Daimler donates roofing materials to Bantayan-A A +A
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
DAIMLER Group Services Philippines Inc. (DGSP) opened 2014 with another banner project for the repair and rehabilitation of the communities in Bantayan Island, Cebu, badly hit by super typhoon Yolanda that devastated the Visayas last Nov 8.
The project is under the company’s corporate social responsibility programs.
DGSP donated galvanized iron corrugated sheets and other roofing materials to some 91 families in Butong, Barangay Suba in the town of Bantayan, Bantayan Island.
In a ceremony held last Jan. 24, DGSP employees, with chief executive officer Heiko Nitsche accompanied by Cristof Wegner, commercial counselor of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Philippines, met up with Bantayan Mayor Christopher Escario, for a courtesy call where they discussed on how the German community, both private and public, can further assist in the rehabilitation of the areas devastated by Yolanda.
Aside from the formalities, the DGSP and the German Embassy delegation also went to Butong Island to meet with the beneficiary community and supervised in the distribution of roofing materials.
Last year, DGSP extended relief aid and financial assistance to its employees and staff affected by both the Bohol earthquake last Oct. 15 and Yolanda.
DGSP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, the German automotive and trucks manufacturer known for the brands like Mercedes Benz, Smart, Freightliner and Mitsubishi Fuso, among others.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 19, 2014.