The Batangas local government is getting help in the form of 10 brand-new utility vans courtesy of AC Industrials.
The Ayala Corporation subsidiary—which manages Kia Philippines, Volkswagen Philippines, and Maxus Philippines—recently turned over 10 shiny new units of the Kia 2500 Kargo and Karga utility vans to assist the province in dealing with the aftermath of Taal Volcano’s eruption. The company’s managers, along with members of the motoring media, also traveled to evacuation centers and handed out relief goods.
The donated vehicles are now being used to carry relief goods to hard-to-reach areas within Batangas. These will later be given to municipalities in need of transportation.
“The project is a collective effort from everybody, from Ayala Corporation to AC Motors to Ayala Foundation to the motoring media. Special thanks to Kia Philippines for donating 10 brand-new Kia K2500 light trucks which can be used extensively for relief operations in Batangas,” AC Industrials CEO Arthur Tan said in a statement.
“Moving forward, I hope this is the beginning of how we have to work together in order to help our country in being able to be prepared for natural disasters.”
Since January 12, continuing ashfall and earthquakes have displaced more than half a million Filipinos from the government-imposed danger zone surrounding Taal Volcano.