Suzuki Philippines, Inc. – one of the country’s top motorcycle manufacturers shares help to those fighting the COVID19 battle at the front – the nurses and medical personnel by lending motorcycles as their transport service. This is in partnership with the Office of the Vice President’s (OVP) Angat Buhay Program which is a flagship anti-poverty campaign relying on private partnerships in implementing its activities seeking to help people from the marginalized sector and recently to support our frontliners in the fight against COVID19. The units were turned over and received by Vice President Leni Robredo herself on April 23, 2020.
Suzuki lends 10 units of the Raider J Crossover to serve Angat Buhay’s Free Dorm for Healthcare Workers project. Currently, they have 11 dormitories in Metro Manila and some provinces housing various public hospitals’ staff. Two of these – the Teacher’s Village Dorm and Holy Family School in Maginhawa; will benefit from this initiative from Suzuki. Tenants of these dorms are working at East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Philippine Lung Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute and Philippine Heart Center. The Raider J Crossover is Suzuki’s latest bike launched in February and the brand believes that it is the fitting ride for the frontliners, it is efficient and economical. More than that, since social distancing is a top priority nowadays, a solo ride on a motorcycle now provides one of the best means of transportation.
“We are one with the whole nation in this fight against COVID19. We hope that these motorcycles help our frontliners in their commute to their respective medical facilities efficiently and safely. We will heal and overcome this together as one team Suzuki,” Mr. Akira Utsumi said in a statement.
“Thank you so much Suzuki Philippines for lending these units to us. These motorcycles will go a long way in helping our medical dormers,” said Vice President Leni Robredo.