Thursday, April 13, 2017
Mitsubishi and Centro Donate L300 XV to Go Negosyo
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation has teamed up with leading truck body builder Centro Manufacturing Corporation to donate a Mitsubishi L300 XV microbus to the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) Go Negosyo.
The turnover ceremony was attended by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Mr. Joey A. Concepcion, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Adviser for Entrepreneurship Development Ms. Merly M. Cruz, MMPC President and CEO Mr. Yoshiaki Kato and Centro President Mr. Raphael T. Juan.
Impressed by PCE Go Negosyo’s commitment in providing programs for aspiring entrepreneurs, Kato expressed MMPC’s support for its “Kapatid Project” which encourages medium and large corporations to help micro and small enterprises.
In his speech, he also mentioned that the L300 model is the go to workhorse vehicle for micro, small and medium enterprises because of its proven reliability, affordability and low maintenance cost. “The local production of the L300 utility vehicle has created jobs not only in MMPC but also to local parts suppliers and truck body builders such as Centro Manufacturing Corporation, contributing to the growth of the Philippine automotive industry”.
For his part, Juan said that he himself is an entrepreneur with Centro itself starting as an SME in a small rented warehouse 20 years ago. “We at Centro are therefore just too glad to be able to pay back to the SME industry that brought us to where we are right now, the leading truck body builder in the Philippines. We hope that with our humble donation, we can contribute in helping Go Negosyo monitor its various MSME projects, sustain the spirit of entrepreneurship and grow our MSME industry nationwide”.
Concepcion adds that with the donation of a brand new L300 XV microbus, MMPC and Centro will help ensure that PCE Go Negosyo will be more successful in creating a positive entrepreneurial culture and enterprising climate that will help eradicate poverty in the Philippines.