The need for health care workers has never been more urgent. Following the enhanced community quarantine, though, it has been difficult for them to simply get to and from work. Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPI) acknowledges this dilemma and has partnered with DOTr for a solution.
In the form of nine Carry Utility Vans (UV) and one Super Carry CV, Suzuki is lending a hand to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and our front liners’ transportation needs, and for the delivery of essential goods as well.
With Metro Manila at the heart of Luzon’s pandemic, specific routes have been allocated for the Carry UVs to ferry our front liners along the routes, and with pick-up and drop-off points at the following:
- SM City San Jose Del Monte to Centris Station (EDSA, Quezon Avenue)
- SM City Masinag to The Medical City, Ortigas
- Ortigas Hospital and Healthcare Center to Rizal Medical Center
- Centris Station (EDSA, Quezon Avenue) to Cubao-Arenta Center MRT 3 Station
- SM City Taytay to De Los Santos Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center along E. Rodriguez Avenue
- SM City San Mateo to Robinsons Galleria
- SM City San Jose Del Monte to SM Fairview and Commonwealth Avenue.
“During these challenging times, we in Suzuki Philippines Inc. understand the impact that we can make as part of the automobile industry. We are more than willing to provide assistance to our frontline health workers for their unwavering commitment to continue serving the Filipino people especially at the current time. We are grateful for their solid dedication and we thank the DOTr as well for opening up a window for us to be of help,” said Akira Utsumi, President of Suzuki Philippines Inc.
This effort is in line with the Free Bus Ride for Medical Workers Program of the DOTr. Suzuki believes that they can help ease the burden of our front liners’ daily commute, and with this partnership, we can be sure that they will.