Last June 29, Governor Chiz Escudero and the members of the Provincial Council Members warmly welcomed the Foton team as they traveled to Sorsogon for the turnover of 13 brand-new units of Tornado 4.4C Mini Dump Trucks which will also be used for provincial improvement needs such as road maintenance, relief operations, and other public works and services. The service vehicles will be placed under the care of their Provincial Engineering Office.
“Ang serbisyong pampubliko sa probinsya ng Sorsogon ay kayang-kaya sa Foton,” Provincial Administrator of Sorsogon City, Atty. Enrique Renoria claimed while being interviewed regarding their observation and experiences on using Foton vehicles.
In the past years, the Government of the Province of Sorsogon had acquired a series of Foton Ambulances that assisted in their public health transportation. Particularly in 2010, they gathered 3 units of Foton Ambulance and received 4 additional units in 2016.
According to Atty. Renoria, using Foton commercial vehicles for years provided them further knowledge on its effectiveness and later built their trust on the brand. “Napapansin ko po na yung unang pinurchase ng probinsya, hanggang ngayon napapakinabangan pa rin, gaya ng mga ambulansya na nabili sa inyo.” Atty. Renoria explained to a Foton representative.
Foton has been known for its reliable engine, robust cargo capacity, and cost-effective prices which the local government of Sorsogon has witnessed as they claimed: “Maasahan talaga, low-cost ang maintenance at yung sa parte naman ninyo kung may problema, madali kayong tawagan at agad agad mayroon kayong ready na tao talagang gagawa kung anomang depekto ng sasakyan,” Atty. Renoria emphasized.
Every Tornado 4.4C Mini Dump Trucks purchased by the Province of Sorsogon is capable of loading up to 4,590 kilograms of heavy cargo with its 4 cubic meter dump box capacity. They are powered by the Cummins ISF 3.8 diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual.