Suzuki Philippines Inc., one of the country’s top motorcycle manufacturers, is helping COVID-19 frontliners by lending motorcycles for use as transport service. This is in partnership with the Office of the Vice President’s (OVP) Angat Buhay Program which is a flagship anti-poverty campaign relying on private partnerships to help the marginalized sector and, more recentl, to support our frontliners in the fight against COVID-19.
Suzuki is lending out 10 units of the Raider J Crossover to serve Angat Buhay’s Free Dorm for Healthcare Workers project. Currently, they have 11 dormitories in Metro Manila and some provinces housing various public hospitals’ staff. Two of these—the Teacher’s Village Dorm and Holy Family School in Maginhawa—will benefit from this initiative from Suzuki. Dorm residents are working at East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Philippine Lung Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, and Philippine Heart Center.
The Raider J Crossover is Suzuki’s latest bike launched in February. and is a fitting ride for the frontliners as it is efficient and economical. Since social distancing is a top priority nowadays, a solo ride on a motorcycle offers one of the best means of transportation.
“We are one with the whole nation in this fight against COVID-19. We hope that these motorcycles help our frontliners in their commute to their respective medical facilities efficiently and safely. We will heal and overcome this together as one team Suzuki,” Suzuki president Akira Utsumi said in a statement.
“Thank you so much Suzuki Philippines for lending these units to us. These motorcycles will go a long way in helping our medical dormers,” said Vice President Leni Robredo.