Three icons in the local running circuit joined forces in the Run for Pasig River held on Oct. 10, 2010 at SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City.

ABS-CBN Foundation’s Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) worked with race organizers Eric Imperio, Rio de la Cruz and Thumbie Remigio to help create more awareness to protect and clean up Pasig River.

Toyota Tsusho Philippines Corporation (TTPh) supported the event and sent 6 of its employees to join the 3K Run category.

As of writing, the Run for Pasig River holds the record of second largest running event worldwide with 116,086 participants.


As an advocate of health and wellness, Toyota Tsusho Philippines Corporation (TTPh) participated in the 7th Toyota Suppliers Club, Inc. (TSC) Fun Run on May 13, 2017 at TRP Inc., Toyota Sta. Rosa Industrial Complex, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.

Spearheaded by TSC, the activity aimed to promote physical fitness, health consciousness and camaraderie among its member companies.

TTPh employees participated in the 3K run and 5K run categories.

As a significant contributor in achieving sustainable development all over the world, Toyota Tsusho Philippines Corporation (TTPh), in cooperation with San Cristobal Elementary School (SCES) and Brgy. San Cristobal, conducted the Tree Planting and Adopt-a-school Project on July 8, 2017 at SCES, Calamba City, Laguna.

The program started with a Doxology presented by the pupils from SCES. Adel Flores, school principal, delivered his welcome remarks and thanked TTPh, its management and the volunteers. Melchor Malaborbor, barangay chairman, also expressed his gratitude to everyone who made the activity possible.

Katsuhiko Nakano, TTPh President, delivered his opening remarks and said that TTPh aims to be a value-generating corporation that contributes to the creation of a prosperous society by living and prospering together with people, society, and the Earth.

“We seek to build broader and more strategic partnerships with communities around us such as yours, San Cristobal Elementary School and Barangay San Cristobal, to address common concerns and improve our community,” he added.

During the program, the official Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) logo was also launched and the elements of the logo were explained. The Philippine flag signifies serving the nation by conducting various civic projects that will benefit our fellow countrymen. A person planting a tree represents the company’s aim to achieve business field that contributes to sustainable society and environment. The hands holding a heart signifies our love and commitment to our adopted communities. Finally, the three arrows represent the 3Rs or Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to further promote green environment.

Mr. June Dick Burgos and Ms. Elizabeth Jane Samuela serenaded the crowd with their rendition of “Colors of the wind,” a song about taking care of the environment.

Before the program ended, Ms. Jo Ann Montesines remarked that TTPh will return next year for another CSR activity because SCES is already their adopted school.

The program also included signing of the deed of donation, deed of acceptance and ceremonial turnover of donations. TTPh donated electric fans, trash cans, Philippine flag and seeds for tree planting.

TTPh leaders namely, Mr. Katsuhiko Nakano, President; Ms. Venus Lascuña, General Manager for Corporate; Ms. Cecille Castalone, Assistant General Manager for HR/GA and Accounting; Ms. Jo Ann Montesines, Compliance Manager; and Ms. Kristine Perfecto, Assistant Manager for HR/GA.

The TTPh volunteers who attended the activity are Ms. Joy Taburnal, Ms. Ysrael Diaz, Ms. Sarah Gonzales, Ms. Rachelle Morfe, Ms. Bambie Ranas, Mr. Ryan Ramirez, Ms. Elizabeth Jane Samuela, Ms. Ergine Quinto, Ms. Enza Manarpaac, Ms. Alyssa Cailao and Mr. Darwin Petalco.

Education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the world.

On June 2, 2017, Toyota Tsusho Philippines Corporation (TTPh) participated in the “Tulong sa Kabataan Pinag-iipunang Kinabukasan” community service program of the Pag-IBIG Fund Coordinator’s Association – Laguna Chapter.

The pre-selected beneficiary school was Imok Elementary School located at Calauan, Laguna.

The highlight of the activity was the distribution of school supplies and hygiene kits. The said items were donated by the participating companies from the different cities and municipalities of Laguna.

Ms. Janice Vergara, IMS Supervisor and Mr. Kenneth Dela Cruz, Company Nurse, represented TTPh in the said event.

Caring about others and leaving an impact on people bring happiness.

For the seventh time, Toyota Tsusho Philippines Corporation (TTPh) visited Bahay ni Maria Calamba Foundation on Feb. 18, 2017.

TTPh employees entertained the Lolas with a variety of simple sing and dance numbers that amused them. Ms. Elizabeth Jane Samuela also sang her rendition of “Iingatan ka” which brought some of the Lolas to tears.

This year, donated items include sacks of rice, canned goods, laundry detergent and pillows, among others.