Hyundai donates vehicles to Gawad Kalinga
FIVE Hyundai vehicles were donated on Jan. 22 to Gawad Kalinga (GK) by the corporate social responsibility arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), called HARI Foundation, Inc.
This is according to HARI, which said it has renewed its commitment to support GK’s social entrepreneurship program. Three of the vehicles will be used to transport from farm to market the products of GK communities. The two others are intended to support GK’s Kusina ng Kalinga, a platform that addresses hunger and malnutrition among children in public schools, on the streets, and in conflict areas.
HARI said the turnover of the vehicles capped the 5th Global Social Business Summit held at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation in the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan. The company added its foundation has been supporting for more than a decade GK’s mission of ending poverty for five million families by 2024.
Ford expands driver training program
ITS Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) training program has reached an estimated 20,000 drivers since 2008, Ford Philippines said in a news release.
The company added that, for the first time last year, it conducted DSFL in Pampanga, Batangas, Cebu and Davao, as well as in several schools in Metro Manila. Together with program facilitator Tuason Racing School, Ford said it has also increased the number of hands-on driving sessions to ensure that participants are able to apply their learning from the classroom sessions.
“2017 has been a great year for our DSFL program and we are happy to bring it outside Metro Manila to educate and train more drivers on the proper driving skills while on the road. Seeing the growing number of participating drivers and partner-institutions inspires us to make the DSFL program more inclusive for our road safety advocacy,” said EJ Francisco, AVP for communications at Ford Philippines.
Ford said it recently trained more than 700 Uber drivers. The effort was part of DSFL’s strengthened focus on training more drivers of public utility vehicles.
Phoenix opens 100th updated station
PHOENIX Petroleum said it opened on Jan. 22 its 100th service station that features its new look. The station is located on West Service Road in Muntinlupa City.
Phoenix said it has been upgrading its stations nationwide to “reflect the company’s aspiration of becoming the next-generation fuel company catering to the needs of the next-generation drivers.”
“The new look of our stations is just the start of our improved products and services to our customers as we set the tone for the future. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations and engage with the community we are part of through our improved stations,” said Phoenix Petroleum COO Henry Fadullon.
Phoenix said it operates more than 500 stations nationwide. It added it has also entered the convenience retailing business with its acquisition of Philippine Family Mart, and is set to start a joint venture with TIPCO Asphalt of Thailand and PhilAsphalt.