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Government taps ACC for ASEAN 2017 vehicles

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has appointed the Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC) as the official premium mobility provider for the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and ACC President Maricar Parco on Friday, February 24 signed the agreement to formalize the deal at the Kalayaan Hall of Malacañan Palace.
ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council (NOC) Director General for Operations Marciano Paynor, Jr. and ACC Chairman Emeritus Gov. Jose Ch. Alvarez were also present during the ceremony.
ACC, the official importer, and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, will provide the specially commissioned BMW 7 series, BMW X5, and BMW 5 series vehicles for ASEAN member nation ministers and leaders and dialogue partners during this year’s summit.
In a statement, Alvarez said the company is “truly honored to play an integral role in the ASEAN 2017.”
“As the preferred premium vehicle provider for ASEAN Summit 2017, we strengthen our commitment to support government projects that drive economic growth and social progress for the benefit of the local automotive industry, the Filipino people, and the Asia-Pacific Region,” Alvarez said.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte last month led the launching of the country’s chairmanship of ASEAN.
During the ceremony in Davao, the Chief Executive called on all Filipinos to take an active and constructive part during the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN.
The Philippines’ hosting coincides with ASEAN’s 50th-anniversary celebration with the theme, “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.”

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.