Admit it. Road trips are exciting but, at some points, stressful. Imagine the long list of the must-dos before your trip, during your trip, and after your trip. And that does not include the list of what to do in case of emergencies. But, thanks to the like of Petron Lakbay Alalay, the country’s longest-running motorist roadside assistance program, the stress of taking road trips is lessened, and the experience becomes the best ang biyahe (best travel).
For the past 32 years, Petron’s big heroes – a growing group of employee volunteers – continue to provide free road assistance to travelers in need of emergency first aid and minor car repairs such as overheating and flat tires, as well as inspection of tire pressure, oil and radiator water level, and brakes.
Sustaining its tradition of volunteerism since its inception in the Holy Week of 1986, the Petron Lakbay Alalay has transitioned into a “comprehensive year-round program to ensure that with Petron, the best ang biyahe,” says Ana Neri, Petron’s Assistant Vice President for Marketing, during the launch of Petron Lakbay Alalay 2018 program: Best Biyahe Caravan.
From offering emergency assistance, the program now focuses on the wellbeing of the motorist and passengers, and promotes preventive car maintenance, safety pedestrian campaign, and road safety measures.
"Now, the Petron Lakbay Alalay program is part of your journey, starting before the trip and extending even after you have returned home from your holiday travels."
Keeping true to its promise, Petron continues to offer free safety checks on participating Petron Car Care Centers and service stations. Aside from usual station activations during long holiday weekends, Petron Lakbay Alalay further advances its advocacy through its planned visits to seven schools, three communities and three major malls.
Petron Lakbay Alalay’s Best Biyahe Caravan will consistently remind motorists by placing striking banners like “Seatbelts save lives” and “Helmets on, headlights on” along the major thoroughfares. Most importantly, the program also highlights the Petron’s Bisita Gasulista campaign where volunteers would come to check the Petron Gasul LPG tanks if free from leaks and other dangers.
With all these, Petron expects that you’d have the best travel experience! But if anxiety kicks in, keep in mind that “Petron encourages everyone to say the Driver’s Prayer every time they get behind the wheel,” Neri quips.
To serve motorists this Holy Week 2018, there will be Petron Lakbay Alalay activations on Wednesday, March 28, from 7AM to 4PM, and on Thursday, March 29, from 4AM to 5PM at the following Petron service stations:
- North Luzon: PEC1 NLEX, Marilao Bulacan; Lakshore NLEX, Mexico, Pampanga; Parkville Km 42 Plaridel, Bulacan; and TPLEX Km 134 Northbound, Pura, Tarlac.
- South Luzon: PEC 3 SLEX, San Pedro, Laguna; PNCC Km 44 SLEX, Silangan, Cavite; and Star Tollways, Malvar, Batangas.
- Visayas: West Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City; Cebu North Road, Tabok, Mandaue City, Cebu; and Law-An, Talisay, Cebu.
- Mindanao: National Highway, Bo. Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental; Bgy. Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental; Diversion Road, Buhangin, Davao City; and National Highway, Ulas, Davao City, Davao del Sur.
On Saturday, March 31, from 7AM to 4PM, and on Sunday, April 1, from 10AM to 8PM, the Petron Lakbay Alalay teams will be at:
- North Luzon: PEC 2 NLEX, Bocaue, Bulacan and TPLEX Km 134 Southbound, Pura, Tarlac.
- South Luzon: Star Toll, Lipa City, Batangas and MATES, SLEX Km 44, Silangan, Cavite.