Mitsubishi PH lends out several L300 units to transport essential workers

Updated Apr 01, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates
Transport is difficult right now, so MMPC lends a hand by lending several L300 units.

Due to the enhanced community quarantine put in place to stifle the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult for many essential workers to get to their respective places of work.

Coupled to that are the citywide lockdowns both in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, so there is indeed some degree of difficulty for frontline workers, especially medical workers who are currently working very long hours.

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MMPC lends several L300 units

As such, like many other companies, automotive or otherwise, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has joined the fight to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak by lending out several of its Mitsubishi L300 units. Two of which are lent to the Department of Transportation to shuttle medical workers and other essential personnel to and from Muntinlupa as well as Sta. Rosa.

A picture of Mark Villar receiving L300 units from MMPC

DOTr ASEC Mark Villar receives L300 units from Mr. Lestie Lanceta, MMPC Senior Manager for Production 

Likewise, MMPC also lent out two L300 units to the local government of Sta. Rosa, Laguna. These two units will be utilized to transport medical frontliners and other essential workers within the city.

Due to the nature of the threat, each L300 unit will only carry ten passengers, including the driver in order to maintain social distancing. We can also presume that safety measures are also being observed by those using these vehicles like the donning of masks, and regular disinfecting.

A picture of the Sta. Rosa City mayor with Mr. Lestie Lanceta, along with L300 units

Mr. Lestie Lanceta handing over two L300 units to Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas

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We’re all in this together

In a statement, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, the MMPC President and CEO said that “Mitsubishi Motors acknowledges the sacrifice being done by our front liners.

From the people in the medical field, our uniformed personnel, food and service crew, security guards and other support personnel, we salute your bravery, selflessness, and dedication in protecting our communities from this virus.”

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.