Toyota Philippines lends company vehicles for COVID-19 relief efforts

Mar 26, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates
TMP lends several vehicles to frontline medical workers and relief efforts amidst the enhanced community quarantine.

Due to the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 in the Philippines, an Enhanced Community Quarantine has been implemented by the government to stop its spread.

One guideline of the said quarantine is to temporarily suspend all operations of public transport. That includes the Metro Rail Transit and the Light Rail Transit, public buses, the Philippine National Railways, taxis, public utility jeepneys, tricycles, and transportation network vehicles services like Grab, as well as motorcycles taxis like Angkas.

This had the unintended effect of practically stranding thousands of crucial frontline workers including those working in the medical field. And, everyone knows that the country really needs them to get to their place of work right now due to the nature of this crisis.

Luckily, many have stepped up to lend their aid, and one of them is Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP).

A picture of a nurse with one of the Toyota Vios units TMP lent

With Toyota's help, Medical staff will be able to get to their workplace fresh and ready to fight the COVID-19 outbreak

Toyota is committed to helping the fight against COVID-19

TMP, the largest motor vehicle maker in the country, has stated that it is committed to help combat the coronavirus. It’s currently doing this by lending 47 units, which includes a combination of Toyota Vios, Rush, Hiace, Innova, Fortuner, and other models to local government units and hospitals during the enhanced community quarantine period.

Of course, the sanitation and health-related standard safety procedures are already in place for these said vehicles.

A picture of the cars TMP lent to fight the COVID-19 outbreak

The list of units TMP lent is a very varied lineup

Here’s a list of LGUs and hospitals to which TMP already lent the said units:

  • East Avenue Medical Center
  • Ospital ng Makati
  • Mary Johnston Hospital (Manila City)
  • Binangonan Lakeview Hospital
  • Unihealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center
  • City Government of Santa Rosa and the Santa Rosa Community Hospital
  • City of Manila/ Mayor Isko Moreno
  • Navotas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

TMP also is also currently working with other LGUs and hospitals besides those listed above.

How did TMP reach out to these institutions?

It was TMP itself who tried to connect to the LGUs who then coordinated the company with DRRMOs, city health offices, and hospital transport officers. Hospitals and doctors also reached out to the company when they heard about these efforts. As such, TMP was referred to more hospitals whose personnel were in dire need of transport.

A picture of a Toyota FJ cruiser TMP lent to LGU staffers

A Toyota FJ cruiser lent by TMP

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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.