The world heeded the call of the Philippines and staged a massive international relief effort to support the needs of more than 4 million people who were left with almost nothing when typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit the country last November 8, 2013.
Federal Tires is exclusively distributed by PPC Asia Corporation. PPC Asia Corporation, one of the leaders in the automotive sector in the country, along with its international partner, Federal Tires, immediately rushed to Tacloban, Leyte to help in the distribution of food, water, medicines and emergency supplies.
Relief goods were distributed by representatives of PPC Asia, through the help of Barangay Councilor Louie Datimat who coordinated the mission at Barangay 60-E, one of the waterfront neighborhoods, which was completely wiped out by typhoon Yolanda.
Mr. Cris Nicolas of Nicolas Tyre Supply, distributor of PPC Asia-imported tires in the Visayas Region, was also present to personally hand over goods and other necessities to the victims of the typhoon.
Federal Tires, one of the largest tire suppliers in Taiwan and business partner of PPC Asia, extended their assistance in the rehabilitation efforts in Tacloban by sending help. Dawu Chen, Federal Tires’ Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director, hopes that “our little contribution will help in the Philippines’ reconstruction,” and could encourage other enterprises to follow suit.
PPC Asia, in turn, handed a Plaque of Appreciation to Federal Tires, as a token of gratitude for their valuable help to the victims of typhoon Yolanda and their strong partnership with their Philippine counterpart.
Typhoon Yolanda was the most powerful tropical cyclone that hit the Philippines which severely damaged the eastern part of the country, particularly Leyte and Samar. With its 270 kph sustained winds with gusts peaking at 312 kph, and storm surges reaching up to 21 feet high, it left 6, 201 dead, 27, 665 injured and 1, 785 missing.
Relief and rehabilitation efforts continue three months after the devastation as millions of people remain homeless and jobless. The government estimates the damage to the agricultural sector at over P15 billion and damage to infrastructure at P17 billion.
PPC Asia Corporation continues to extend assistance to the victims of typhoon Yolanda as part of their humanitarian mission.
PPC Asia Corporation is a large scale importer and distributor of automotive tires and tubes for small and big vehicles including trucks and buses. It is the exclusive distributor of Federal Tires (Taiwan), Pirelli Tires (Italy), Roadshine Tires (China), Mega Tires (China), Innovative Tires (India), Topu Rims (China), 3K Battery (Thailand), Valvoline Lubricant (Dubai) and Atlantic Grease and Lubricants.
PPC Asia Corporation has foreign hubs and satellite warehouses in Quezon City in Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro which serve the automotive needs of its customers in the country.