From left to right: Deputy Executive Secretary for General Administration Mr. McJill Bryant T. Fernandez; Malacañang Motorpool Director Mr. Edwin Sicat, Deputy Executive Secretary for Finance and Administration Ms. Rizalina N. Justol, Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Mr. Michael P. Ong, Executive Secretary Mr. Salvador C. Medialdea, MMPC President and CEO Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, MMPC Senior Vice President for Corporate Division Mr. Yasuki Maruyama, DENR Assistant Secretary for Administration Mr. Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar, MMPC Assistant Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs Atty. Imelda A. Brown, and MMPC Vice President for Corporate Public Relations Mr. Renato S. Lampano
January 23, 2019 – Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) stood as witnesses as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) turned over one i-MiEV (Pure Electric Vehicle) and one Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to the Office of the President during the signing and turn over ceremony held at the Malacañang Palace.
During his opening remarks, DENR Assistant Secretary Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar thanked Mitsubishi Motors for being at the forefront in electric vehicle development and for being one of the private sectors to promote the use of EVs and help the Department in its vision to sustain a clean and healthy environment.
In praise of Mitsubishi Motors’ initiatives is Assistant Secretary Kelvin Lester K. Lee of the Office of the Executive Secretary. He mentioned that the vehicles will be a great addition to their motor pool and that this will be taken care of. He also thanked DENR for their efforts in making the ceremonial turn over possible.
Also in attendance was Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea who personally accepted the vehicles and was impressed with the capacity of the units.
MMPC President and CEO Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said in his speech, “As an EV and PHEV manufacturer, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) together with Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) are eager to work with the Philippine Government in its efforts of promoting efficient and environment-friendly vehicles. Our partnership provides a common direction as we work together with policy makers in coming up with a roadmap towards quick adoption of these next-generation vehicles in the country.”
From left to right: DENR Assistant Secretary for Administration Mr. Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar, MMPC President and CEO Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, Executive Secretary Mr. Salvador C. Medialdea, Deputy Executive Secretary for Finance and Administration Ms. Rizalina N. Justol and Malacañang Motorpool Director Mr. Edwin Sicat