One of the most popular commercial vehicles in the Philippines has been deployed to lend frontline healthcare workers a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suzuki Philippines has lent the Philippine government 10 commercial vehicles, including 9 units of the all-new Carry, to take part in the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Free Bus Ride for Medical Workers Program.
“During these challenging times, we in Suzuki Philippines Inc. understand the impact that we can make as part of the automobile industry,” Suzuki Philippines president Akira Utsumi said in a statement. “We are more than willing to provide assistance to our frontline health workers for their unwavering commitment to continue serving the Filipino people especially at the current time.”
Their routes will be as follows:
- SM City San Jose Del Monte to Centris Station (EDSA, Quezon Avenue)
- SM City Masinag to The Medical City, Ortigas
- Ortigas Hospital and Healthcare Center to Rizal Medical Center
- Centris Station (EDSA, Quezon Avenue) to Cubao-Arenta Center MRT 3 Station
- SM City Taytay to De Los Santos Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center along E. Rodriguez Avenue
- SM City San Mateo to Robinsons Galleria
- SM City San Jose Del Monte to SM Fairview and Commonwealth Avenue
No doubt the DOTr will put these units to good use. What other commercial vehicles would make for good people haulers during the COVID-19 health crisis? Any ideas?