October 26, 2018 – Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) supports Clean Air Asia (CAA), City Government of Marikina and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in their ardent advocacy for better air quality and healthier living.
MMPC, through its efforts and donation of Mitsubishi iMiEV, a pure electric vehicle, to DENR, has witnessed the turnover of the unit to CAA’s Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme) in partnership with the City Government of Marikina.
The ceremonial turnover happened at Marikina City Hall and was attended by Hon. Serafin Y. Bernardino – City Councilor of Marikina, Ms. Gloria Buenaventura – City Environmental Officer, Engr. Jundy Del Socorro of DENR Air Quality Management Section, Mr. Alan Silayan – Program Director of CAA, Mr. Aloysius Santos – VP for Business Development of First Gen Corporation and Mr. Renato S. Lampano – Vice President for Corporate Public Relations of MMPC.
The Mitsubishi iMiEV will be instrumental in the conduct of ambient air quality monitoring and development of strategic emission reduction measures. The electric vehicle (EV) will be equipped with a mobile air-sensing device and will ply a pre-defined routes within the City of Marikina.In his speech, City Councilor Hon. Serafin Y. Bernardino mentioned that “This is yet another ‘Excellence’ project towards cleanliness and discipline which are both highly evident in the city”. He did express his sincere appreciation as well to all the organizations from both public and private sectors who stand in unity for this common advocacy towards cleaner air.
Mitsubishi Motors, in its commitment and continuous support for environmental sustainability, has been an active advocate by supporting the Bamboo and Mangrove plantation project of DENR, donating an environment-friendly cars, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV & iMiEV, and commissioning a joint study for the strategic adoption of EVs and reduction of carbon footprints in the country thru a research consortium comprised by top Philippine universities.