Hino PH provides shuttle services through partnership with DOTr

Updated Apr 09, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates

Those who are going out to procure basic necessities are also allowed to use the shuttle services.

Through a partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Hino Motors Philippines are now providing free shuttle services for all essential frontline workers, including medical workers.

Since the enhanced community quarantine was implemented for the entirety of Luzon due to COVID-19, the operation of public transportation for the island was also suspended. To aid the daily commute of said essential frontliners, the free PUV rides are made available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Those who wish to make use of the said service need only present their IDs for identification.

A picture of Hino PUVs

Hino is lending several of their modern PUVs

Apart from frontline workers, citizens who are also seeking medical attention or going out to procure basic necessities are also allowed to use the shuttle service. Note, though, that one will need to present a quarantine pass.

To ensure everyone’s safety, the shuttle service Hino Philippines provides and follows strict guidelines, which include proper social distancing, free face masks for passengers, and alcohol sanitization. Before and after being deployed, the PUV units are also disinfected.

Of note, however, there has been no information given about the routes of these Hino PUVs as of this writing.

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Hino: It’s their mission to help make the world a better place

Together with the DOTr, Hino recognizes the sacrifice and the contributions of healthcare professionals in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, Hino Chairman Vicente T. Mills Jr. says, “We thank and sympathize with our health workers and frontliners. 

We stand-by our corporate mission of making the world a better place to live - by helping people and goods get where they need to go―safely, economically and with environmental responsibility.

Through this simple effort, we hope that our frontliners would know that they are not alone in this fight – that we from Hino and the DOTr are with them”.

>>> Related: Ford Philippines lends out Transit units for COVID-19 efforts

A picture of Hino modern PUVs lent to transport essential workers

Spacious and propelled by powerful diesel engine

That being said, Hino is continuously working with the DOTr to provide reliable and safe transportation to those combatting the novel coronavirus. Through this, the company is also fulfilling its mission of providing innovations in mobilization to promote the best interest of all of its stakeholders.

For more COVID-19 updates, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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