On its 27th year, Petron Lakbay Alalay--the petroleum company's motorist assistance program--undergoes a makeover. Formerly involved with only helping stranded motorists during long calendar breaks (Holy Week and All Souls' Day), the program now has a series of activities running throughout the year to help motorists and communities.
Petron Lakbay Alalay now has three parts:
* Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kaligtasan. Intended for motorists' safety, this project features 162 Petron stations nationwide offering free safety checks to vehicles, long before the start of the Holy Week. The safety checks are a reminder that small details such as topping up vehicle fluids before long-distance runs should never go unnoticed.
Should someone on the road need vehicular assistance, participating Petron stations have emergency services for all four-wheelers. Moreover, with partner companies, these pit stops also offer free snacks and giveaways to customers.
Petron will display road safety banners and streamers on all highways. For the safety of communities, Petron will perform liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) leak checks and conduct LPG home safety seminars.
* Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalusugan. To ensure that drivers and passengers--and not just the vehicles--also get assistance, this part features participating Petron stations offering medical emergency services during the aforementioned holiday breaks. In addition, a Petron Lakbay Alalay "Run For Safety" foot race will be staged in Manila and Cebu to encourage healthy living.
* Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalikasan. This aims to remind motorists to take care of the environment. Petron will have environmental-awareness sticker campaign and tree-planting programs. Free trash bin promos will be run at participating stations to discourage littering.
In addition, Petron has partnered with the Department of Health and the Department of Science and Technology for a joint endeavor to promote a healthy lifestyle, to reduce the risk of dengue, and to provide real-time weather forecast system.