August 27, 2006

Boycott Petron

It is ironic that at this point of time where there is still a slim window of opportunity to take that leaking oil tanker off from the waters of Guimaras, Petron is delaying its obligations to clean up its act. As a consumer, I am disgusted at the company's seeming insensitivity towards the environment, and how it washes its hands of any responsibility.

I wanted to help in letting Petron feel my displeasure, but I felt helpless in making a dent at the company. But then, I remembered how Gandhi evoked change through civil disobedience wherein he urged ordinary people to boycott English cotton which resulted in hurting of the sales of foreign business and the eventual attention of the British government.To evoke change is to provoke Petron where it hurts them the most: their pockets. In this regard, I urge all petrol-consuming Filipinos to BOYCOTT ALL PETRON PRODUCTS AND GAS STATIONS until they remove that ship from the Guimaras waters. I'm doing my share of protest in the hope that they will listen to the voice of its consumers.

7 comments:

tanya said...

http://apunk.gnn.tv/blogs/17940/OIL_SPILL_IN_GUIMARAS

You might be interested in reading that too.

Jules said...

thanks! will do!

watson said...

Good call, Jules. Dapat lang. Each day of clean-up delay is everybody's loss.

banzai cat said...

Considering how much Petron used to spend as part of its "social responsibility" thang before, I was surprised (well, not really ) how slow it reacted to the event. Heh, I kinda thought Ruivivar (the Petron spokesperson) must be thinking she had the lousiest job then and there when the news broke.

Jet said...

Wow, I didn't know it was that bad.

So what's the update?

Tuesday Gutierrez said...

i think we should get our act together..ive launched saveguimaras.wordpress.com and if you are interested to write/post articles/thoughts etc. would be greatly appreciated. please email me at tuesdaygutz@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

jules, i agree...
we should boycott all Petron products until they do something about the oil spill.
the effects of the oil spill are really terrible. :(

Rose AGL