As part of its corporate social responsibility program, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leader in commercial vehicle segment, has formally signed a memorandum of agreement with GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKP)—the socio-civic arm of GMA Network—in response to provide vehicle assistance and emergency relief operations to communities across the country.
The partnership aims to help over 600,000 individuals who are affected with calamity-stricken and underserved communities. Most of these beneficiaries are recipients of Operation Bayanihan Project—a series of relief operations and medical missions; and “Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan” project, which focuses on the importance of education by providing complete set of school supplies to underprivileged students.
Isuzu Philippines Corporation President Hajime Koso said, “Our support to GMA Kapuso Foundation demonstrate our true commitment in helping out the lives of communities everywhere. It’s an honor and privilege to reach out and extend our hands to communities that need us the most.”
Under the agreement, Isuzu Philippines Corporation will donate one (1) unit of Isuzu D-MAX 4×4 pickup truck to GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) in its bid to support and deliver public service through its charitable missions nationwide.
“Our company (Isuzu) is not only known in creating vehicles across the world, but also in building hope and compassion towards other people. This partnership is our way of helping out and sharing our commitment and passion in public service”, said Koso. “We are happy to partner with GMA Kapuso Foundation to become a responsible steward of our society through their Serbisyong Totoo philosophy,” he added.
Present at the signing ceremony were GMAKF Founder and Ambassador Mel Tiangco; IPC President Hajime Koso; IPC Asst. Dept. Head for Admin. Masahiro Soga and GMAKF Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rikki Escudero-Catibog, who gave her inspiring opening remarks during the actual turnover of the Isuzu D-MAX vehicle.
“This is just the beginning of many wonderful things that stored for Isuzu. IPC and GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) will continue to provide a stronger partnership that will help elevate the lives of underprivileged Filipinos all over the country, “said Koso.
For the last 20 years, GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) has become the most accomplished, most trusted and reliable non-government organization in the country today. The foundation continues to serve Filipinos through programs that are anchored with health, education, values formation, disaster response and reconstruction.
“With this partnership, we will able to bridge and change the life of every communities in every city. More than just giving, what a great reward to see families that has been transformed,” added Koso.