Isuzu Philippines Inks Partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation

Present at the signing ceremony were GMAKF Founder and Ambassador Mel Tiangco; IPC President Hajime Koso; IPC Asst. Dept. Head for Admin. Masahiro Soga and GMAKF Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rikki Escudero-Catibog.

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leader in commercial vehicle segment, has formally signed a memorandum of agreement with GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKP)—the socio-civic arm of GMA Network—to provide vehicle assistance and emergency relief operations to communities across the country.

The partnership, which is part of IPCs corporate social responsibility program, aims to help over 600,000 calamity-stricken individuals and underserved communities. Most of these beneficiaries are also recipients of Operation Bayanihan Project—a series of relief operations and medical missions; and “Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan” project, which encourages underprivileged students by providing school supplies.

IPC president Hajime Koso said, “Our support to GMA Kapuso Foundation demonstrate our true commitment in helping out the lives of communities everywhere. It’s an honor and privilege to reach out and extend our hands to communities that need us the most.”

IPC donated one (1) unit of Isuzu D-MAX 4×4 pickup truck to GMAKF as part of the agreement, with more programs planned for roll out in the coming months. 

“Our company (Isuzu) is not only known in creating vehicles across the world, but also in building hope and compassion towards other people. This partnership is our way of helping out and sharing our commitment and passion in public service”, said Koso. “We are happy to partner with GMA Kapuso Foundation to become a responsible steward of our society through their Serbisyong Totoo philosophy,” he added.

“This is just the beginning of many wonderful things that stored for Isuzu. IPC and GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) will continue to provide a stronger partnership that will help elevate the lives of underprivileged Filipinos all over the country, “said Koso.

GMAKF is a non-government organization in the country which Filipinos through health, education, values formation, disaster response and reconstruction programs.

“With this partnership, we will able to bridge and change the life of every communities in every city. More than just giving, what a great reward to see families that has been transformed,” concluded Koso.

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