Korean auto giant Hyundai has donated P50 million for relief and recovery efforts in the areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.
The Hyundai Motor Group and its Philippine distributor Hyundai Asia Resources Inc (HARI) extended the relief assistance during a meeting with President Benigno Aquino 3rd at Malacanan Palace on Friday.
HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo said that the financial aid shows “Hyundai’s solidarity with the Filipino nation to achieve swift recovery” those hard-hit areas.
“We empathize with our fellow countrymen in this most trying of times, with a sincere hope and prayer that we will rise above all these and shine with pride and honor as a Filipino wining against all odds,” she said.
“We are confident of the government’s resolve to facilitate enabling measures to fast track recovery,” Agudo added.
In addition, all 41 Hyundai car dealers all over the country will also establish “Sagip boxes” for relief contributions from the public ” to sustain the entire nation’s effort to bring help and hope to the ravaged provinces.”
Among those present in the meeting were HARI chair emeritus Richard Lee, chairman Edward Go, Hyundai Motor company regional director Hoo-Keun Kim, Agudo, and Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo. CATHERINE S. VALENTE