Ms. Ma. Corazon H. Dichosa, Executive Director of the Board of Investments, was the keynote speaker at the induction ceremony of the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on February 22, 2017.
She also inducted into office Mr. Armando Reyes of Honda Phils., Inc (center) as President of MDPPA for the year 2017. The other officers inducted were (from left to right): Ms. Espie Custodio of Suzuki Phils., Inc (Treasurer and Marketing Committee Chairman), Mr. Alfredo Lejano, Jr. of Yamaha Motor Phils., Inc. (Vice President and Government Committee Chairman), Mr. Eduardo Clemente of Kymco Phils., Inc. (Director) and Mr. Rodel Pablo of Kawasaki Motors (Phils.) Corporation (Auditor and Technical Committee Chairman).
Mr. Jacinto R. Cadugo of Kymco, Phils., Inc. (rightmost) was also inducted as Chairman of the Road Safety Committee.
The event was graced by distinguished guests from the government and automotive industry associations, MDPPA member-companies presidents, the Association’s past presidents, officers of the motorcycle dealers association and major motorcycle dealers, members of the motorcycle media, riding community and, officers and members of MDPPA five (5) members.
Mr. Pablo, the immediate past president, shared MDPPA’s major achievements for the period 2015-2016, which according to him would not have been possible without the collective efforts of all the members. The new president, Mr. Reyes, presented the 4-point agenda of the Board for 2017: Engage further involvement and participation in policy and rule-making and international commitments; continue raise the profile of MDPPA as the thought leader in the industry; heap on road safety promotion; and push for fair market play in the motorcycle industry.
Earlier during the day in a media briefing, MDPPA officially announced its sales milestone breaching the 1 million sales mark for the first time as it capped off 2016 with a 34 percent year-on-year (YoY) sales growth. With the induction’s theme “Sustaining Momentum”, MDPPA’s 2016 performance has definitely set the drive for hitting an even higher sales mark this year.