by Frederick John Santos, NOVEMBER 2022
Metro Pacific Tollways South (MPT South) and its sister companies under Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) supported the celebration of World Children’s Day on Sunday, November 20.
The 4-story LEED Gold certified green headquarter of CALAX and CAVITEX in Imus, Cavite — the MPT South HUB, went blue as part of UNICEF’s #GoBlue to mark World Children’s Day and the significance of the Convention Rights of Child.
“MPTC’s support to UNICEF in celebrating World Children’s Day is a milestone for our company. This highlights the responsibility of businesses like ours to adopt policies and develop programs that will promote children’s rights,” said MPTC President and CEO Rodrigo Franco.
UNICEF advocates for creating a safe and inclusive environment for children to be back in school, continue learning, and have fun.
“MPTC prides itself in providing safe and convenient roads and highways, and necessarily, children accompanied by their parents who use our facilities. It is our responsibility to promote the right program that would protect and enhance the convenience of these children,” added Franco.
Aside from the MPT South HUB, MPTC offices and structures nationwide were also lit blue including the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corp. HQ in Balintawak, Caloocan City; NLEX Drive and Dine; and the iconic Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Visayas region.
In November 2021, MPTC signed a multi-year agreement with UNICEF to help promote the safety of children on the road by supporting 100 schools in high-risk areas, potentially reaching 20,000 children.
Last month, MPT South took a step further in becoming a champion of road safety amongst children through launch of ‘Bayani Ka’ activity book — a comic-inspired interactive book for kids that aims to instill in children knowledge of road signages and get them familiar with safety features of the roads, especially on the expressways.
Learn more about UNICEF Philippines’ advocacy and programs here: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/what-we-do
About the writer:
Frederick John Santos. A former media practitioner: he is a previous Social Media News Writer on an AM Radio Station. Now with MPT South, he writes to give information and updates on MPTS’ toll roads to its motorists, stakeholders, and media.