MANILA, Philippines – Ikinatuwa ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ang plano ng Japanese carmaker na Toyota na ibalik ang popular na Tamaraw model nito sa merkado ng Pilipinas.
“Marcos had a meeting with Toyota executives on Friday,” ayon sa Presidential Communications Office.
“Many of the Tamaraws you’ve recently built are still on the road,” ang sinabi ni Pangulong Marcos sa mga opisyal ng Toyota, inilarawan ang Tamaraw model bilang “workhorse” ng kompanya.
Winika pa ng Pangulo na ang Tamaraw brand ay kilala na sa Pilipinas ng ilang dekada.
“We have always been appreciative, especially of the involvement of Toyota in the Philippines over so many years, and I think the mutual experience between Toyota and the Philippine and the local markets has been a good one, and the partnership we can look to as a success,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
“It is very interesting to hear your new plans for the Philippines, and it’s very much in alignment with what we’re trying to do… we are hoping we are able to improve the situation for your supplier to be able to come in to the ease of doing business,” ang pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos.
Samantala, pinag-aaralan naman ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas na bumili ng isang model ng Toyota brand, Mini-Cruiser, para gagamitin ng militar.
“It’s something we would like to revisit, simply because we have tried many utility vehicles for the military, but they really [have] not been a success for us,” ayon sa Pangulo. Kris Jose