SPMJ honors Ford Philippines for road safety, education, and CSR

April 24, 2019

For the third straight year, Ford Philippines took home a host of medals at the 3rd Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists awards ceremony held recently. The Blue Oval brand bagged the prestigious titles in the areas of road safety, education and training, and corporate social responsibility.

For road safety, Ford garnered the Gold medal for its Driving Skills for Life program. This is a testament to the 3,000 or so drivers trained from Metro Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, and other parts of the country in 2018 alone. It just shows that Ford is sommitted to making Filipinos safer users of our roads.

When it came to education and training, Ford’s partnership with the AmCham or American Chamber of the Philippines Foundation bagged the Gold award for its Automotive Technician Scholarship Program. Ths educational endeavor equips underprivileged yet deserving individuals with the skills they need to become certified Ford technicians. The program was made possible with the help of the Don Bosco Technical Institute—Technical Vacation and Education Center.

As for the CSR programs, Ford’s Operation Better World took home Silver for its bid to provide clean water to more than a handful of Gawad Kalinga villages. This is just one of the activities being undertaken by OBW throughout the world.

Receiving the awards are (from left) Ford Philippines AVP for Communications EJ Francisco (program head for Driving Skills for Life), AVP for Government and Corporate Affairs Josephine Gonzalez (program head for Operation Better World and Automotive Technician Scholarship Program), and Lessard.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.