Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) shows support for UNICEF Philippines in celebrating World Children’s Day 2023
Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the leading mobility infrastructure and solutions provider in the Philippines, showcased its support for UNICEF Philippines in its commitment to champion the rights and well-being of children on World Children’s Day 2023, which took place on November 20th.
In honor of World Children’s Day, MPTC illuminated several of its prominent structures in north and south Luzon, as well as the Visayas, in blue. The blue lighting symbolized hope and a promise of safer roads and sustainable business practices that benefit children.
Rogelio Singson, President and CEO of MPTC stated, “MPTC and our group of companies have road safety at the core of our construction, maintenance, and operations. We are on a mission to contribute to the country’s economic and social growth to provide a better life to our customers, communities, employees, and of course, their children. This partnership with UNICEF allows us to further live up to our life-long commitment to road safety.”
UNICEF Fundraising Chief Cristina Bertolino expressed, “Every child has the right to a safe and healthy environment where they can play, walk, and move, without harm. We hope to further our joint effort and collective action to ensure that more children have access to their basic rights, including having a role and voice for a more sustainable world.”
In collaboration with UNICEF, MPTC has entered into a multi-year agreement to work on building sustainable models for safe school zones and child road traffic injury, supporting 100 schools in high-risk areas that will benefit over 20,000 children. This project has been recognized by the Department of Health with a prestigious Healthy Pilipinas Gold Award for advancing health promotion strategies to help shape a healthier future for Filipino children.
Furthermore, MPTC and its business units have been working on integrating child safety into road safety campaigns, as well as promoting “green highways” through solar-powered toll plazas and rainwater catchment systems for energy efficiency and sustainable expressway operations.
NLEX and Paramount Consumer Products also launched a campaign, “Nickelodeon Safety First with PAW Patrol,” that showcased safety messages for children, while MPT South, which operates and manages CAVITEX and CALAX, has implemented the Bayani ng Kalsada (BayaniKa) program to educate kids about road signs and road safety.
Overall, MPTC’s efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting child safety and road safety, furthering its mission to provide a better and safer future for the next generation.