With the COVID-19 pandemic taking its toll around the globe, seeing help pouring in is just the silver lining we all need. We need not look far as Mitshubishi Motors Philippines, Corp. (MMPC) is doing their part to aid Filipino medical staff combat the threat.
Following the shortage of public transportation after citywide lockdowns, MMPC has loaned out units of their L300 shuttle units to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the local government of Sta. Rosa, Laguna as well.
Two units have been sent to DOTr, and the L300 shuttle units are meant to be used as a means to bring healthcare workers, support staff, as well as other front liners to and from Sta. Rosa and Muntinlupa. Because of the enhanced community quarantine, providing safe transportation for these individuals is very invaluable.
The local government unit of Sta. Rosa likewise received two L300 units, which will be used for intra-city transportation for medical staff and front liners in the city.
Each L300 shuttle will be allowed to carry ten passengers plus the driver at all times in observance of the social distancing mandate of the government.
“Mitsubishi Motors acknowledges the sacrifice being done by our front liners. From the people in the medical field, our uniformed personnel, food and service crew, security guards and other support personnel, we salute your bravery, selflessness, and dedication in protecting our communities from this virus,” said Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, MMPC President and CEO.
Everyone the world over are doing what they can and pitching into all the relief efforts being carried out. We hope that for the Philippines, this is only the start of a grander scale of help from our very own motoring industry.