From left to right: SEAOIL VP for Marketing Art Cruz, SEAOIL CFO and SEAOIL Foundation President Mark Yu, SEAOIL President and CEO Francis Glenn Yu, World Vision National Resource Development Executive Director Filomena Portales, World Vision National Resource Development Associate Director Jun Godornes, and SEAOIL VP for Finance Tin Viola.

SEAOIL Philippines, Inc., through SEAOIL Foundation, Inc. and World Vision Development Foundation, has pledged to sponsor the preschool, grade school, and high school education of 35 children from various parts of Cebu, Negros, Batangas, and Manila. 

The beneficiaries of the SEAOIL grant range from five to six years old, and are currently in kindergarten. 

Since SEAOIL is partnering with World Vision, a community-based non-governmental organization (NGO), the grant will cover not only education expenses but also the funding of community projects that will be implemented in the children’s areas of residence.  

“We are very fortunate for this opportunity to help the children, our future generation. In SEAOIL, we believe that education is a major component of nation-building, and that it is the right of every Filipino child to receive good education,” said SEAOIL Foundation President and SEAOIL CFO Mark Yu.

The partnership also serves as a venue for employee volunteerism. Employees who wish to share their blessings may do so via monthly salary deduction. For its part, SEAOIL Foundation has committed a yearly contribution equivalent to half the total amount needed to sponsor 35 children.

“This partnership is an answered prayer for us. We are very grateful for this contribution from SEAOIL, and we hope that through their example, more people will be involved in helping our less fortunate children so that we can help steer them towards a brighter future,” said World Vision Interim National Director Filomena Portales.World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and civil conflict. It also works with communities in developing long-term solutions to alleviate poverty and advocates for justice on behalf of the poor.

SEAOIL incorporates its social responsibility programs into its corporate strategies to ensure sustainability. Through various in-house programs and SEAOIL Foundation, SEAOIL aims to be a catalyst in nation-building by developing grassroots-based educational, social, and environmental programs through collaborations with public and private organizations.

SEAOIL Foundation provides four-year college scholarships to deserving students in its host community in Mandaluyong, as well as to SEAOIL station personnel under the SEAOIL SHARK scholarship program. Via its partnership with the Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, it administers summer internships for college seniors which are designed to develop their leadership skills and raise their awareness of social issues. SEAOIL has also partnered with the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) in developing the Philippines’ only grassroots high school training program aimed at developing the Filipino youth through basketball. 

 SEAOIL is the largest independent oil player in the country. The Filipino-owned company has recently opened its 340th station and  plans to put up 95 more stations by the end of the year.