Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) pledged Php5,000,000 as aid for typhoon relief operations in several locations in the country affected by Typhoon Ulysses. The recent calamity caused flooding and devastation, severely affecting families and livelihoods in Cagayan Valley, Metro Manila, and Rizal.
TMP will turn over the donation to the local government of Tuguegarao City in Cagayan, Ilagan City in Isabela, Marikina, and Rizal, through Toyota’s dealerships in the heavily affected areas.
“We hope this donation will help support the recovery of our kababayans affected by the typhoon. 2020 has been an extraordinary year because of the impacts of natural disasters and the pandemic, yet I am truly in awe of the Filipino spirit of strength and Bayanihan that continues to rise above the challenges, ”said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto. “Since moving here in the Philippines last January, I have constantly witnessed Filipinos’ unwavering support in helping each other in times like these. These are important values that help move this country forward,” he added.
TMP is also extending assistance to typhoon-affected customers nationwide by providing sales and service discounts on Toyota vehicles that sustained damage from the recent typhoons.
This isn't Toyota's first donation for what has been a challenging year. TMP helped out communities by donating P2,000,000 for Santa Rosa and Batangas evacuees from the Taal eruption. They also lent out vehicles for health care workers, LGUs, and volunteer groups during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) also benefitted from Toyota's aid with health care workers getting sanitized Just-In-Time free shuttle services, donating PPEs, supplies, and groceries in nearby communities in Santa Rosa and the Santa Rosa Community Hospital.
Last but not least, the country's biggest automaker donated 30 Vios units to various DOH and LGU hospitals in Metro Manila and Santa Rosa.