President Benigno Aquino 3rd welcomed the president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) of Japan, Osamu Masuko, in a recent courtesy call at Malacañang Palace. Together with Masuko were Mitsubishi Motors Phils. Corp. (MMPC) President and Chief Executive Officer Hikosaburo Shibata and other MMC and MMPC executives. Masuko explained to Aquino MMPC’s plan to enhance its production capability through the purchase of Ford Phils.’ shuttered manufacturing plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna. The move anticipates the expected increase in the country’s vehicle demand in the coming years.