As the country’s undisputed number one car brand, it’s no surprise that Toyota Motor Philippines has the largest press fleet around. When the Enhanced Community Quarantine hit though, these units were all grounded, until now.
In a Facebook post that’s just as viral as him taking the public transportation, Toyota Motor Philippines President Atsuhiro “Hiro” Okamoto said they’ve coordinated with various Local Government Units (LGUs) and government hospitals in pinpointing which areas need a hand.
So far, Okamoto-san has identified these places where the press units were deployed: Binangonan Lakeview Hospital, City of Manila, East Avenue Medical Center, Mary Johnston Hospital, Ospital ng Makati, Philippine General Hospital, Santa Rosa Community Hospital, Unihealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center, and the City of Manila and Navotas City.
Based on his post, Toyota lent out at least eight units: three Vios, two Rush, two RAV4, and one FJ Cruiser. According to Toyota Motor Philippines though, they have deployed a total of 36 units, with 47 in total allocated for this effort.