Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. has reiterated their commitment towards building the Philippines as they turned their focus towards the Yolanda-struck barangays of Montebello and Naghalin in Ormoc City, Leyte.
The effort was preceded by Yamaha’s Champions Rebuild Lives campaign headed by MotoGP and Yamaha Rider, Valentino Rossi. He visited the country and promoted limited edition Yamaha Racing apparel, with the profits used for the benefit of Yolanda survivors.
The campaign garnered more than 2-million pesos in sales and other corporate efforts, prompting Yamaha to create the “Yamaha Beyond Yolanda” rehabilitation program for the two barangays in Ormoc.
Yamaha president Toru Osugi, City Mayor Elmer Codilla, and Mark Herras all graced the inauguration of Barangay Montebello’s rebuilt facilities which include the perimeter fence, stage area, water tank, and basketball court. To commemorate the event, the VIP’s left their handprints on the walls of the new stage.
Additionally, Yamaha donated 400 pieces of school bags with supplies to the children of Montebello; and an SZ16 motorcycle to the barangays officials for livelihood use.
Meanwhile, Barangay Naghalin saw the opening of a daycare center, with 100 school bags and supplies distributed for the students in the area.