Two Baguio organizations received cash donations from the MPT Mobility, the innovations arm of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), for their respective projects late last week. The Media for Sports Development and the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) Women’s Federation each received PhP300,000 each from MPT Mobility as the company wrapped “up the year with impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Baguio, reflecting the company’s steadfast commitment to transforming the communities they serve beyond mobility.”

On December 15, MPT Mobility, in support of empowering women and their role in uplifting communities donated said amount to the KALIPI. Recognized as a civil society group by LGU Baguio City under the supervision of City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), KALIPI was identified by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to be one of the most needful organizations in the city. The substantial donation, made on behalf of MPT Mobility’s key stakeholders, will be utilized to acquire equipment, including mixing bowls and peanut grinders, for KALIPI’s livelihood projects in 18 predetermined barangays.

KALIPI Baguio President Lolita B. Castro expressed gratitude, emphasizing that the assistance
would have a positive impact on many families. The ceremonial turnover occurred during KALIPI’s
year-end general assembly, attended by representatives from the Office of the Mayor and the CSWDO. Last Saturday, MPT Mobility handed the same amount to the MSD for the “Heroes: The Final Push – Athletes Day” event at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. The funds will be used to complete 75 murals showcasing past and present-day Baguio-based athletes who have brought honor and recognition to the city.

Artists Gladys Labsan and Ged Alangui are set to return to the sports facility and complete the painting for the inauguration of the finished works in February 2 next year. MPT Mobility’s
contribution was formally handed over during the event, where Baguio City Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr. and Engr. Doy Tabilog, representing the Office of the Mayor, were also present. Yangot challenged the two artists to finish their work by February and assured that they get a bonus from him.

Yangot heads the Sin-Agi Group of Artists where the two are members and were even part of the organization’s Climate Action Wall mural project along Legarda Road. This initiative aligns with MPT Mobility’s broader belief that everyday heroes, through their dedication and hard work, can
bring positive social impact to their communities. Leo Gonzales, MPT Mobility’s Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs, stated, “At MPT Mobility, we believe in making a difference in the
communities where we operate.

Our year-end CSR initiatives in Baguio reflect our commitment to not only provide mobility solutions but also to pay homage to everyday people who bring honor and transform their communities through their sacrifice, dedication and commitment to their chosen fields.” He added: We are proud to go beyond helping Filipinos move freely to ensure they live life to the fullest. Baguio holds a special place in our hearts, and we remain steadfast in our support to empower and uplift the local community here.”

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