Date posted on June 2, 2018
Suzuki Philippines has staged very successful Suzuki Raider R150 Summit events at the World Trade Center in Manila for three years now wherein there was huge attendance from Suzuki riders and clubs and a world record was even set last year. This 2018, the manufacturer conducted its first Suzuki Raider R150 Summit in Mindanao. The event took place at the RDR Gym Sports Complex in Tagum City.
The Suzuki Raider R150 Summit Mindanao drew 2, 397 registered participants from 130 Suzuki rider clubs all over Mindanao. It was definitely #SuzukiTagumpaysaTagum with the attendance and support of the Suzuki rider clubs and the success of the event.
Suzuki Philippines prepared exciting contests, activities, games, entertainment and gave away freebies. The Suzuki Stunt team on Suzuki Raider R150 carb motorcycles performed their amazing stunts outside the gym while the On42NYT band provided entertainment inside. A drone shot of the attendees together with Suzuki Philippines’ executives was then held, setting up an exciting and energetic vibe. After a very well appreciated welcome remark from Suzuki Philippines’ President Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, the Custom Bike, Biker Babe, Best Rider and Best Couple Rider competitions were all enjoyed by the great crowd. The lovely Ms. Roxanne Barcelo and Suzuki Philippines’ Mr. Ramil Mulay were the hosts of the event.
Suzuki Stunt Show
Suzuki Philippines’ President Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki
Hosts Mr. Ramil Mulay of Suzuki Philippines and Ms. Roxanne Barcelo
Game facilitated by Mr. Sherwin Florendo of Suzuki Philippines
There were 17 participants in the Custom Bike contest and winners were Potpot by Patricio Gaman of Positive Idea GenSan (Best Custom Bike), Raider 150 of Renante Montayre & Raider R150 of Arnold Aleniabon who are both from Suzuki Tacometrix Club (Best Engine Setup), Petra of Jundie Aballe of Suzuki Riders Club Pagadian (Best Concept Bike), Game Over of Nazer Maliga of Suzuki Riders Club (Best Chrome), Raider FU150 of Louie Vistal of Moto Revolution Riders Club (Best Paint), Nemo 3.0 of Benzaire Balaba of Suzuki Infinity Raiders Club (Media Choice) and Clever Republic of Ayesha Quilban from Suzuki Riders Club (Riders’ Choice).
Biker Babe winner was Ms. Mayka Falcon of the Philippine Suzuki Riders Club. Mr. Jasper Villamor was hailed as the Best Rider. Mr. Ramon and Mrs. Nelly Cagascas won the Best Couple Rider competition.
Suzuki Philippines also gave special recognition to Suzuki Raider R150 and other Suzuki riding clubs. Winners were Torque Rider Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (Suzuki Raider R150 Club Biggest Group Delegation), Philippine Suzuki Riders Club – Davao Chapter (Suzuki Raider R150 Club Biggest Chapter Delegation), Davao Raiders Cub (Suzuki Raider R150 Club Earliest Delegation), Torque Rider Organization of the Philippines, Inc. – Cagayan de Oro Chapter (Suzuki Raider R150 Club Farthest Delegation), Davao Raider J Club (Other Suzuki Club Biggest Group Delegation), Smash Titan Riders Club (Other Suzuki Club Biggest Chapter Delegation) and Skydrive Nation Davao (Other Suzuki Club Farthest Delegation).
The gorgeous Suzuki ladies were present at the event and danced. Special guest was Ms. Winwyn Marquez, the 2017 Reina Hispanoamericana. The Whiplash dancers also performed.
The Suzuki-VMan racing team was presented on stage. The team is comprised of April King Mascardo, Eane Jaye Sobretodo, Josh Tan, Jaypee Obendencio, Mark Djereck Ondillo and Dan Carlo Alvarado who are competing at the Super Series Nationwide Championships. Mascardo, Sobretodo, Tan and Obedencio are racing in the Super Underbone class on board Suzuki Raider R150 motorcycles. Ondillo and Alvardo, meanwhile, compete in the Suzuki Raider Breed Wars classes (Suzuki Raider R150 Carb and Suzuki Raider R150 FI categories) of the Super Series.
Two motorcycles were raffled at the event – one Suzuki Raider R150 carb and one Suzuki Radier R150 FI. Motorcycle raffle winners were Rian Baniel of Torque Rider Organization of the Philippines – Cagayan de Oro and Jan Victor Lacanlale of Road Warriors Club Davao.
The Suzuki Raider R150 Summit Mindanao is part of Suzuki’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Just like in the summit held in Manila this January, the summit in Mindanao also helped in rebuilding Marawi through the One Suzuki for Marawi campaign which provides educational development assistance. Turned over to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya was P515, 000 cash donation, an additional to the 2.6 million pesos collected during the summit held in Manila. Suzuki Mindanao’s Suzuki Para sa Eskwela program in partnership with the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela was also launched at the event. Suzuki riders help the schools by painting classrooms, lawn mowing and repairing of chairs and other facilities in preparation for the upcoming school opening this year.
Through Suzuki United as One, Suzuki Philippines emphasized its strong bond with its riders who pledged their support to Suzuki in promoting safe riding and participating in different CSR activities. Suzuki Philippines then declared its full support to the riding clubs.
The Suzuki Raider R150 Summit Mindanao was supported by Suzuki Genuine Parts, Rhean Cyclemar, HGK, Bendix, DID Racing Chain and Xpot Motoexceed. Also in attendance at the event were Suzuki Philippines’ Managing Director and Suzuki Foundation President Mr. Norminio Mojica, General Manager for Motorcycle Sales and Marketing Mr. Jun Bulot, Senior Regional Sales Manager Mr. Joel Martin and Marketing Manager Mr. Monch Bontogon.
The Suzuki Raider R150 Summit shows the force for the legendary Raider R150 and celebrates the continuous rule of the Raider R150 as the Underbone King. Back in January 2018, Suzuki Raider R150 Summit in Luzon was attended by over 10,200 riders at the World Trade Center Manila.