Disasters can truly show the best among Filipinos. The spirit of bayanihan becomes ever-present in times like these. This couldn’t be any truer than Ayala’s AC Motors. In cooperation and coordination with Ayala Foundation Inc., Ayala’s automotive division has opted to cancel its media thanksgiving in February, opting to use the funds to help the victims of Taal’s eruption instead.
Go Flat Out is happy to be part of this event, with Janferds Balois and Tom Huang participating in helping the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. AC Motors filled the vehicles used with plenty of emergency goods such as blankets, mattresses, sleeping mats, slippers, towels, masks, and other necessities. In total, the convoy consisted of 30 vehicles, 20 of which were various Volkswagens, Kias, Maxus, Hondas, and Isuzus.
Kia Philippines, one of the six brands under AC Motors, will be celebrating its first anniversary on January 30. The donation of the 10 Kia K2500 Kargo vans has become part of the efforts to help the province of Batangas rebuild the areas affected by the Taal eruption.
Arthur Tan, Group President and CEO of AC Industrials, said during the pre-departure briefing, “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.”
He added, “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.”
As of the moment, Taal Volcano remains at Alert Level 4, meaning that a hazardous eruption is imminent in a matter of hours or days. It is best to remain vigilant especially since the volcano is still showing strong signs of unrest.