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SUZUKI PHILIPPINES SUPPORTS GAWAD KALINGA "SIPAG" PROGRAM
Suzuki Philippines recently distributed soccer balls and other items to
GawadKalinga's sports program "SipaG" in a turnover ceremony held at
GawadKalinga Activity Area. The turnover is part of Suzuki Philippines's
commitment to support aspiring Filipino football players, in partnership
with GawadKalinga Development Foundation.
CECIL CAESAR P. CAPACETE ASST. GEN. - AUTOMOBILE SALES AND MARKETING
DIVISION SUZUKI PHILIPPINES, INC.
"The objective of this event is to partner with GawadKalinga. We share the
same advocacy with them. We are inspired for what they do with their kids.
This football sport is also the sport of Suzuki and I think with their
SipaG program, we are enjoyed with them to support the kids of the
During the turnover, Suzuki Philippines executives and GawadKalinga
representatives joined in handing out more than 900 items consisting of
soccer balls, vests, T-shirts and polo shirts to 30 kids aged 12 and below,
each one representing GawadKalinga's SipaG clubs.
The football division of the SipaG program has more than 14 clubs
nationwide including those based in Metro Manila and in some parts of
Visayas and Mindanao. The recipients of the donated items also include new
teams that will open this year in far-flung areas such as Tawi-Tawi,
Siargao, North Cotobato, Sultan Kudarat, Butuan and Marawi, where play
therapy will be conducted among the kids affected by the war.
SHUZO HOSHIKURA GM-AUTOMOBILES SUZUKI PHILIPPINES, INC.
"It's very lucky for us since our branding activity of sponsorship for
Suzuki Cup organized by AFF, ASEAN Football Federation. It was a game in
December of last year. Suzuki Philippines was able to invite our small
friends from Smokey Mountain. Since then, we are also able to meet with GK.
We start talking on what we can do. This maybe a fast day for us, we are
able to give some opportunity to meet them, we are able to distribute
something for them. We, Suzuki Philippines, would like to support those
people so that they can be motivated because they have possibility or
potentiality and these are also unlimited, so we just decided to support."
Suzuki Philippines also sponsored the football players who represented the
Philippines in the AFF Suzuki Cup held last December 2016.