Honda moto clubs provide hope amid pandemic through charity rides

Honda GTR Club LUPA

Challenges during this pandemic were hurled left and right — and there still seems to be no end to them. But riders from various Honda motorcycle clubs have shown that we can overcome together.

As examples, Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI) shared about three groups who have extended a helping hand to those affected by the current situation.

Led by its club chairman Marc Gil Batiancila, the AirBlade Riders Club Philippines, Inc. (ARCPI) conducted the Canonigo Charity Ride to give hygiene kits to 180 children and homeless families, while its Cavite chapter organized a charitable quest, "Operation Tulong sa Kapwa natin Caviteño," where members donated food packs and clean clothes for the fire victims in Sineguelasan, Bacoor.

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"We can say, all the members of ARCPI have a heart for charity and sharing, that this kind of activity is our usual program. No matter how small or big our resources are, we always come up with support from all members. Of course, with support and assistance from other chapters as well," ARCPI National President Jerome Golandrina said.

Meanwhile, almost 80 riders of the BeAT FI Owners Club Philippines (BFIOC) from Danao City, Cebu conducted feeding programs for children, and handed out food packs to nearly 80 senior citizens of Barangay Cantipay in Carmen, Cebu. Aside from that, the group also gave financial assistance to a 12-year-old kid battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage 4B.

"Although we are not that abundant in wealth, we are rich in the heart that possesses an eagerness to help others without expecting payback. Hence, we prioritize giving to senior citizens because we, youth, are one of the major foundations in the community, especially in serving our elderly," BFIOC MidNorth Chapter Vice President Deo Merlo Alcover Jr. was quoted as saying.

BeAT Fi Owners Club

Further, the Honda GTR 150 Club Philippines-La Union/Pangasinan (LUPA) Chapter, headed by Chapter President Mario Respicio, joined the Bayanihan sa Paaralan Program. “Through this initiative, riders, even from other clubs, and the barangay assisted the teachers of Mangaan Elementary School in La Union by helping to clean and fix parts of the school to ensure safety due to heavy rainfall in the province.” HPI noted.

“The school’s teachers, staff, and the residents of the surrounding areas of the school have felt safer since then. Our club did not benefit in any way and all we received was their gratitude. The teachers of the school thanking us was more than what we needed to restore the stamina we used and was enough to motivate us to keep on trying to help every time we have the chance,” Respicio said.

For more details about Honda products and promos, visit www.hondaph.com and follow its Facebook page, Honda Philippines, Inc, and Instagram, @hondaph_mc. Call (02)-8581-6700 to 6799 or (0917) 884-6632.

Photos from Honda Philippines Inc.

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