Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI), emerged as the overall first runner up team during the second leg of the Sunshine Television Auto Rally Corporate Challenge (STV ARCC) held at the Subic Bay Freeport last December. Honda’s team also went home with two special awards for two perfect time runs.
The annual ARCC focuses on precision driving rather than speed with its very nature being “on time all the time.” This event tested both the driving and navigation skills of the participants by setting routes where teams have to follow a particular pace and reach checkpoints in the allotted time. Following this, STV enforced strict obedience to traffic rules and regulations by considering any infraction as an automatic disqualification.
The event flagged off last at the Harbor Point Mall, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales. Honda’s team was composed of three groups against 28 other groups from other car companies.
Honda brought in the Mobilio 1.5 V CVT driven by Patrick Tulfo, Ronald Delos Reyes and Randy Peregrino of Business Mirror; the City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition driven by Indi Singh and Towpy Tejano, DJs from Mellow 94.7 as well as Katrina Golfo from YES! Fm 101.1; and HCPI employees Al Bato, Prince Pullo and Tricia Epilepsia took the HR-V 1.8 EL MUGEN.
The team members enjoyed the friendly competition as well as all the different obstacles. According to Singh, “The car responded really well to the challenges ahead especially with the winding roads we had to navigate through. The handling was superb and no question about the braking safety. I’m sure these contributed the good numbers we were able to post on the board of the team.”
Honda values safe driving and has a strong sense of obligation rooted in the company’s safety philosophy of “delivering safety in every vehicle.”
Honda is proud of all of its accomplishments. With a heritage of racing and the principles of competition, it faces tasks head on with teamwork and efficiency. Honda’s challenging spirit lives on through its associate’s efforts and the continuous growth of the company.