United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI) the exclusive distributor of Foton and Chery vehicles in the Philippines, pledges its support to all individuals who are part of its nationwide dealership network. The automotive group states that it will be providing financial assistance for all of its dealer employees across the nation.
The onset of the pandemic and the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) have impacted businesses and workers alike. Many businesses including car dealerships have had to temporarily halt their operations in light of the guidelines set forth by the Philippines government. This has caused the disruption of income and employment of many works across the country.
To date, UAAGI has 29 Foton and 14 Chery dealerships across the country. Each of these facilities will receive cash aid from the auto group amounting to P5,000 to help support each employee’s basic family necessities.
Sytin further adds by stating that “I know how difficult it is to wake up in the morning with the pressure to pay rent, utilities, buy groceries and meet other family expenses. I want to ensure that despite the loss of income, my whole team will still be able to survive the day.”
The automotive group has noticed that some of its employees live in areas where banks are closed. To solve this problem UAAGI has partnered up with Cebuana Lhuillier. The company has 2,500 branches nationwide making it easier for Foton and Chery employees to claim their financial assistance.
Sytin continues by stating that “This challenge reminds me that we’re all connected like never before. We’re all in this together, and by uniting to help protect the most vulnerable, we will be able to come back stronger.”
With the business climate still unknown and with no cure yet to be found the future of the automotive industry still looks uncertain. UAAGI, however, will still continue to monitor the situation and will look at how it can help in an authentic and meaningful way beyond financial contributions. The company has already provided a free shuttle service for frontliners and has also donated personal protective equipment to hospitals around the Philippines.