Mitsubishi Motors Philippines donates 26 passenger vehicles to the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) in support of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi City during the ceremonial turnover in Brgy. Sagonsongan.
TFBM Field Office Manager and Assistant Secretary Felix Castro Jr. thanked Mitsubishi Motors and remarked that donated vehicles will be used efficiently and distributed to member agencies of the Task Force.
As residents of the most affected area (MAA) in the war-torn city stood witness to the turn-over, Mitsubishi pledged its support for the full rehabilitation of the city.
The 26 units of passenger vehicles include of 17 Mitsubishi L300, three Mitsubishi Strada 4WD, three Mitsubishi Mirage G4 and three Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD.
These vehicles are expected to enhance the TFBM’s member agencies logistical capacity to promptly provide assistance and aid to Marawi evacuees.
“We hope that through our simple donation, we will be able to help restore the beauty of Marawi and the confidence of the people of this great community,” Mitsubishi Motors President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said.
TFBM member agencies that will be stewards of the donated vehicles are the following: Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Housing Authority (NHA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The event coincided with the Japanese government’s donation of heavy equipment and ceremonial signing of the 500-million-peso UN-Habitat grant.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Japan Government Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Embassy of Japan Minister for Economic Affairs Makoto Iyori, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Aidiong Jr., and Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra witnessed the event as keys were handed over to the TFBM. (By Joshua Angelo E. Bata, bangonmarawi.com)