Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Toyota Motor Philippines Donates P 2M for Families Displaced by Taal Eruption
To help families affected by the recent Taal volcano eruption, local automotive leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) and its media partners have pledged P 2 million as aid for evacuees in regional relief centers in Batangas and Laguna province.
The announcement was made during TMP President-designate Atsuhiro Okamoto’s welcome remarks at the carmaker’s annual Media Thanksgiving event.
Incidentally, the event was Okamoto’s first official media appearance after being appointed as TMP’s president-designate.
“The eruption of Taal Volcano during my first month here in the Philippines is very unfortunate for many Filipinos,” said Okamoto. “But it also shows the Filipino values of bayanihan and resilience. The ability to stay positive during hard challenges is truly a wonder. I believe this is what moves this country forward. I hope to make this my second home in the coming years.”
The financial contribution will be allocated for necessary supplies to support the evacuees displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption in various centers in the Province of Batangas, and to the City of Santa Rosa which is assigned as the Regional Evacuation Center of CALABARZON.