PTT Philippines, the local unit of Thailand’s state-owned PTT Public Co. Ltd., has so far raised P100,000 from the proceeds of its luxurious pay toilet within its P75-million platinum service station in Lucena, Quezon. A concept adopted from PTT Thailand, Restroom 20 is a pay toilet that has first-class amenities to ensure convenience of customers. It has a lounge where customers could relax and stay for a while especially if they are in a long travel.
“We want to ensure to our customers that we are not only offering good products but excellent services as well,” PTT President and CEO Sukanya Seriyothin said.
Although customers have to shell out P20 for the use of the toilet, the proceeds will go directly to charity that will be identified by the local government of the host city. PTT signed last week a memorandum of agreement with Lucena Mayor Roderick Alcala. Under the agreement, proceeds from the operations of Restroom 20 will go directly to the local government that, in turn, will identify their chosen beneficiary. In its one-month soft opening since December, PTT Lucena’s Restroom 20 has already raised P100,000. The proceeds were turned over to “Natatanging Sektor ng may Kapansanan sa Lungsod ng Lucena Inc.”
The oil firm said its Restroom 20 provides another competition among oil companies in terms of other services that they provide to customers.
For PTT customers who do not want to use the luxurious toilet, they have the option to use a separate free toilet that is also equally clean and comfortable. PTT is known to be consistent in providing clean comfort rooms in many of its service stations all over Luzon and Cebu.
“Our customers always have the option whether to use the pay toilet or our regular toilet similar to malls that offer the same type of facilities,” Seriyothin said. “But for those who will use our pay toilet, they automatically are helping the less fortunate sector in our society.”
A platinum station is bigger in size compared to a regular service station and offers complete facilities, including mini-park, for motorists to make it a destination place of its target market.
PTT’s first platinum station formally opened on January 15. A platinum station is part of the company’s five-year expansion plan. Aside from the platinum station, the oil firm is also constructing premier stations whose design and complete looks are also patterned after the PTT Thailand.
A premier station will be smaller in size compared to the platinum.