Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has formally signed a memorandum of agreement with GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKP) to provide vehicle assistance and emergency relief operations to communities across the country.
The partnership aims to help over 600,000 individuals who are in calamity-stricken and underserved communities. Most of the 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.
IPC 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 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 the opening remarks during the actual turnover of the Isuzu D-MAX vehicle.