Tokyo, March 29, 2019
Opening ceremony held at Camayse Elementary School in the Phillipines, where Mitsubishi Motors helped to build a new classroom building
Tokyo, March 29, 2019 – An opening ceremony has been held at Camayse Elementary School in Santa Rita City, Samar State, for which Mitsubishi Motors and the company's employees have together donated 3 million yen to build a new classroom building on 26th of March.
The donation was made from the company's STEP Funds, which matches voluntary donations made by employees with an equivalent contribution from Mitsubishi Motors.World Vision Japan and World Vision Development Foundation helped engage with the local community and carried out the construction of the new building.
Mariza S. Magan, Schools Division Superintendent of Department of Education of the Phillipines, and Cheryl Ocenar, the Principal of Camayse Elementary School, joined Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation SVP Yasuki Maruyama for the ceremony.
Cheryl Ocenar, the Principal of Camayse Elementary School, stated: "We have been craving new school buildings. The classrooms have not been enough for the past three years, since when we have also been affected by typhoons. So we are very happy with the construction of the school building helped by Mitsubishi Motors and World Vision. Thank you very much for your support developing the education of children."
Yasuki Maruyama, SVP of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, added: "Congratulations on the construction of the new school building. I hope that this new school building will enable children in this area to learn in a comfortable environment and play a role in the development of this society in the future. Supported by the people in the Philippines, Mitsubishi Motors have been engaged in automobile production and sales in this country. We will not only contribute to the economy but also work on the social contribution activities required in the local society."
As part of its long-term focus on being a responsible corporate citizen, Mitsubishi Motors prioritized CSR in 2018 to aim to make important contributions to the well-being of all the local communities where it operates. ASEAN is an important region for the company, and Mitsubishi Motors contributes strongly to the economies through its production and business operations across the region. The company will continue to closely support local communities as it further builds on its presence across the ASEAN region.
(Map for Santa Rita City in which the school is located)
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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan,which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched the i-MiEV – the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed by the OUTLANDER PHEV in 2013 – a plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia. Models, such as the PAJERO SPORT/MONTERO SPORT, TRITON/L200 and OUTLANDER play a major role in achieving its growth. The global sales volume in fiscal year 2017 was 1,101,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2017 was 2.19 trillion yen. Mitsubishi Motors is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.