Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPH) has always firmly believed in cultivating Filipino potential and they continue to do so with their latest endeavor. The company has partnered with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) as the Official Lifestyle Motorcycle of the Gilas Pilipinas Men’s Basketball Team for the FIBA World Cup. The global event which will be held in 3 countries, with the final round hosted in the Philippines, is an unmissable opportunity for Yamaha to champion those who always push boundaries. Hiroshi Koike, President of YMPH, stated “We hope we can work together as one team to reach the ultimate goal” which includes not only performing well in the tournament but also spreading happiness and enthusiasm throughout the entire nation.
Yamaha is no stranger to national team competition with its own roster of Filipino riders contending around the world in global tournaments and trail blazing a path for the next generation of racers.
The collaboration was officially formalized at the SBP office which was attended by President Koike, Sales and Marketing Division Head Shinsuke Iida, and Marketing Assistant Section Manager Toni Acuesta from YMPH. They were welcomed by SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios, Deputy Event Director FIBA World Cup Philippines LOC Erika Dy, and Gilas Pilipinas Team Manager Butch Antonio. Starting with the sixth window of games, Yamaha Motor Philippines, which shares their values of unwavering enthusiasm and uncompromising commitment, will be fully behind Gilas Pilipinas.