“We’re here for you”: Toyota PH donates 17 Vios to public hospitals

Image from Sec. Duque's Twitter post
  • Toyota PH has donated 17 vehicles to government hospitals
  • The good news was shared by Sec. Duque on Twitter
  • The turnover ceremony was witnessed by DOH and TMP officials

MANILA, Philippines – True to its commitment, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is lending a helping hand to medical frontliners by donating 17 units of Toyota Vios to several public hospitals.

The good news was announced on Friday, June 19, by no less than Health Secretary Francisco Duque III who expressed his gratitude to the Japanese carmaker.

The turnover ceremony held at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) was witnessed by TMP and Department of Health (DOH) officials.

Image screenshot from Sec. Duque’s Twitter post

“Thank you, @ToyotaMotorPH, for donating 17 units of vios cars to our government hospitals. Thank you, His Excellency Koji Haneda, Ambassador of Japan to the Phils., Mr. Atsuhiro Okamoto, Toyota Motors Phils President and colleagues in DOH for gracing this event,” wrote Duque on Twitter.

Earlier, TMP in partnership with Toyota Mobility Foundation has provided 10 shuttles to PGH for medical frontliners in response to DOTR’s request “to make mobility more accessible especially to health workers”.

Image from Sec. Duque’s Twitter post

According to TMP, the effort is on top of 49 TMP vehicles it lend out to different hospitals, LGUs and other volunteer groups in Metro Manila and Laguna.

Toyota dealers across the country has also come together to ‘give back’ to the community amid the community quarantine by providing service units, as well as donating PPEs, alcohols, rice and food packs to affected frontliners and communities.