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Frontliners to get discounts from select SEAOIL stations

Frontliners — such as healthcare workers and quarantine enforcers — using their own vehicles will be given fuel discounts at select stations of SEAOIL Philippines Inc., the company announced Monday.

In a statement, SEAOIL said it has allocated P10 million to give discounts to frontliners with their own vehicles - P5.00 for gasoline and P3.00 for diesel at select stations across the country.

Those qualified for the discounts are medical professionals and technicians, hospital and clinic staff, uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Coast Guards, as well as officials of the local government unit (LGU), health workers, and quarantine enforcers.

To avail of the discount or fuel assistance, the driver of the vehicle will need to present an identification card that verifies their profession.

Vehicles properly marked as ambulances, military, and police vehicles used for COVID mobilization efforts will also qualify even with the absence of an identification card.

"SEAOIL is committed to helping our frontliners #ConquerCOVID19. We have utilized our resources to help our employees and the community. Keeping our stations open where possible, is one way to ensure our frontliners get to where they are needed," said Glenn Yu, SEAOIL CEO.

SEAOIL, along with other local oil firms, earlier on Monday announced a rollback in pump prices of petroleum products -- gasoline by P3.50 per liter, diesel by P2.00, and kerosene by P3.50.

From 12 midnight of  March 17, the entire Luzon was placed on enhanced community quarantine until April 13, 2020, restricting travel within the region in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

For its part, the Philippine economic team earlier rolled out a P27.1-billion package to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to provide economic relief to businesses affected by the threat.

Bulk of the amount, equivalent to P14 billion, will be used for programs of the Department of Tourism (DOT), said to be the "most affected." — RSJ, GMA News