Saturday, February 6, 2010

OFW expressed full satisfaction over Mitsubishi Motors Philippines – BPI Direct ‘Balik Bayani’ Auto Financing Program

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines collaborated with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI-Direct) to introduce the ‘Balik-Bayani’ Auto Financing program, which was conceptualized to assist Overseas Filipino Workers’ to own a Mitsubishi vehicle in a much convenient and affordable way.

Recently, Jabez Motor which is Mitsubishi Motors Philippines’ franchised dealer in Bacoor, Cavite turned over the new Adventure GLS Sport to the Mr. Carlos Garcia, an overseas Filipino worker, working for Saudi Arabia for 16 years and has long dreamt of owning a Mitsubishi vehicle. Together with his wife, the couple was very excited to drive home their brand new Adventure. “Nagulat kami sa bilis ng pag proseso ng aming Balik-Bayani application at sa bilis din nang pag-release ng aming Adventure GLS Sport. Lubos kaming natutuwa at hindi na naming kailangan maghintay at magdaan pa sa mahabang proseso para maiuwi ang unang sasakyan ng aming pamilya. Salamat sa Mitsubishi - BPI Direct Balik-Bayani Auto Program at naging napakadali para sa amin ang pagkakaroon ng sasakyan. Perfect na pang-regalo sa aking pamilya ang Mitsubishi vehicle’. (“We were surprise on how quick our application was processed and how fast our unit was delivered. We are overjoyed that we did not need to wait too long and do a lot of processing to have our first family car. Thanks to Mitsubishi - BPI Direct Balik-Bayani Auto Program for making owning a car easy for us. A Mitsubishi vehicle is definitely a perfect gift for my family”), Mr. Garcia gladly commended.

With Mitsubishi Motors Philippines - BPI Direct Balik-Bayani Auto Program, OFWs who wish to avail any of the Mitsubishi vehicles may simply apply online by completely filling up the online application form at: A BPI-Direct officer will coordinate with the OFW as soon as the application is received (applications are received on real-time). The OFW simply needs to comply and provide all the requirements (completely filled-out online application form, Certificate of Employment, and 6 months latest proof of remittance to a beneficiary in the Philippines) to expedite the processing of their auto loan.

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Photo Caption: From left to right: Ronjo Neria- BPI Direct, Manager – Loans Marketing, Carlos Garcia- OFW from Saudi Arabia and wife Teresa Garcia, Lito Valdez- Jabez Motor Corp., Rosemary Cruz- Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Tristan Coral- BPI Direct, Assistant Manager – Loans Marketing.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Toyota Models in PH not affected by U.S. Accelerator-pedal Recall

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) today announced that TMP and Lexus Manila Inc. (LMI) models sold in the Philippines are not affected by the U.S. Accelerator-pedal Recall.

Toyota Camry and Corolla Altis sold by TMP in the Philippines are manufactured in Thailand while RAV4 models are imported from Japan.

Last January 21, 2010, consistent with its commitment to product safety and quality, Toyota Motor Sales USA initiated a Safety Campaign on sticking gas pedals of specific US market models, including certain 2009-2010 RAV4, certain 2009-2010 Corolla, certain 2007-2010 Camry, 2009 – 2010 Matrix, 2005 - 2010 Avalon, certain 2010 Highlander, 2007 - 2010Tundra, and 2008 - 2010 Sequoia, in coordination with the NHTSA*. 

In rare instances, there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedals may mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position. The condition does not occur suddenly and results from wear.  Toyota is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. It is working quickly to remedy the situation.