Date posted on April 19, 2021
The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA), an association of motorcycle manufacturers in the Philippines, inducted its new set of officers for 2021 on March 29, 2021. The ceremony was conducted online in the light of the rising cases of COVID-19 that dissuades holding of events face-to-face for the safety of attendees.
Atty. Clarence V. Guinto, Acting Director of the Law Enforcement Service and concurrent Regional Director of the Land Transportation Office – National Capital Region West, was the keynote speaker at the induction ceremony.
He also conducted into office Mr. Norminio C. Mojica of Suzuki Philippines, Inc. as President; Mr. Virgilio A. Montaño (Kawasaki Motors (Phils.) Corp.) as Vice President; Mr. Armando B. Reyes (Honda Phils., Inc) as Treasurer and Mr. Alfredo O. Lejano (Yamaha Motor Phils., Inc.) as Auditor.
Atty. Clarence Guinto, Acting Director of the Law Enforcement Service and concurrent Regional Director of the Land Transportation Office – National Capital Region West
The keynote speaker also discussed about some of features of the RA11235, the Online Payment system, the problem of deliquent motorcycle registrations and the current status of motorcycle plate distribution.
The Committee Chairmen who were also inducted were Mr. Toni Boi Acuesta (Yamaha) for Marketing, Mr. Herminio Lomibao (Honda) for Road Safety, Mr. Virgilio A. Montaño (Kawasaki) for Technical and Ms. Vicelyn V. Layno (MDPPA) for Government.
Mr. Lejano, the immediate past President, shared MDPPA’s major achievements for the period 2019-2020, which according to him would not have been possible without the collective efforts of all the members.
The new President, Mr. Mojica, presented the directions of the association in 2021: proactive involvement and participation in policy formulation and rule-making, and international commitments; sustained and coordinated road safety promotion; heighted publicity on MDPPA; and proactive approach on Electric Vehicle industry development.
“The theme for the Induction ‘Rising Above and Beyond the Current Challenges’ is not only a rallying cry but an apt description of what will ignite us to more action. It sparks our fire to continue delivering the results despite of the current challenges of the pandemic,” said Mr. Mojica.
He also formally launched MDPPA’s new Generation Road Safety Campaign, a social media effort fo 2021 snd beyond.
The event was graced by distinguished guests from 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 key officers of MDPPA member companies.
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