With the intention of helping build and develop a better society, PTT Philippines Foundation Inc. (PTTPFI) was envisioned to provide corporate social responsibility programs and advocacies in education, environment and natural resources, improving health conditions and sustainable development thru livelihood programs, poverty alleviation and social progress in the Philippines. PTTPFI was formally registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on August 29,2007.
“SIBOL: Re-Greening Marikina Watershed” is PTT Philippines’ three-year reforestation project in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL), particularly in the area of Antipolo City, in support of the government’s National Greening Program. The term “Sibol” was used to symbolize new hope to give UMRBPL the chance for a new beginning and regain its absorptive capacity after losing it for several decades as a result of illegal logging, burning of trees to make charcoal, and slash-and-burn farming that led to devastating floods at the height of Typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009. PTT Philippines is adopting 100 hectares of the total 26,125.64 hectares of UMRBPL that spans the city of Antipolo to the municipalities of Baras, Rodriguez, San Mateo and Tanay, all in the province of Rizal.
PTT Philippines opens ‘Paint that PTT Wall Competition’ to college students of all universities in four (4) regions where PTT Philippines has business presence – NCR, 3 (C. Luzon), 4-A (Calabarzon), & 7 (C. Visayas). Paint that PTT Wall is a painting competition especially made for artistic college students in different universities in the Philippines. Their task is to design and transform a plain wall, located in select PTT retail stations, into something creative and eye-catching.
To allow customers to participate in the project, PTT has come up with a retail station-based promo in which they will be given an opportunity to plant a tree under their names. The project is implemented through a two-pronged approach:
As part of PTT’s ridge to reef advocacy, a campaign known as “Bakajuan: Back to the Mangroves” project was introduced in Brgy. San Rafael IV, Noveleta, Cavite. For two years, this social awareness campaign was highlighted by information caravan and mangrove planting. PTT and hundreds of volunteers have planted 100,000 propagules. The target site is also expected to be transformed into an eco-tourism attraction. BakaJuan is pronounced as /ba-ka-wan/. A Filipino word for mangrove