Manila, Philippines, 6 June 2022 – Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the country’s exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks and buses, officially turned over its modern PUV unit donation to the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) in Quezon City recently. The donated unit was one of three modern PUVs that HMP lent LCP at the height of the pandemic.
As one of the country’s designated COVID-19 referral facilities, LCP accommodates COVID-19 patients not only from Quezon City but also from nearby cities across Metro Manila. Hino’s modern PUVs served as transportation and delivery vehicles for LCP’s health workers and, hospital staff as well as for important medical deliveries when public transport was restricted due to the strict lockdown protocols.
“We are glad to have been able to support our frontline workers and our country during this critical time. At the core of what we do at Hino Motors Philippines is our passion and commitment to bring people and goods to wherever they need to be in the most efficient way possible, and this partnership with LCP has allowed us to do that. We hope that our donation can continue to aid LCP and its frontline workers as they continue to provide the healthcare services that our fellow Filipinos need today,” said HMP Chairman Vicente Mills, Jr.
LCP Executive Director Dr. Vicente Balabag shares that HMP’s donation will enable them to continue offering comfortable daily transportation to their employees. “We are truly grateful to Hino for this timely and generous donation. The PUV units they lent us during the lockdowns have been very useful in ensuring that our employees are able to come to work safely. This modern PUV that they are turning over to LCP now will help us keep our healthcare workers safe and protected as we continue to face the challenges posed by the pandemic,” Dr. Balabag added.
Hino’s modern PUV units come in fully customizable 4-wheeler and 6-wheeler variants. These vehicles have also been awarded the Department of Transportation’s Certificate of Compliance for passing the Philippine National Standard’s requirements and other standards set by the government.