Isuzu, GMA Kapuso Foundation in tie-up

In Photo: Rikki Escudero-Catibog (from left), GMAK F executive vice president and COO; Mel Tiangco, GMAK F founder and ambassador; Hajime Koso, IPC president; and Masahiro Soga, IPC assistant department head for administration

AS part of its corporate social responsibility program, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), the country’s leader in commercial vehicle segment, has formally signed a memorandum of agreement with GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF)—the sociocivic 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.

IPC President Hajime Koso said, “Our support to GMA Kapuso Foundation demonstrates 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, IPC will donate one unit of Isuzu D-MAX 4×4 LS pickup truck to 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 toward other people. This partnership is our way of helping out and sharing our commitment and passion in public service,” Koso said. “We are happy to partner with GMA Kapuso Foundation to become a responsible steward of our society through their Serbisyong Totoo philosophy.”

“This is just the beginning of many wonderful things that stored for Isuzu. IPC and GMA Kapuso Foundation will continue to provide a stronger partnership that will help elevate the lives of underprivileged Filipinos all over the country,” Koso said.

For the last 20 years, GMAKF has become the most accomplished, most trusted and reliable non-governmental 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,” Koso added.

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