the Club Meet Up were members from BRAD Riders, COBRA Riders, MRC "MALDITSZ", BATS, St. Apolonia Riders Club  S.A.R.C, TRC "Trail Riders Club" and solo riders.

The number of motorcycle users is growing in double digits.   Consequently, the cases of road crashes involving motorcycles are also growing in double digits.

Safe-T-Ryders is conducting a series of Bikers Club Meet-Ups to promote greater awareness among public in general, and motorcycle riders in particular.  The goal is to engage organized bikers to take active part in the promotion of road safety and reduction of road mishaps.  Through the network of motorcycle clubs, the road safety campaign is expected to reach as many riders as possible in spreading the mindset of road safety.

Arnel Doria of Safe T Ryders conducted a short discussion on the effects of alcohol when riding.  This was followed by a lively demonstration of mild and strong intoxication using the “Fatal Vision” goggles.  Club members took turns trying out the goggles and doing several exercises to test their ability to carry out simple tasks like walking along a straight line and catching a ball. 

The goggles simulate the loss of eye-and-muscle coordination due to  high BAC (blood alcohol concentration) to emphasize the very damaging effects of riding under the influence of alcohol, and its severe consequences resulting in serious injuries and even death.  With the growing number of road crashes resulting from riding under the influence of alcohol, Safe-T-Ryders is mounting a campaign against riding motorbikes after taking alcohol.

According to Safe T Ryders founder Arnel Doria who was the head of marketing for a leading car brand, "The Club Meet-Up program is part of our advocacy to engage bikers club members in the active campaign to multiply the number of responsible and disciplined bikers.  This will be a continuing program for Safe-T-Ryders Training Center and we invite corporate partners to join us in this road safety advocacy."

Club Meet Up is regularly supported by Gadgets Magazine and PGRSP, together with the official media partners: Motoring Today (Solar Sports), Stoplight TV, Auto Review (PTV4) and Inside Motoring (DZRJ).  The Caloocan leg is sponsored by Prestone, and the Barangay Government Unit of Bagumbong, represented by Atty. Joel Clamor. 

Safe-T-Ryders Training Center believes that a sound knowledge base as well as strong riding skills result in safer road users and enhance the enjoyment of motorcycle riders. 

The Club Meet-Up is open to bike club members as well as individual riders. Attendance is free of charge to qualified participants.   For interested parties and/or riders clubs who would like to host the meet up, please contact Safe T Ryders (Tel No. 208-8035 / Mobile: 0932-872-3389).  Check for updates on Facebook ( 


Boracay Beach Management Program key to “Best Island” award

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.

Pinoy_Blogfest 3.0

Give each side a chance to air their story—that’s one simple solution to settle the feud between pro- and anti-Internet piracy supporters. Pinoy Blogfest 3.0, an annual event staged by Gadgets Magazine, aims to do just that. Everyone—no matter which side of the issue you’re on—is invited to be part of this instructive yet fun event, happening on Saturday, 22 September 2012 at the Alphaland Tents (EDSA cor. Chino Roces, near Magallanes MRT station) in Makati City.
Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is themed Caught in the Web: Both Sides of the Digital Movement, and promises a whole afternoon of exciting activities. Whether you’re a tech geek, a music buff, a gamer, afashionista, or just someone who wants to learn and discover new things, we’ve cooked up something special just for you.
The afternoon program is free and open to the public. It begins with a digital photography session courtesy of Canon Crusader of Light, Sara Black. Next on the program is a talk about Intellectual Property law by Atty. Ann Edillon of Bengzon Negre Untalan (BNU) Intellectual Property Attorneys. Diego Mapa of OPM bands Pedicab and Tarsius, and Mark Laccay from local creative funding platform Artiste Connect will also share how crowd funding can bridge the gap between consumers and content-makers.
Color It Red, Downdraft, Taken By Cars, and Ciudad will be there for special guest performances. You can win gifts and prizes from our sponsors when you participate in various activities, including a fun segment by Edifier. You can also pick out awesome finds in our fashion aisle courtesy of Supersale Bazaar, while gaming rigs from Sony will be set up for those who want free gaming action.
In the evening program, there will be a panel discussion on Internet piracy and digital rights. To give this interactive dialog are Filipino Freethinker Leloy Claudio, former IPOPHL consultant Atty. Mark Dy, and Engr. Jason Conanan from local band Hidden Nikki. Legal luminary Adel Tamano, Director for Public Affairs and Communication of Coca-Cola will be the evening’s Keynote Speaker. Concluding the program will be the announcement of the winners of the GoodBlog Awards, music from local bands Runmanila and Black Summer, and the raffle draws.
The evening program, which starts at 6:30 pm, is a BIO (By Invitation Only) event. If you wish to attend, please visit and send a private message with your name and contact details so the organizers can put you on the guest list.
Pinoy Blogfest 3.0 is brought you by Gadgets Magazine and Coca-Cola, in cooperation with Edifier,NEO Laptops and AOC Monitors, and support from Canon PhilippinesHPSonyMili andDivoomGinebra San Miguel Premium GinReebokSupersale BazaarArtiste ConnectThe Ateneo Musicians’ Pool, and official media partner Manila Bulletin. For more information, please visit

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.