As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its grip on our country, everyone has stepped up in relief efforts. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is no different and has been helping in their own little ways.

Transportation has become an issue especially for those working the front lines. In cooperation with various LGUs, TMP has lent out company vehicles for health care workers’ use. This is in an effort to safely transport doctors, nurses, and other front liners to their places of work efficiently, quickly, and safely. Other Toyota units have also been lent to volunteer groups who may need them for the distribution of PPEs and workers to different hospitals.

Other recipients are medical facilities that need support and families under TMP's corporate-social responsibility umbrella. Santa Rosa Community Hospital is one such facility after TMP donated PPEs such as isolation gowns, surgical gowns, and surgical gloves. More than 150 families have also been part of TMP’s efforts. Sacks of rice and groceries were distributed to hard to reach areas and communities, including those in the Toyota Santa Rosa Gawad Kalinga village.

For their customers, payment terms have been extended by Toyota Financial Services, and those with expiring insurance policies and warranty coverages were likewise extended by Toyota Insurance. For those who have scheduled Periodic Maintenance Services, a 30-day grace period was given by Toyota’s dealerships, too.

As somewhat of a bonus, front-liners who also happen to be Toyota Mastercard holders issued by Metrobank Card Corporation will be given fuel rebates from April 15 – 30, 2020. It is Toyota’s and Metrobank’s hope that this makes mobility and travel lighter and more convenient for its recipients.

Toyota leaves the Filipino people with this statement: "Toyota is here for you. Together, we look forward to better days ahead." Indeed we do, too.