Ford Philippines has deployed its Ford Ranger pickup trucks and Ford Transit vans to aid in the movement of people and essential goods in the Philippines amid the nationwide quarantine that saw the suspension of public transportation in most areas in the country.
Ford Philippines partnered with food company San Miguel Foods to deliver over 49,000 pieces of baked products and breads using the Ford Ranger to frontliners in various local government units (LGU), police districts, parishes, charities and hospitals around Metro Manila. The delivery took place daily over a course of two weeks.
Ford also joined forces with The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Foundation and AmCham Foundation to facilitate the delivery of medical supplies to various hospitals onboard the Ford Ranger. The medical supplies consisted of personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, gloves, shower caps, and alcohol products that will benefit medical frontliners.
Ford also transported via the Ford Ranger its own donations of medical supplies to medical frontliners from Philippine General Hospital, Manila Doctors Hospital, Ospital ng Muntinlupa, and San Juan De Dios Hospital. Ford also donated medical supplies to Philippine College of Occupational Medicine and Bauan Medical Society, its partner medical organizations in its medical missions.
Ford also partnered with Lifeline 16-911 for a lendout of the Ford Transit to transport medical frontliners to Lifeline's various points of dispatch (LIFEPODS). Points of dispatch are standalone ambulance stations spread across Metro Manila that house the ambulance, equipment, and crew. Lifeline 16911 is the largest private ambulance and pre-hospital provider in Metro Manila that offers 24/7 emergency quick response ambulances, doctors on call, and patient transfer services.
Ford has also lent another Ford Transit van to Asian Hospital to shuttle medical workers from various pick-up points in the city to the hospital and then back to designed drop-off points. The lendout will allow the medical frontliners to get to Asian Hospital faster and more conveniently to facilitate medical service delivery.